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Reform the exploited 340B program now

The 340B program is a prime example of public policy gone wrong. The original intent of the program was good, but based on current results, the program is flawed and is in desperate need of reform. Created in 1992 to allow hospitals to buy discounted drugs from manufacturers with the ...

Understanding the moral panic surrounding Section 230

Why are people calling for Section 230 to be repealed? Former president Donald Trump was an outspoke critic of Section 230. President Biden is also a critic. Both presidents have their reasons. But the one thing that both presidents miss is their total mischaracterization of how information ...

The long and short of Christmas

Not the least delight for a foreigner going to live in the United States for the first time was the seasonal proximity of Thanksgiving to Christmas. Winter months were ballasted by two turkey feasts, moments of greed and glory for this newly arrived European. What luxury — “with all the ...

Petroleum: What is American society without it?

Petroleum — commonly referred to as “oil” — is a naturally occurring chemical substance consisting of a mixture of molecules (the majority of which are hydrocarbons) and organic compounds found in a liquid state. The term “petroleum” includes unprocessed crude oil and other products ...

The FDA is getting it right on youth vaping

The most recent data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) tell a story that you probably haven’t heard. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2022 NYTS results, which showed underage e-cigarette use had dropped below ...

Let’s not say bye-bye to biodiesel

Fresh off the heels of the supply-chain crisis from last holiday season that resulted in empty shelves and barren grocery aisles, America is approaching another holiday season with a potential crisis on the horizon — a potential crisis inflamed by poor policy choices by leaders in ...