Why fewer kids work the kind of summer jobs that their parents used to have

  Back in the day, most teens had some sort of job lined up for the summer. For some, it was an extension of an after-school job they held during the year. For others, it was a seasonal type of job such as working at a drugstore or as a lifeguard in a pool. Recently, … Continue reading Why fewer kids work the kind of summer jobs that their parents used to have

How old is my pet in dog years or cat years? A veterinarian explains

  “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ healthy lives for as long as possible. It may seem like sort of … Continue reading How old is my pet in dog years or cat years? A veterinarian explains

Zero Tariffs and Zero Barriers Are the Way to Prosperity

It’s not rocket science: Economists understand that tariffs harm both the exporting country and the importing country. Retaliatory tariffs do the same thing. Yet too many foreign policymakers, after rightly warning of the harmful economic consequences of new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, imposed retaliatory tariffs of their own. That’s bad—but much worse would … Continue reading Zero Tariffs and Zero Barriers Are the Way to Prosperity

The IRS Has Rehired Hundreds of Fired Employees. Congress Should Step In.

For one of the most punitive agencies in the federal government, the IRS sure is forgiving with its own employees. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has proposed a bill that would prevent the IRS from rehiring employees fired for misconduct or poor performance. The bill, titled the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act, follows a recent Treasury … Continue reading The IRS Has Rehired Hundreds of Fired Employees. Congress Should Step In.

Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

A few years ago, my cousin sent me a video clip that inspired me to do something my mom had been telling me to do for as long as I can remember: make my bed. It was entitled “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” The clip was part … Continue reading Want to Take Control of Your Life? 4 Simple and Empowering Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.

Today (Sunday, April 22) is Earth Day 2018 and time for my annual Earth Day post….. In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey … Continue reading 18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said about President Trump’s airstrikes on Syria. “The last thing Congress should be doing is giving this president a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere." Of course, Kaine’s protests are hypocritical. Undeclared presidential wars are a bi-partisan problem. Despite three years of heaving fighting, and … Continue reading Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison