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January 20, 2015

The Needed Education Agenda: Schooling Obama in Tax Principles


President Obama is right, education needs to get better. Specifically, his education on basic economic principles needs to be vastly improved.

January 13, 2015

The Most Ridiculous Obamacare Claim Yet: It Spurs Innovation


Economist Laura Tyson says the real legacy of Obamacare will be innovation. And it's true that the health care industry has had to be very innovative under Obamacare, trying to survive the legislation's punitive restrictions and limitations.

January 6, 2015

The Duplicity of Employers Who Support Minimum Wage Increases


When the CEO of Starbucks backs a minimum wage increase you have to ask yourself whether it's because he's compassionate (with other employers' money) or he's just looking to stifle competition from lower-cost competitors. 

December 16, 2014

Will Any Medicaid Patient Be Able to See a Doctor in January?


Democrats and the poor are quickly learning that access to health insurance (Medicaid) isn't the same as access to health care.

December 9, 2014

When the Only Person Left to See You Is a Nurse


New data confirm that it will be harder for patients to see their doctors in the future. As a result, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will increasingly fill in the gap between increasing patient demand to see a health care provider amidst a shrinking supply of doctors.

December 2, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Is Another Form of Income Redistribution


Welfare programs are not the only way President Obama seeks to redistribute income. Raising the minimum wage is also an income redistribution scheme, from employers to workers, without having to pass through the government.

November 18, 2014

What Obama Won't Tell You About U.S. Carbon Emissions


President Obama likes to trash the U.S. as a top polluter, but by some measurements the U.S., as the world's economic engine, does very well.

November 11, 2014

Obamacare as Metaphor for Obama


The rollout of Obamacare had a lot in common with the "rollout" of Barack Obama's presidency. Both encouraged high expectations, promised impressive deliverables, and tried to reinstill faith in big government. And both utterly failed.

November 4, 2014

The Real Culprit Behind Voter Suppression Is Voter Apathy


Voter turnout will likely be low in this mid-term election; only a little more than a third of voters will take the time and effort to vote. But it will have nothing to do with voter ID laws or voter suppression and everything to do with apathy.

October 28, 2014

Has the IRS Become a Threat to Our Constitutional Liberties?


The IRS has gone rogue, threatening Americans' constitutional liberties. But don't blame the IRS alone; it and many other agencies are only following the lawless disregard for the Constitution and Bill of Rights provided by "President Pen-and-a-Phone."

 

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