No-flight zone

The Obama Administration's proposed overhaul of the financial regulatory system has bankers up in arms. They claim the new rules would lower profitability, not mentioning that it would prevent them from engaging in the sort of heedless behavior that got...

Recessive yet expansive budgeting

After proposing a 16.7-percent income tax rate hike that's off and running as if in Nikes made of lead. Gov. Ed Rendell has commanded his lieutenants to slash another $500 million in spending to further close the state's looming $3.2...

Watch the birdy!

Fundamentalist Islam has long been at odds with the present. And save for oil extraction technology and nuclear enrichment, the Iranian brand of it has little love for modernity. It's therefore been amusing to watch the country's regime attempt to squelch...