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Halloween In The Time of Ebola

"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.

October 31, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Price Controls Reward Special Interests And Slow Innovation

Remarkable new wonder drugs have caused a new confrontation over pricing wars between manufacturers and health plans, now reaching a fever pitch over hepatitis C treatments from Gilead. Unfortunately, rather than the industry players settling the issue through negotiation, health plans are turning to Congress to step in and arbitrarily limit prices, which could undermine the investment that is critical to developing new cures.

October 30, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists

The Ticket Game

As the Giants and the Royals went at it, the bigger game for some fans took place in the hours before the first World Series pitch, playing baseball's season ticket-holder roulette.

October 30, 2014 | Peter Funt | Columnists

The Orange and Black

Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow's Eve. The night preceding All Saint's Day. Time to carve a gourd.

October 29, 2014 | Will Durst | Columnists

The Real Experts on Renee Zellweger's New Face

The media has been obsessed this week with Renee's Zellweger's new face, with articles quoting plastic surgeons on why she doesn't look like herself. Zellweger says she looks different because she's happy now and doesn't admit to having plastic surgery.

October 28, 2014 | Daryl Cagle | Columnists

Profile, or Die

We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is - except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is.

October 26, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

When Springtime for Hitler Parody Became Serious Opera

Is Mel Brooks smiling?

October 26, 2014 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

Needed: More Independent Contractors

If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.

October 24, 2014 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Halloween In The Time of Ebola

"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.

October 24, 2014 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

A Stark Contrast in Iowa

Everything you need to know about Bruce Braley was made clear by the candidate himself in a thirty-seven second video of him speaking to his real constituents - his fellow trial lawyers - at a fundraiser in Texas.

October 23, 2014 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists

Why are Americans So Czar-Struck?

Let's take a break from our Ebola freakout and debate something a bit more benign - like word usage. For instance, why do we keep using czar?

October 23, 2014 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Obama’s $1 Trillion Broken Promise

How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.

October 22, 2014 | Ron Paul | Columnists

It's Time to Back a Different Team

Arrogance doesn't sit well with most Americans for very long.

October 21, 2014 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

Please Politicize Ebola

"Politicize" is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. "The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis," says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Republicans are trying to politicize Benghazi. Steny Hoyer says Republicans are trying to politicize the VA scandal. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats politicize EVERYTHING.

October 21, 2014 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists

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Poverty From a Different Point of View

Today, more Americans than ever receive some sort of government assistance, much of which can genuinely be described as "handouts." Welfare-to-work standards, a bipartisan gem ...

November 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Starbucks Cups and the Internet Idiocracy

Isn't it nice to know that even in a time of international crisis - ISIS, Syria, Putin - some Americans still make time to freak out ...

November 17, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

No school on parade day? What kids really learned that day

Everyone is still talking about the Royals parade. It seems the only people complaining are those upset that school was canceled. Hordes of school districts ...

November 15, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists

Politicians Peddle Fear Because it Works

Politicians and activists throughout the ideological spectrum use fear tactics to win.

November 15, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists

A Good Republican Slugfest

A funny thing happened at the Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Tuesday night.

November 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

In The Market To Rent A Mom?

"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.

November 13, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board's December meeting. The positive ...

November 13, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Veterans Day By the Numbers

"I had no idea that many men and women have served our country in our armed forces."

November 12, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Cruel Apprentice Where the Boss Is Fired

It seems Jobs "Rn't" Theirs at Toys "R" Us.

November 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

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