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    2014 Tax Day Chart: Who Pays the Most?

    Which taxpayers experience the greatest tax burden—and who pays the most in taxes? As Americans navigated the labyrinthine tax code ahead of tax day, many felt the sting of the President’s myriad tax increases. Despite calls for more taxes on the rich, the Heritage chart shown above reveals that the … More

    Federal Agency Loses Money Selling Government Reports. The Catch? They’re Already Free

    A federal agency selling government reports that are otherwise free is the target of a new bill meant to curtail government waste. “With a money-losing profit model only the government could design, the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) sells free government reports to other federal agencies and the public—at a … More

    The Crime of Being Bullied: 15-Year-Old Special Needs Student Convicted of Disorderly Conduct for Recording Evidence of Bullying

    It’s a horrific case study in bullying. A high school sophomore who suffers from comprehension delay disorder (an information-processing disorder), ADHD, and an anxiety disorder was regularly shoved and tripped, nearly burned with a cigarette lighter, and psychologically tortured by his peers. He fought back in the only way he … More

    The Left Is Missing the Real ‘War on Women’

    Feminists and others on the Left are usually very good at “outrage,” especially when it can be expressed on behalf of what they believe is an oppressed group. Which is why it is both surprising and disappointing that they missed two amazing opportunities recently to be rightly outraged on behalf … More

    A Little 'Happy' Song for Your Tax Day

    Does dividing business and personal expenses — and seeing how the government wasted your money — get you down? Whether or not you’ve heard Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” you can appreciate this Tax Day parody by Reason’s Remy.

    TV Star Praises Immigrant Parents, Says 'I'm Weirdly Patriotic'

    In an interview last month, TV star Mindy Kaling confessed that she is “weirdly patriotic.” “This is going to make me sound like I’m a thousand years old,” Kaling, who stars in Fox show The Mindy Project, told PBS’ Charlie Rose, “but this could only happen in America and I’m … More

    Where Did Your Tax Money Go?

    It’s pretty unreal when you see it. Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits. Major entitlements (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) gobbled up 49 percent, while more federal benefits took another 20 percent. These additional “income security” benefits include federal employee retirement and disability, … More

    NY Times Editor: Obama Administration 'Most Secretive White House' in Recent Years

    Jill Abramson, in her third year as the first female executive editor of The New York Times, describes President Obama’s administration as extremely secretive. “The Obama years are a benchmark for a new level of secrecy and control,” Abramson said in an interview with The Takeaway. “It’s created quite a … More