Avik Roy: Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would increase federal spending by at least $28 trillion

Avik Roy: Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would increase federal spending by at least $28 trillion

By Avik Roy On Sunday, January 17—hours before the Democratic presidential debate on NBC—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders released details of his proposal to replace the entire U.S. health care system with a universal, government-run, single-payer one. “Twenty-nine million Americans today still do not have health insurance,” said Sanders in a white paper published on his […]

Bill Tatro: Off with their heads!

Bill Tatro: Off with their heads!

By Bill Tatro Once again the elite meet and greet in Davos for their annual Kumbaya. Above it all, the recipients of the destruction of the middle class, among others, are appalled at how bad things have become. (Yes, I’ll have another glass of Dom Perignon and make sure the fillet is rare!) After the […]

Emil Franzi: Democrat claims on women falling short

Emil Franzi: Democrat claims on women falling short

By Emil Franzi Politics is a lot like poker — there’s always a new hand sitting right there on top of the deck. But there’s also another poker analogy: Don’t play the current hand like it was the last one. The general take on the female voter is that Hillary Clinton will do better among […]

G. Keith Smith: How about replacing Obamacare with freedom?

G. Keith Smith: How about replacing Obamacare with freedom?

By G. Keith Smith Republicans are being urged to “repeal and replace” Obamacare (the so-called Affordable Care Act). No thanks. If you think O’Connellcare will be better than Obamacare, I would ask you to think again. If we are unlucky enough to experience the Republican version of Obamacare, I predict we’ll soon be longing for […]

Jon Rappoport: Politicians’ class-privilege is armed security

Jon Rappoport: Politicians’ class-privilege is armed security

By Jon Rappoport “After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.”(William Burroughs, Grand Street no. 37, 1992) Let me state, for the […]

Marita Noon: The U.S. becomes an energy superpower

Marita Noon: The U.S. becomes an energy superpower

By Marita Noon Environmentalists like a good crisis. Spreading fear is a proven fundraising technique—with manmade climate change as the fear du jour. But, back in 2005, the “looming crisis,” according to the Kansas Sierra Club, was the end of cheap oil. A post by the group concluded: “The end of cheap oil, followed by the end of […]

Thomas Sowell: What are elections for?

Thomas Sowell: What are elections for?

By Thomas Sowell After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something. The big question is whether the voters themselves will see elections […]

Iran’s perilous nuclear lesson for North Korea

Iran’s perilous nuclear lesson for North Korea

By Ilan Berman North Korea made international news last week when it declared that it had successfully carried out an underground test of a hydrogen bomb. The announcement touched off fevered speculation in Washington about the nature of the test itself (among other things, the yield is believed to have been to small to have […]

Phil Richardson: Whats wrong with the Stock Market

Phil Richardson: Whats wrong with the Stock Market

By Phil Richardson I am a “Chartist.” I paid my dues by misinterpreting stock charts many years ago. I’ve long since learned that technical analysis has a fault. It cannot account for emotion. My first verification of this came about on the day President Kennedy was assassinated. For years, all of the prices of commodities […]

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