Obama on Energy: Taking Credit while Halting Progress
Watch out for the president’s embellishments whenever he brags about American energy. Let his policies speak for themselves and let’s give credit or blame, where it’s due.
Fact-checking Obama's Claim That Middle Class Wages Have Stagnated
Middle class wages have been rising, though not by much more than the rate of inflation—and that's a good thing.
Calling Sen. Coburn: Wish He Could Still Expose Obama's Latest NIH Funding Ploy
President Obama wants to throw more money at the National Institutes of Health, as part of the liberal vision that government is better and cheaper at research. But taxpayers shouldn't give more money to an agency that wastes billions of dollars on questionable, and even ludicrous, research.
Markets Don't Fail, Government Policies Do
Lot's of liberals, the media and even some economists like to talk about "market failure" as a justification for their expansive government policies. But markets don't fail. What does fail are government policies that try to "fix" markets.
Trying to Understand the Declining Labor Force Participation Rate
It's tempting to blame President Obama and his economic policies for the unprecedented decline in the labor force participation rate. And while those policies may have exacerbated the trend, the decline has been occurring for years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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