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September 17, 2021

Vaccines Are the Future of Health Care

by Merrill Matthews, Robert Popovian | Op/Ed

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.

July 7, 2021

White House High-fiving More Jobs While Killing Economy

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

The latest jobs report from the federal government shows unemployment is 5.9%, which is positive news, but an economic think tank predicts little improvement as long as Joe Biden is in the White House.

July 3, 2021

Treasury Traders Brace for Volatility With Debt-Limit Chaos Near

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

In a protracted 2013 debt-limit episode, Fitch Ratings put the U.S. rating on negative watch given the government’s failure then to raise its borrowing limit as the Treasury’s hard deadline neared. In 2011, a split House and Senate took the debt-limit debate down to the wire, prompting S&P Global Ratings to cut America’s sovereign credit grade for the first time.

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.

April 8, 2021

World's Richest Man Wants Higher Tax Rates His Company Will Likely Avoid

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

The world’s richest man who leads mega-powerful Amazon publicly supports Joe Biden’s plan to raise taxes on corporations but that support comes after the tax-avoiding company was called out by name by the president just days ago.

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.”

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