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by | Feb 9, 2022

Pushing back on recent pro-worker populism on the Right, the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Strain writes that “workers need a growth-and-participation agenda.” The addition of the word “participation” to traditional pro-growth ideas is especially important today. Millions of pages of…

by | Sep 14, 2020

While people on the political left continue to demand a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health-care system for the United States, Americans should understand the looming financial unsustainability facing the existing Medicare program. Medicare began in 1965 as single-payer, government plan…

by | Nov 3, 2018

went to the post office two years ago to mail some packages. It was around 4:15 p.m. The post office was closed. Weeks earlier, that post office always had been open until 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. Now they suddenly were closing at 4:00 p.m. It was not a holiday, Christmas Eve or Thanksgiving Eve. Just a regular weekday. I soon would learn that the post office’s hours had been reduced to save the Government money because the post office runs at such a large deficit that it essentially is bankrupt but gets propped up artificially because a country has to have a postal service, even if it does not have borders.

by | Apr 17, 2018

Amid the political hoo-hah now engulfing us — special prosecutors, tell-all memoirs, calls for impeachment, Lord knows what else — the opportunity to salute Paul Ryan has a cleansing effect: like heavy-duty detergent following a food fight. The opportunity arises…

by | Jul 24, 2017

It’s no grand revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief. Senator Mitch McConnell wants a Senate vote on full repeal of Obamacare with two years to come up with a replacement. This would be the ideal…

by | Dec 28, 2016

Editor’s Note: William Murchison is off this week. The following column is by Michael Barone. It’s been a tough year for political elites, here and around the world, what with the passage of Brexit in June in Britain, the repudiation…

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