David Hogberg

David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland.  He is author of the book, Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb For FDA Commissioner

 

The two leading candidates to head the Food and Drug Administration under Donald Trump are Jim O’Neill and Dr. Scott Gottlieb.  O’Neill has an impressive background, having served as an investment advisor in a number of Peter Thiel’s businesses and previously worked at the Dept. of Health and Human Services.  But if Trump is serious […]

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Sowell and Race

 

Most of you probably know that last week economist Thomas Sowell decided to hang up his syndicated column after 25 years. There have been many tributes to Sowell (including mine), so I won’t bother with another one here. Rather, I want to take a brief look at three of his most important insights on racial […]

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Never Underestimate Hollywood’s Stupidity

 

I really thought the Matin Sheen led plea to the Electors of the Elector College couldn’t be surpassed for sheer idiocy.  I’m happy to say I was wrong.  The hits and laughs just keep on coming:

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Happy Retirement Dr. Sowell!

 

The unparalleled Thomas Sowell has announced his retirement from writing a syndicated column. As he notes, “Even the best things come to an end.” And his column was the very best. On the rare occasion that one of his columns was lackluster, it really stood out because usually he wrote with virtually unassailable logic, marshaling […]

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Alexander Hamilton Was Stupid

 

Actually, Alexander Hamilton was a brilliant man.  But even brilliant men sometimes advance ideas that turn out to be spectacularly wrong-headed.  Such is the case with Hamilton’s Federalist Paper No. 68. This long-forgotten work is suddenly relevant because a bunch of celebrities–some famous, some you’ve never heard of, and one whose plastic surgery makes you […]

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The New SJW Cause: #LashEquality!

 

Mascara of the world unite! Prior to this commercial, I had no idea who James Charles was, and I really don’t care.  What’s interesting about this is whether promoting transgenderism (or is it transvestism? It’s so confusing these days!) in particular and “Social Justice” more generally will prove a good advertising strategy. Perhaps this this […]

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Kaepernick Not to Blame for NFL Ratings Plunge — Yeah, Right

 

Television ratings for the National Football League are down 11% from last year. Last week the NFL sent a memo to team owners assuring them all was right. The memo blamed the presidential election for the ratings drop. Guess what the memo didn’t blame? Regarding any negative reactions to the National Anthem protests of quarterback Colin […]

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Welfare State = No Death On The Streets?

 

Writing in National Review Online, George Mason University law professor and AmSpec contributor F. H. Buckley argues that Donald Trump has more in common with old-school Democrats (i.e., those of the pre-Carter era) that do present-day Democrats.  His article is an enjoyable read until you reach the end of the ninth paragraph: They [Old Democrats] […]

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Guess Who EpiPen CEO Donates To?

 

Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, which makes EpiPen, appears to be on her way to becoming Public Enemy No. 1.  Mylan recently hiked the price of an EpiPen to about $600, from about $55 jut a few years ago. As Kevin Williamson points out, that $600 is “about half of what the typical American family […]

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Two Cheers For Christopher Nolan!

 

Best known for the Batman Trilogy, director Christopher Nolan is currently working on a film titled Dunkirk. Due out Summer of 2017, if it as good an Nolan’s previous work, we will have a wonderful movie about the bravery  not only of soldiers but of the ordinary citizens who tried to save them (and largely […]

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