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Cannon: Distribute Medicare’s budget in cash so recipients can choose care

By Michael F. Cannon Medicare is growing unsustainably. It is devouring an ever-larger share of Americans’ paychecks, and piling more and more debt on our children and grandchildren. At the same time, researchers find Medicare is a major contributor to uncoordinated care, medical errors and other problems. How can Congress make health care better, more […]

Pruden: The churls and their denial and grief

By Wesley Pruden | Life is not fair to losers, or the critics of Donald Trump, and the way he won the presidency. He just won’t stand still and give the rotten eggs a chance to hit their mark. The Donald is conducting his transition to the White House in his own way, taking his […]

O’Toole: The trouble with Trump’s infrastructure ambitions

By Randal O’Toole Based on what we know now, President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to promote infrastructure by giving private investors tax breaks for such projects will result in wasteful spending and do little to fix crumbling facilities or promote economic growth. To correct this, the administration needs to target spending on projects that are vital […]

Williams: Let’s fight tyranny

By Walter E. Williams For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our nation faces increasing irreconcilable differences. At the root is the fact that there is one group of Americans who mostly want to be left alone and live according to the rule of law and the dictates of the U.S. […]

Pruden: The melting of campus snowflakes

By Wesley Pruden | Academic freedom, once so popular in the faculty lounges, appears to be optional on many campuses where college presidents wilt under the first squeals of snowflakes. These snowflakes are not the first ice of winter, but delicate students who imagine they, like their first bumps in life, are unique, and worry […]

Jenkins: Democrats did it to themselves

By Paul Jenkins While the incessant caterwauling builds to a crescendo over President-elect Donald Trump’s choices for this job or that, while the media cries he is ignoring them; while the left tumbles kicking and screaming through Dante’s nine circles of hell, a trip it booked all by itself, it is hard not to chuckle. […]

Brennan: A chore for Donald Trump

By Tom Brennan The scientific community is doing itself and the public a great disservice by encouraging the belief that global warming is entirely the result of human-generated greenhouse gases. Planet Earth’s climate has never been stable for any extended period. It has been fluctuating since time began, with at least five ice ages and […]

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