Relieving people from the responsibilities and challenges of life is doing them no favor. Nor is it a favor to society at large.

Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report — the worst monthly report in nearly six years.

Today's elite have little taste for my stepfather's admonition: Any kind of a job is better than begging and stealing.

Three recent stories regarding three government agencies — the IRS, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — show why we should oppose big government for practical, as well as philosophical, reasons.

Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.

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