Dr. Jane Orient: It’s not about health care—it’s about control

Dr. Jane Orient: It’s not about health care—it’s about control

By Dr. Jane Orient As Congress struggles to do something about the ObamaCare disaster, Senators may be getting calls pleading, “Don’t take my healthcare away!” But the more influential voices will be whispering, “Don’t take my ObamaCare dollars away!” The American Medical Association (AMA), for example, is urging people to call about “cuts” (constrained growth) […]

Harry Alexander: Random thoughts

Harry Alexander: Random thoughts

By Harry Alexander Pima County is apparently getting involved in “climate protection.” Why? To further the county’s commitment to climate protection and joining other county and city government across the nation in signing on to the County Climate Coalition in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. Really? Well, isn’t that special. These “feel good” motions […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ll be your public servant today so how would you like your sleaze?

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ll be your public servant today so how would you like your sleaze?

By Mike Tully Introducing a fictitious politician, Governor of an unidentified state named S. Lee Zbag.  Call him “Governor Lee.”  He has a new acquaintance, a wealthy and ambitious businessman named Richard Guy.  Let’s call him “Rich.”  Governor Lee has expensive tastes and enjoys the good life.  Rich knows what the wealthy and powerful have […]

Phil Richardson: It’s all about health care

Phil Richardson: It’s all about health care

By Phil Richardson I’ve had occasion many times in past decades to remember all of the horror stories in the press about the long waiting lists for patients in nations with national healthcare programs, the claim of a lack of competent physicians in Canada and abroad and the warnings promulgated by some physicians in the […]

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling: Society is not a family, government is not a parent

Dr. Richard M. Ebeling: Society is not a family, government is not a parent

By Dr. Richard M. Ebeling Few things are as clear as the bankruptcy of the political “left.” Ranting and raving about Donald Trump and “anti-democratic” trends in the United States and other parts of the world, their own vision and vista for a “progressive” and “renewed” America is nothing but the same old statist and […]

Walter E. Williams: Slavery

Walter E. Williams: Slavery

By Walter E. Williams Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, […]

Michael Barone: Anti-Trump overreach could backfire

Michael Barone: Anti-Trump overreach could backfire

By Michael Barone Overreach. Donald Trump seems to have an uncanny knack for prompting overreach by his opponents and critics. This often hurts him and the country. But it has the potential to hurt those doing the overreach as well. Start with Trump’s speech in Warsaw last week. “As the Polish experience reminds us,” he […]

Victor Davis Hanson: North Korean nuclear weapons closer to reality

Victor Davis Hanson: North Korean nuclear weapons closer to reality

North Korea recently test-launched a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska. When North Korea eventually builds a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, it will double down on its well-known shakedown of feigning indifference to American deterrence while promising to take out Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle unless massive aid is delivered to […]

Ilan Berman: Still a bad deal

Ilan Berman: Still a bad deal

By Ilan Berman Last Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s signature foreign policy achievement: the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, that agreement was intended as a solution to Iran’s persistent nuclear ambitions, and as a vehicle to reboot the Iranian regime’s relationship with […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ve got a secret

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ve got a secret

By Mike Tully The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. – Patrick Henry Ally Miller, a local County Supervisor with a penchant for sluicing her official email through a personal email account, has a powerful new friend in high places.  Arizona […]

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