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IRS Audits Drop to All-Time Low
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Good News for Taxpayers Brings Worries to Washington With the tax-filing deadline less than a week away, taxpayers tempted to cheat may get some satisfaction knowing they are less likely than ever to be audited by Uncle Sam. Audits by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plunged to a low of one per 217 returns in […]

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Supreme Court FDA Can’t Regulate Tobacco
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Supreme Court: FDA Can’t Regulate Tobacco But Calls Smoking ‘Most Significant Threat to Public Health’ The government lacks the authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, even though tobacco use may be “the single most significant threat to public health,” the Supreme Court said today. The 5-4 ruling, which threw out the Clinton administration’s […]

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Building a Safer School
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Combating Violence With Architecture Could the little red schoolhouse — an American icon as wholesome and safe as grandma’s apple pie — soon become the little red fortress? The recent school tragedies at Littleton, Colo., Conyers, Ga., Paducah, Ky., and Jonesboro, Ark., have added greater urgency to the national challenge of making schools safer. Educators […]

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Texans Ignore Baby Abandonment Law
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Texans Ignore Baby Abandonment Law In Six Months, Nine Newborns Illegally Discarded In the six months since Texas provided mothers with a legal method of abandoning unwanted newborns, the law has gone unused as nine babies have been abandoned statewide, according to state records. Two of the newborns were found in Dumpsters, said Marla Sheely, […]

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