The last standing primary lead smelter in the United States will be closing in December — thanks to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s continuing war on American industry. As a consequence, the costs of batteries, ammunition, and hundreds of other lead-dependent products will climb.

President Obama has claimed that America is well on its way to economic recovery, but if job figures, incomes, inflation, and debt are any indication, he’s wrong.

A dozen public opinion polls and two studies by conservative think tanks show that more and more Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly lifted its restriction on processed poultry (such as chicken and turkey) from Communist China into the United States.

Another report on unemployment, another slight uptick. But the numbers don't reflect reality, nor do they portend a stronger economy in the future.