Last Week's Top 5 Hits at


These were the most popular columns at last week:

California's Gift of Shame: How IOUs, layoffs, late payments, and other bad news may still save the Golden State, by Tim Cavanaugh (8/27)

Lessons from the Bell, California Fiasco: High government salaries means soaring pension costs that taxpayers cannot afford, by Adam B. Summers (8/24)

A Reality Check in the Ground Zero Mosque Debate: The war of words has become short on facts, by Cathy Young (8/23)

North Carolina's Corrupted Crime Lab: A damning state report finds systematic abuse, including in death penalty cases, by Radley Balko (8/23)

Where Are the New Jobs? Why bigger government isn't working, by John Stossel (8/26)