US Businesses NOT Being Strangled By Regulation And Taxation, World Bank Says

That's the title of an article over at that noted socialist rag, Forbes Magazine (yes, FORBES!). I capitalized the "not" in the title, because if one only listens to GOP Presidential candidates or the conservative media and talk radio, the cognitive dissonance from reading that article's title might very well lead the reader to simply elide the "not." One of the few (but distinct) downsides to...

Out Of Iraq – Finally

After nearly ten years, at least a trillion dollars spent (wasted?), and uncounted lives changed forever if not outright ruined or in fact snuffed out, we are apparently out of Iraq, as of Christmas, this year: I don't even know what to feel at such a late date. On the one hand, whew: it's finally OVER. And yes, Barack Obama did what George W. Bush could not, in many, many years of his...