Local governments—particularly plow crews—cannot deal with snow effectively. Weatherpersons "predict" snow, but don't do anything about it. With the DC area yet again buried in nearly two feet, essential federal services have been shut down. Many government workers are being encouraged to take leave days after the initial powder dump.
Snow is costly for taxpayers, as well. It's expensive to clear. Salting roads even in a southern state like North Carolina requires 29,000 tons of sodium chloride costing some $2.5 million. And then there are the trucks and plows and workers on extended overtime—all of which gobble up taxpayer dollars and break strained budgets.
But the costs of snow removal are insignificant compared to the billions of dollars lost through decreased economic productivity.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
Clint Eastwood's masterful true-life drama about a wrongly accused American hero doubles as an awkward brief for Trump.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.