In late December, as the 109th Congress concluded, President Bush signed a measure aimed at reforming the U.S. Postal Service. Described as "a monumental achievement" by prominent supporters like Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), many proponents of the measure believe it will bring the Postal Service into the 21st century. The legislation gives...

With nationalized health care, sky-high unemployment and blissfully short work weeks, you might think that the European Union is rolling backwards on the wheels of socialism. Meanwhile, with Wall Street, Wal-Mart and Viagra booming, the United States powers ahead, driven by capitalism and open markets. Right? Not necessarily. On Oct. 17, only...