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President Joe Biden must restore seniors’ access to essential medicines

On January 19, Medicare officials announced a new payment model that could wreak havoc on the chronically ill. The proposed model – technically put forward by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation – affects Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit, which relies on private ...

Will there be a penalty for withdrawal from Afghanistan?

President Biden's announced intention to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will complete a goal former President Trump wanted to meet, but did not, following ...

America’s media-poisoned well

It's springtime in America. In halcyon days, we'd ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots -- stoked and coddled by toxic journalists downplaying left-wing violence and demonizing ...

Putin & Xi have red lines, too

What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea. Military sources in Kyiv estimate ...

Should Mrs. Hostetter be allowed to reach?

Kristine Hostetter is a fourth-grade teacher in San Clemente, California. Her husband has been a big promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, and she appears to be supporting his lunatic efforts. As the story is being told, liberal parents and students temporarily forced Hostetter's removal ...

Biden, like Trump, has to rely on executive orders

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by 7 million votes in November, but he still must invoke special presidential orders, as Trump did, to get his way, for lack of sufficient congressional support on certain controversial issues. This time it's over stronger gun control, in ...

Get thee vaccinated, evangelical friends

Sometimes, I wonder if I'm ever going to get over how some humans have behaved during this pandemic. First, the good news: As of this week, more than 65 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Millions more are well on their way. Now, the pull-out-your-hair ...

Price controls happen — NOT!

The end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks in large part to the heroic efforts of the biopharmaceutical industry. American companies developed not one, but three vaccines in under a year, and roughly 3 million people are receiving those shots every day. Lawmakers should be doing everything ...

Biden plays hardball to achieve his full agenda

WASHINGTON -- President Biden has said he wants to work with Republicans to restore normalcy to the American economy. But he also says he will rely if necessary on his razor-slim Democratic majority in Congress to get his way. Thus he will have to engage in hard-core politics if he is to ...

Silicon Valley’s smuggling apps

The mainstream media is slowly catching on to the "Open Borders, Inc." racket. Just this week, NBC News reported that smugglers are using Facebook to advertise their services in violation of Facebook's policy ban on human exploitation and trafficking. The news network appears shocked, shocked, ...

Take me out of the ballgame

When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV. It took several years for the NFL to win fans back and some -- like me -- broke the habit and never ...

Needed from Democrats: A realistic case for optimism

The differences between an ideologue -- someone who subscribes completely to a political ideology (whether conservative or liberal) and a pragmatist -- someone who is concerned almost exclusively with the practical results of a specific public policy -- is the biggest divide in American ...

What we can learn from Asian Americans

This much can be said without fear of contradiction: There has been a spike in disgusting crimes against Asian Americans during the past year. One analysis of 16 of the country's largest cities found that acts of anti-Asian bias, not just crimes, increased by 145% between 2019 and 2020, even as ...

The Democrats’ COVID-19 double standard

Democrats like to talk about "equality," but their actions and policies are far from fair or equal. Consider the extreme hardship the pandemic has caused Americans the past 14 months, during which citizens have lost their jobs and liberties and millions of our children have been denied an ...

Trump clings to relevance, and GOP clings to Trump

WASHINGTON -- As former President Donald Trump struggles to remain politically relevant, his access to social-media megaphones has dwindled, most notably with Twitter banning Trump from its popular outlet. But some cable TV news outlets are continuing to offer his fact-sparse rants to a ...

Joe Biden’s bid to remake America

If Joe Biden's American Jobs Program, outlined in Pittsburgh, is enacted, then the federal government will take a great leap forward toward irreversible control of the destiny of the Republic. To finance this leap, to subsidize this giant stride toward socialism, U.S. corporations are to be ...

Hello, from Alaska

This week, I had an email exchange with a person who had every reason to be disappointed in me. Instead, he insisted his faith in me was steadfast, and I'm not the least bit embarrassed to tell you I wept in the way I've always imagined people do after Superman sweeps down for the rescue. ...

Five tips for securing Covid-19 vaccine appointments

In the United States, more than eight in 10 Covid-19 deaths have occurred among those of us aged 65 or above. This sobering statistic sheds light on just how devastating this pandemic has been for older Americans, and far too many have lost loved ones to this disease. Thankfully, a ...

DC statehood: A matter of justice meets political calculation

WASHINGTON -- In the guise of more equitable politics, many Democrats are taking up the old cry for statehood for the District of Columbia, whose residents see themselves as second-class citizens in terms of representation in Congress. It's a justifiable complaint but carries with it a claim ...

Autocracy vs. Democracy or China vs. America?

"I've known Xi Jinping for a long time. ... He doesn't have a democratic -- with a small 'd' -- bone in his body," said Joe Biden in his first press conference as president, and then he ambled on: "He's one of the guys, like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, who thinks that autocracy is the ...