by | Jul 19, 2019

How much would “Medicare for All” cost? Up to $40 trillion over ten years after implementation, estimates Bernie Sanders, its truest believer. That number has nearly doubled since he ran for president three years and has plenty of room to…

by | Nov 27, 2018

Says the cartoon boxer, lying flat on the canvas, to the towering, glowering brute who put him there: “At last. I gotcha where I wantcha.” It could be like that — or maybe not, but let’s speculate a bit —…

by | Apr 12, 2018

California Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced a bill to control healthcare costs in the Golden State earlier this week. His legislation notes, “In California, premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in California increased 234 percent from 2002 to 2016.” That…

by | Jun 6, 2017

Earlier this month, an Arizona state legislator did the unthinkable: He proposed returning power to the people by repealing compulsory school attendance laws. Compulsory education requirements have effectively reversed the role government has in Americans’ lives, from having citizens tell…

by | May 2, 2017

There was a reason that FDR opposed the unionization of public sector workers. Rather than the natural negotiation tension between a company owner and an employee in which the owner is trying to conserve his capital while the employee across…

by | Dec 22, 2016

On January 26, 2010, President Obama while delivering his State of the Union address, for a moment took his eyes off the teleprompters and glared down at Chief Justice John Roberts. In a stern voice he condemned the Court for its…

by | Sep 27, 2016

When conservatives talk about opposing the expansion of Big Government, this usually means lower taxes, lower spending, and reducing regulations. In two of out of three (taxes and spending), the Republican Congress should get more credit for stopping most of…

by | Aug 12, 2016

In the television series, The Simpsons, the creators parodied the central plot point of the celebrated musical, The Music Man. But instead of fleecing the citizens of Springfield by duping them into creating a youth marching band, the updated version…

by | Aug 4, 2016

Sacramento One of the most far-reaching ideas advanced by 20th century progressives was the reemergence of direct democracy. And no state has taken the idea further than California. In 1911, Gov. Hiram Johnson led changes to the state Constitution to…

by | Aug 2, 2016

In any election, when a strong challenger goes up against the incumbent power structure, the central issue is whether you’re better off then you were when that power structure took office. At the very least, it’s a question of whether…

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