Democrats and one Republican in the U.S. Senate joined forces on January 12 to protect the Federal Reserve from transparency and accountability, voting down the enormously popular “Audit the Fed” legislation that would have opened up the controversial bank's books to government auditors.

 

 


 

The U.S. middle class, which for more than four decades comprised the majority of Americans, has declined to the point where it makes up slightly less than 50 percent of the U.S. adult population.

 

On November 2, the day President Obama signed a bill suspending the federal government’s $18.1-trillion debt limit until March 15, 2017, the total national debt jumped $339 billion.

The latest report from the Cato Institute comes on top of a long and increasingly unhappy series of reports on freedom’s decline in America.

What can be wrong with mandating that workers get paid more money? Interviews with small business owners in Seattle, where the minimum wage is rising, give an idea.