An appropriate story for the summer months from our friends at the Tax Foundation -- just how much does your state tax beer? Though the figures vary from state to state, it turns out no matter where you live, government adds quite a bite to your pint of bitter:
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.