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September 17, 2021

Vaccines Are the Future of Health Care

by Merrill Matthews, Robert Popovian

Future vaccines may be our best preventive medicine option for long-feared diseases. They may even become the preferred treatment option. Let’s hope they won’t be as politicized as the COVID-19 vaccines have, become because the least effective vaccine is the one a person refuses to take.

September 8, 2021

Biden's Domestic Policy Failures Are Mounting, Too

It’s not just the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Many of President Biden’s domestic policy efforts have become a mismanaged mess. 

August 24, 2021

Joe Biden: Republicans' Secret Weapon for Retaking Congress

President Biden’s job performance is making him the most serious political threat to Democrats’ election chances in 2022. It’s almost as if Biden is a GOP secret weapon, ensuring that Republicans retake control of the House and Senate.

August 20, 2021

Seniors on Medicare Are the Last People Who Should Have to Pay for Basic Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, but many seniors still have to pay for many basic vaccines.

May 16, 2021

If Texas Leaders Are So 'Free Market,' Stop Protecting Auto Dealers From Internet Disruption

In Texas it is illegal to buy a car directly from the manufacturer. Instead, you are required to buy through the traditional dealership business model. That isn’t free market; that’s protectionism, not of a particular business, but of a single business model.

May 2, 2021

'Right to Repair' Is Bad for Your Health

“Right to repair” sounds sympathetic but it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It’s not being pushed by small repair businesses but by ideological public-interest law firms and activists as an attack on intellectual property.

March 31, 2021

Bernie Sanders Embraces 'Medicare for More'

Sanders doesn’t have enough support to pass his “Medicare for All” bill—which would put every person in the country under a government-run, single-payer health care system. So he will settle for expanding Medicare from the current enrollment age of 65 to age 55 or 60—at least for now. Call it “Medicare for More.”

March 11, 2021

Even in a Pandemic, Here Is a Tax That Texas Republicans Can Cut

It’s time for Texas legislators to cut the video franchise fee. It is paid by Texas video customers and makes their bills higher than necessary. For 16 years Texas consumers have been footing the bill for a political payoff.

March 2, 2021

Stop Businesses from Exploiting This Health Program for the Poor

Over the decades, Congress has created a number of programs intended to help the poor, the sick, the downtrodden. But, certain businesses and industries find ways to exploit these efforts and profit in ways lawmakers never foresaw or intended — and even hurt the very people the program was supposed to help.

March 1, 2021

Will 'Cover-up Cuomo' Be Marching to 'Jail to the Chief'?

How did the man who would be president find himself in such a mess? By turning a pandemic crisis into a social justice effort.

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