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Michael Tanner
by | Oct 10, 2013

George Orwell: A Life in LettersSelected and Annotated by Peter Davison(Norton, 542 pages, $35) HOW MUCH OF the real George Orwell can be found in this new collection of letters is an open question. “Good prose,” he once wrote, “is…

by | Nov 19, 2007

Groucho Marx famously referred to second marriages as “the triumph of hope over experience.” He could just as easily have been referring to those who believe the federal government should run the American health care system. Just take a look…

by | Sep 12, 2007

With his long awaited entry into the presidential campaign, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson says that he will base his campaign on the “first principles” of “individual freedom and limited government.” If he follows through, he will have an opportunity…

by | Jun 11, 2007

A group of big businesses is pushing increased government control of health care as a means of beating its market competitors. The Coalition to Advance Health Care Reform, a new corporate lobby founded by Safeway CEO Steve Burd, includes a…

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