The confluence of numerous factors in both Texas and North Dakota is working to help the United States wean itself from dependence on foreign oil, including low taxes, improved technology, and enforced private property rights.

There are always unintended consequences when using Keynesian economic theories to try to jumpstart an economy. One of them is the freezing of credit markets because of the Fed's manipulations.

Calls to privatize government agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are likely to fall on deaf ears until the government runs out of money.

The U.S. Department of Energy says it seized $21 million from the reserve account of hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive when it failed to begin repaying a federal loan.

A likely bailout of another federal housing agency has drawn fire from congressional Republicans over an item in President Obama's budget that would provide $943 million for the Federal Housing Administration.