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July 22, 2014

Will the Halbig Decision Create Chaos in the Health Insurance Market?


The Halbig decision may create some confusion in the health insurance marketplace, but not any more than the poorly conceived, badly drafted and outrageously passed Affordable Care Act did.

July 15, 2014

The Minimum Wage Debate Isn't About Helping the Poor


Most economists believe that minimum wage increases actually cost jobs—either directly or in fewer jobs becoming available—among the very people the increase is supposed to help.

July 8, 2014

Obama Announces $4 Billion for Crony Capitalism, er, Clean Energy Loans


Even while President Obama seeks additional money from Congress for border security, his administration is giving away billions of taxpayer dollars to clean energy companies that the government likes, even though their success rate is abysmal.

July 1, 2014

The Growing Income Inequality That Apparently Doesn't Exist


President Obama claims that income inequality has been growing dramatically. But government statistics show that there has been very little increase, indicating the issue may be more political than real.

June 24, 2014

Sen. Paul's Effort to Force Ex-felon Voting Rights May Contradict Federalism


Sen. Paul plans to introduce legislation allowing ex-felons to vote in federal elections.  But the Constitution leaves voter eligibility up to the states, not Congress.

June 17, 2014

How Iraq Makes the Case for Crude Oil Exports


The U.S. ban on exporting crude oil and natural gas keeps prices artificially high and opens the door for troublemaking countries with large fossil fuel reserves to wreak foreign policy havoc.

May 27, 2014

Can't We All at Least Agree on One Immigration Reform?


A new study shows that more highly skilled workers increase wages for everyone. It's a good reason to pass at least limited immigration, but politics may trump economics.

May 20, 2014

As Americans Go to the Polls, What Do the Polls Say About America?


A new Politico poll shows that Americans are concerned about what Democrats want them to ignore, and don't care about want Democrats want to stress.

May 13, 2014

Obamacare High Deductibles Will Lower Health Care Costs and Empty Patients' Pockets


Obamacare was supposed to deliver low-deductible coverage at low cost; instead it is providing high deductible at high costs, which will have a big effect on people’s pocketbooks.

April 29, 2014

Mississippi Rejects Medicaid Expansion and Embraces Innovation Instead


Obamacare tries to impose a failed industrial-era Medicaid program on states; Mississippi is choosing 21st century technology and innovation instead.

 

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