Seven Steps to Cure ObamaCare

Restoring Americans’ right to choose their own health care, including the freedom to choose whether and how much to buy, and how to finance, insure and use, means first liberating Americans from ObamaCare.

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'Net Neutrality' vs. Internet Freedom

The Internet is not a collectivist commune; it is a free, voluntary, and private association of individuals and corporations harmoniously pursuing their individual goals.

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The Truth About Climate Change

Climate change is real and persistent. Is nature’s inherent dynamism responsible for the climate change of our era? Or are the cause(s) man-made?

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Republicans to Planet Earth: Drop Dead

" ... Here, the environment is not an issue -- it's an ethic. It's protecting creation." In criticizing President Bush's environmental policy, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made that pronouncement. Echoing a similar theme, a former official with the Wilderness...

Kids and Guns

Every time there's a school shooting, there are demands for greater gun control measures that range from longer waiting periods and mandated gun locks to stricter licensing and restricted sales. With all the political posturing and demagoguery that follows, a...

Self Objectivity

Q: You often write that it's a good idea to identify your objectively positive behaviors each day, so that your morale and self-esteem will build. How can you practically go about doing this? A: The single most effective method I know of is to simply summarize, in...

Socialism Does Milk Good?

Socialism is dead in the former Soviet Union, but if you live in New England, it is alive and well in your grocer's dairy case. The price you pay for a gallon of milk is not determined by competition and the free market. It is set instead by a cartel called the...

Individual Tax Credits for Health Coverage

A number of legislative proposals on Capitol Hill would provide uninsured workers with a tax credit to help them purchase health insurance. The most recent was introduced on March 14 by Senators John Breaux (D-LA) and James Jeffords (R-VT). President Bush has proposed...

Pol Pot’s Cheerleader

The death of Pol Pot, 23 years to the week after he and the Khmer Rouge seized control of Cambodia, occasioned long backward glances at one of the 20th century's most horrific genocides. It was noted everywhere that the communist reign of terror in Cambodia lasted...

Dressing Down Environmental Fashion at Patagonia

Patagonia, maker of "environmentally conscious" sportswear and enemy of conventional agriculture, has issued a "chicken little" alert to its customers over genetically modified crops. Employing the usual bad science and scare tactics, the trendy clothing manufacturer...

Laws Versus Values

During the '40s, when I attended primary and secondary school, one didn't hear of school shootings. Why? Did we have better laws banning guns in and around schools? Or hadn't guns been invented? Many of today's youngsters begin the school day passing through metal...

Green Thumbs Vs. “Green” Politics

Every year, at about this time, I make my personal protest against environmentalism by going out and enjoying nature. How, you might ask, can enjoying nature be considered an act of defiance against environmentalism? Consider how -- and why -- I enjoy it. I do not...

Let There Be Free Trade

Leaders of 34 American countries are meeting this weekend in Quebec City at the Summit of the Americas to discuss the establishment of a free trade zone extending from Canada to Chile. A Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is a top priority of the Bush...

Is Racial Profiling a Fact in Cincinnati?

The shooting of a 19-year-old black, unarmed man by a Cincinnati police officer brings the number to 15 -- 15 black males killed by the Cincinnati police since 1995. The latest death occurred on April 7, when a police officer chased and shot Timothy Thomas, a teenager...

Poisonous Politics: Arsenic in the Water

The latest political alarm is about arsenic in our drinking water. Yes, Virginia, there is now, has been in the past, and may forever in the future be arsenic in our drinking water. Obviously not a lot or I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be reading it. As...

P.C. vs. B.C.

Have you read the comics lately? They're not your father's funny pages, anymore. The superheroes and silly creatures of old have taken a back seat to more politically correct characters -- such as single working women ("Cathy" and "Maxine"), gay teens ("For Better or...

Rosie vs. Reality: What Every Woman Must Know

Suppose a Hollywood star or a political figure publicly announced that he or she favored making all women and families helpless and defenseless against vicious thugs. Would women cheer and vow their undying support for that person? Yet if you believe the published...

Fear of Failure

Fear of failure -- you hear psychologists on "Oprah," and elsewhere, talk about it all the time. What actually is it? Fear of failure is simply what it self-evidently appears to be. It is the fear of not achieving your goal or value in some context -- specifically,...