Nov 20, 2014

Showdown looms between U.S. government, Takata over air bags

A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants Takata Corp. to recall millions of potentially faulty driver’s side air bag inflators across the ...

Aug 1, 2014

U.S. government requests for Twitter info climb; Tokyo distant second

Twitter on Thursday released a new transparency report showing a steady rise in government requests for information from the globally popular one-to-many messaging service. The number of requests for information from governments climbed 46 percent from the second half of last year to 2,058, ...

Feb 11, 2014

Welfare state taking over the U.S. government

by Robert Samuelson

The budget story that is largely missed by American political leaders and the public is that the welfare state is strangling government's ability to respond to other national problems, because the constituencies for welfare benefits are more powerful than their competitors for federal support.