Larry PrattThe epic battle that seized Wisconsin, and gripped America, over powers for public-sector union bosses has ebbed. But its consequences will extend far beyond the Badger State.

“They’re America’s quietest killers,” Newsweek gushes under the headline, “The Coolest Guys in the World.” ABC News calls them “the best of the best” who “toil in the dark of night, tasked with the most daring, dangerous and important missions.” And no encomium to the State’s minions would be complete without an enthusiastic endorsement from the New York Times: Navy SEALS, particularly the notorious Team 6 whom the Feds allege to have murdered Osama bin Laden, are “America’s Jedi knights: the elite of the elite, an all-star team of commandos.”

Walter WilliamsAs if more proof were needed about the minimum wage's devastating effects, yet another study has reached the same conclusion. Last week, two labor economists, Professors William Even (Miami University of Ohio) and David Macpherson (Trinity University), released a study for the Washington, D.C.-based Employment Policies Institute titled "Unequal Harm: Racial Disparities in the Employment Consequences of Minimum Wage Increases."

Thomas SowellOne of the sad and dangerous signs of our times is how many people are enthralled by words, without bothering to look at the realities behind those words.

Ralph ReilandImpose the world's highest corporate income tax rate, and we can expect the result will be too few corporations and too much government.