Becky AkersThe War to Terrorize Americans continues. This week our fearless rulers protected us from a 93-year-old invalid in a wheelchair, her munchies, and her concerned daughter when they tried Nadine Hays of Camarillo, CA, “for allegedly hitting a federal security agent who tried to take her mother’s applesauce and other snacks at Bob Hope Airport.”

Jack Kenny"President Obama said Wednesday that he considers it 'very important' that women be allowed to make decisions about their bodies but would not impose a 'litmus test' on abortion for potential nominees." That was the lead sentence in today's Washington Post story on a private meeting the President had with key Senators on his upcoming nomination of a replacement for retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. But a few paragraphs later we get a clearer view of what no "litmus test" really means. Following the meeting, the President was asked by a reporter if he would nominate someone who does not support "abortion rights."

Walter WilliamsAccording to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., research organization, nearly half of U.S. households will pay no federal income taxes for 2009. That's up from the Tax Foundation's 2006 estimate that 41 percent of the American population, or 121 million Americans, were completely outside the federal income tax system.

Chip WoodA delightful experience over the weekend led to a discussion that prompted the headline for this column. Let me tell you about it.

Ralph ReilandHere’s the news from the New York Times on the day before tax day: “Forty-seven percent. That’s the portion of American households that owe no income tax for 2009. The number is up from 38 percent in 2007.”

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