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Apr

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millionsA middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millions
A middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

01

Apr

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millions — and it could save you some cash, tooA middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millions — and it could save you some cash, too
A middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

23

Aug

Does the government steal raisins from growers?To keep the price of raisins high, the government confiscates a portion of raisin growers’ crops without compensation. Is this a good idea or is it unconstitutional?

Does the government steal raisins from growers?
To keep the price of raisins high, the government confiscates a portion of raisin growers’ crops without compensation. Is this a good idea or is it unconstitutional?

13

Nov

Citizens from more than 30 states petition federal government to secedeHave secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?

Citizens from more than 30 states petition federal government to secede
Have secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?

17

Feb

Does the government really care what’s in your child’s bag lunch?Sensational headlines and varying reports about a North Carolina school lunch incident would have us think so.

Does the government really care what’s in your child’s bag lunch?
Sensational headlines and varying reports about a North Carolina school lunch incident would have us think so.

16

May

Study says path to happiness is through government interventionA new study finds that big governments make people happy, but economists say questions remain.

Study says path to happiness is through government intervention
A new study finds that big governments make people happy, but economists say questions remain.

03

May

Bin Laden’s death spawns conspiracy theoriesExperts caution government officials to speak in plain, unambiguous language to discourage the slightest hint of conspiracy.

Bin Laden’s death spawns conspiracy theories
Experts caution government officials to speak in plain, unambiguous language to discourage the slightest hint of conspiracy.

09

Apr

Don’t like how tax dollars are spent? Get used to itEducation and assistance to the poor are the top American choices for where tax money should be spent.

Don’t like how tax dollars are spent? Get used to it
Education and assistance to the poor are the top American choices for where tax money should be spent.

08

Apr

Shutdown: What would close and what would stay open?How outdoor and environmental activities could be affected by a federal government shutdown.

Shutdown: What would close and what would stay open?
How outdoor and environmental activities could be affected by a federal government shutdown.

U.S. government shutdown looms as negotiators scramble

With the midnight deadline approaching, the White House and Congress worked furiously Friday to break a budget deadlock and avoid a shutdown.