What the White House Easter Egg Roll Looked Like in 1889

National Journal found photos of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House from 1889.

Yellen: Healthy Labor Market Years Away

In a recent speech to the Economic Club of New York, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that a healthy labor market is “more than two years away,” according to The New York Times’ Nelson D. Schwartz. These somber remarks about the job market are consistent with her assessment last month: that the U.S. economy […]

The Average Person Misplaces Up to Nine Items a Day

An online survey of 3,000 people published in 2012 showed one-third of respondents said they spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for items—cellphones, keys and paperwork top the list, reports the Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, everyday forgetfulness isn’t a sign of a more serious medical condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia. And while […]

State government dependence on federal funding growing at alarming rate

Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001, reports the Washington Examiner. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation. State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of increasing state dependence on federal financial […]

Run Boston Run! “Because to run makes us fearless.”

Today marks the one year anniversary of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (when it was a male-only race) back in 1967 and now a TV commenter for the race writes about the anniversary and the importance of running the marathon […]

ATR: Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of […]

More Than Half of Americans Say Federal Taxes Too High

As many Americans scramble to prepare their taxes ahead of the April 15 deadline, Gallup reports that a majority, 52%, say the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is “too high,” while 42% say it is “about right.” The percentage who say their taxes are too high has hovered around 50% since […]

Editorial: The right right

An editorial from the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning highlights YG Network’s efforts to bring together reform-minded conservatives and develop a forward-looking conservative agenda. The book came to mind when a recent Washington Post story about Rep. Eric Cantor’s attempts to establish the GOP not only as an opposition party but as an alternative closed with […]

Female Pay Gap in WH is 2x DC Average

On Tuesday, President Obama called on lawmakers to pass legislation that he claims would narrow the gender pay gap between men and women.  The legislation would impose new regulations on how companies pay employees.  Today, the legislation failed to receive the 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate. Nena Bartlett, Executive Director of Ladies […]

Crucial Moment for Reform Conservatism

YG Network’s Chris Bond has an op-ed in The Hill regarding the big challenges facing the middle-class. “The feeling of insecurity among middle-class families goes beyond any single issue. It goes to the heart of the American Dream, the confidence that Americans can make their own destinies, and the question of whether parents in this […]