The federal government thrives on data -- particularly the data it collects from you. Sometimes, we surrender it willingly -- when applying for benefits like Social Security, for student loans, and much more.
The federal government's age-old war on common sense, and the English language, continues to find new ways to horrify and disgust. Consider the nearby video. It tells the story of a dairy farmer who wants to sell natural skim milk to his customers -- no additives, just skim milk.
The national debt hit an ugly milestone last week, topping $21 trillion for the first time:
The national debt exceeded $21 trillion for the first time on Thursday, a little more than six months after it hit first $20 trillion on Sept. 8.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of public sector labor unions. At issue is whether those unions can force non-members to pay union dues -- dues that are often used for activities (political advocacy among them) the dues payer may find objectionable.