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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.

January 28, 2021

So Much for Joe Biden, Moderate

President Biden wasted no time releasing a flurry of executive orders and legislative proposals. Some of them may be helpful in addressing the economic challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. But others would almost certainly “cancel” his effort to create jobs, grow the economy and promote equity.

January 4, 2021

Biden Should Retain These Trump Policies to Keep America Great in 2021

There are at least four Trump initiatives that Biden should retain, which would help the country, both domestically and internationally. 

December 25, 2020

Is Oregon's Physician-assisted Suicide Law Affecting Disabled COVID-19 Patients?

With nearly 25 years under its belt, Oregon disabilities rights groups are seeing a growing callousness among some health care providers who seemingly don’t value some lives as much as others. 

November 29, 2020

Bernie Sanders Should Opt for a Government-created Vaccine from China or Russia

Sanders has long championed the ability of the government to provide high-quality health care more efficiently and at much lower costs than the private sector. Well, here’s his chance.

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