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Byron York
Byron York
by | Feb 13, 2013

It’s not too surprising that states often turn to “sin” taxes for more revenues, especially during downturns.  What’s worth noting is that legislators have become far more creative in stretching the defintion of “disfavored” goods from the traditional trio of…

by | Feb 7, 2013

If Obamacare isn’t scaled back by 2014, the U.S. faces ruin. Mercatus Center research fellow Charles Blahous explains how. When originally passed, Obamacare was projected to add $340 billion to federal deficits and $1.15 trillion to federal spending in its first 10…

by | Apr 1, 1999

It was a few days before Christmas 1996, and David Bonior was not in the holiday spirit. With a characteristically grim look on his face, the Michigan Democrat walked into the House Radio-TV gallery to express his outrage at the…

by | Nov 15, 1998

(This article ran in the December 1998 issue of The American Spectator.) Of all the central characters in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, only Bill Richardson has emerged with his reputation virtually untouched. At the time U.S. ambassador to the United…

by | Apr 1, 1995

A gifted young politician sets his sights on national office. After years of struggle he achieves his dream, only to be dogged by a jealous, bitter rival who schemes to sabotage his success. The rival approaches reporters, offering dirt for…

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