Final fix for Social Security

by Harry Browne -- The president's Social Security Commission has acknowledged what politicians have been denying for decades – that Social Security has no true reserve fund and that much higher taxes more…

Working for the people?

by John N. Doggett -- What is the proper role of government? Many conservatives and libertarians find it hard to imagine anything proper that a government can do. Nevertheless, most people want the more…

Dating ban another bad idea

by Jon Dougherty -- Few lawmakers have criticized Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., for his admitted affair with former Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy. Even fewer have had the guts to stand up more…

Summer colds

by J.R. Nyquist -- It is not flu or cold season. The sun is warm and bright, the air is hot and sticky. But you have that scratchy lump in your throat more…

Boycott Chinese fireworks

by Joseph Farah -- WASHINGTON ? Ten-year-old Zhang Yanhong knew that if she refused her teacher's orders, she could be forced to pay a fine or kneel on the classroom floor for more…

U.N. races to indict West

by Don Feder -- Bar the doors. Hide the silver. Another United Nations conference is about to be inflicted on us. These forums are regularly hijacked by the U.N. bureaucracy and its more…

Butting in

by Joel Miller -- John Bull is cracking down on cigarette smugglers, as authorities reckon one in five fags are rolled from contraband tobacco. As Andrew McKie explains in this week's London more…

Political betrayal, stupidity or suicide?

by Barbara Simpson -- I'd heard it all before. People trying to make a point in an argument and when things aren't quite going their way, raising the "R" word. You know more…

Retiring Social Security

by Ralph Reiland -- Just look at the numbers and it's obvious that Social Security is a "lousy investment" for anyone under 50, says Pete Dupont, the former governor of Delaware and more…

Back to school?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Have you seen that clever TV commercial in which the father, much to the chagrin of his two young kids, gleefully shops for school supplies to the sound more…