“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
Three minors have been euthanised in Belgium since euthanasia for children was legalised in 2014. According to the latest report from the government agency (PDF in French) which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old. Two died in 2016 and 1 last year. Under the existing law, their request for death has to be … Continue reading Three children euthanised in Belgium
A left-wing organization is wrongly labeling others as “hate groups,” a Muslim leader who works against Islamist terrorists says. Maajid Nawaz recently settled out of court with the Southern Poverty Law Center for over $3 million after he challenged it for listing his left-of-center group as extremist. “I want them to understand that something clearly went wrong in … Continue reading Muslim Who Squeezed $3M Out of SPLC for Calling Him an Anti-Muslim Extremist Says Others Also Wrongly Labeled
Social Security is on track to run out of money by 2034, at which point the program will be able to pay only about 79 percent of its scheduled benefits. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation—a government entity that insures private pension plans—will run out of funds almost a decade earlier, in 2025, and will be able to … Continue reading Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security
In a discussion that gun rights activist John Lott Jr. had with an ABC News producer for a 2014 documentary special about the risks of having firearms in the home, the producer cited a gun ownership statistic that Lott knew to be wrong. The producer told him that gun ownership had been falling in the … Continue reading News Media Distort Statistics on US Firearms Ownership and Mass Shootings, Gun Expert Lott Says
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
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.