This article, written by Pepperdine University economics professor Gary Galles, was originally published by Mises on Nov. 22. “We paid our Social Security and Medicare taxes; we earned our benefits.” It is that belief among senior citizens that President Obama was pandering to when, in his second inaugural address, he claimed that those programs “strengthen […]
Fifty years ago, the Nation mourned the death of its Presidency. Today, Americans are mourning the imminent death of our healthcare system as we know it. It’s said that humor takes the sting out of death, so we present our favorite political cartoons of the week.
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The developed world has seen an immense increase in the use of antidepressant drugs as prescriptions for nonessential, quality-of-life medications continue to fly out of physicians’ hands. A new report raises “concerns about [the] appropriateness” of overprescribing these types of medications.
During a lecture at Johns Hopkins University this week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt offered some good news for people around the world concerned about government censorship of the Internet. The tech expert said that advances in encryption could eliminate the threat within 10 years.
In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives decided Wednesday to block White House regulations on fracking (hydraulic fracturing), citing the fact that States already regulate the practice and that an extra layer of Federal red tape will only slow America’s re-emerging oil and natural gas economy.
When a New York Times photojournalist accused Barack Obama’s White House of controlling the media like Russia does, Press Secretary Jay Carney laughed in his face. What more should we expect from such a scandal-plagued, secretive Administration?
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In a sometimes-fiery exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dodged ad hominem insults to bring out a point that’s so far fallen on deaf ears – both among Congressional Democrats, as well as the moderate Republicans who prefer staging political stalemates to shaping meaningful policy reforms. His point? Conservatives have been […]
The White House said Thursday that it had not abandoned the term “Obamacare” despite widespread media acknowledgement that the President has increasingly preferred the term “Affordable Care Act” when referring to his mismanaged healthcare overhaul. “No, I think the president has taken on that — you know, that was a label that was applied by […]