Beavis and Butt-Head take over Silicon Valley

Beavis and Butt-Head take over Silicon Valley

By Paul A. Cantor / Mises Daily With Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill, Mike Judge earned his place in pop culture history. His new HBO comedy Silicon Valley seems an unlikely follow-up to his earlier successes. The man who made a film called Idiocracy has been specializing in portraying really dumb people, […]

Republican hard-liners circumvent GOP leadership on Ex-Im bank

Republican hard-liners circumvent GOP leadership on Ex-Im bank

Many of the same centrist Republicans who complained about conservatives stabbing the GOP in the back on congressional procedures are behind the effort to circumvent their own leaders and force a vote on the divisive Export-Import Bank. Forty-two Republicans – less than a fifth of the House GOP conference – joined 146 Democrats in signing […]

TPA presents the 2015 taxpayer Tricks and Treats!

TPA presents the 2015 taxpayer Tricks and Treats!

By David Williams and Michi Iljazi  Halloween is just around the corner so that means families all over the country are getting ready to celebrate with candy and costumes. The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) however, is getting ready for the scary season by keeping our eye on what government has been doing to taxpayers over […]

Victorino Matus: ‘Drinking in America: Our Secret History’ book review

Victorino Matus: ‘Drinking in America: Our Secret History’ book review

By Victorino Matus Reading Susan Cheever’s Drinking in America: Our Secret History reminded me of an exchange between Elaine and Jerry on Seinfeld. Jerry insists that only 4 to 6 percent of the population is attractive. Elaine: So basically what you’re saying is 95 percent of the population is undateable? Jerry: Undateable! Elaine: Then how […]

American energy needs Free Trade

American energy needs Free Trade

From NCPA America has an abundance of natural resources, including sufficient energy reserves to provide Americans with affordable and reliable energy well into the future. With its plentiful reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, the United States is already a global leader in energy production and has the potential to be a major supplier […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Mini Cooper JCW new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Mini Cooper JCW new car review

By Eric Peters It is a $10k jump from a standard-issue Mini Cooper to a hopped-up John Cooper Works (JCW) version of the same car. A $6k jump from the hopped-up slightly less Mini S – which gets to 60 in about 6.3 seconds vs. about 5.9-6 flat for the JCW. Speed really is a […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents The Strausses and A Young Master

Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents The Strausses and A Young Master

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of a work by an award-winning young composer hailed by The New York Times as “brashly youthful and fresh” on the MasterWorks Series program, The Strausses and a Young Master. Keitaro Harada will conduct performances of Takuma Itoh’s Ripple Effect, […]

NASA seeks student experiments for Edge-of-Space balloon flight

NASA seeks student experiments for Edge-of-Space balloon flight

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. NASA is planning for a fall 2016 launch for the next High Altitude Student Platform ( HASP) mission, a joint project between […]

Bob Garver: “The Last Witch Hunter” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Last Witch Hunter” movie review

By Bob Garver Sometimes it pays to be pessimistic. Based on the murky-looking trailers, “The Last Witch Hunter” looked absolutely unwatchable. It looked like the kind of movie that even the studio realizes is a bomb, so they push it back for several months and then dump it in January (“The Seventh Son” is the […]

Hot Rod drag weekend this week

Hot Rod drag weekend this week

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner From October 28-31, 2015, competitors in the first-ever HOT ROD Drag Weekend™ will head to drag strips in Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Fontana, CA, for three days of quarter-mile racing and 500 miles of street driving. The car with the lowest average elapsed time over the weekend of […]