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Struggling Post Office Scraps Saturday Service

The U.S. Postal Service projects that eliminating Saturday service will save roughly $2 billion annually by reducing the need for mail carriers on Saturday...

Millions Defraud Federal Phone Subsidy Program

Forty-one percent of Lifeline subscribers, a service that provides phones to low-income Americans via subsidies from phone service customers, could not demonstrate eligibility or did not respond to requests to determine eligibility...

January 2013 Poll Results Reflect Americans' True Feelings

Forty percent of American surveyed say their quality of life has been reduced due to government spending...

Privatizing Roads Will Improve America's Roads

New road enterprises in America should be granted the ability to charge user fees in place of relying on general funds...

Dispelling a Common Gun-Control Myth

Increasing background checks will constitute nothing more than an inconvenience for most gun purchasers and the delays may even trigger slight rises in violent crime...

Freedom of Association

Many union members are forced to associate with that union and accept exclusive union representation based simple on a majority of workers voting to unionize...

End the Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that state and local government employees earn 43 percent more than their private sector counterparts...

Improving Economic Mobility through Increased Savings

Savings -- and, even more important, the culture of saving -- are critical to long-term and consistent movement up the economic ladder...

Can a "Hybrid" Model Save the Post Office?

A new study will analyze the benefits of restoring the U.S. Post Office's financial health by using a "hybrid" model, which would farm out to the private sector postal operations other than the last delivery mile...

How a Federal Menu-Labeling Law Will Harm American Pizza

The delay in implementing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's menu-labeling rule appears to have resulted in an expansion of Congress' original intent...


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