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Stop businesses from exploiting this health program for the poor

Over the decades, Congress has created a number of programs intended to help the poor, the sick, the downtrodden. As a result, certain businesses and industries find ways to exploit these efforts and profit in ways lawmakers never foresaw or intended. That explains today's rampant abuse of ...

For Democrats, filibuster is only a malevolent tool when Republicans wield it

I get the idea of curses or bad karma. The house where a triple murder took place is going to sell for less than the one next door no matter how much you scrub the stains. I wouldn't want to use Hannibal Lecter's dishware no matter how much you cleaned it (and assuming he was a real person). ...

Stop the steal, for real this time

Well, the principled stand Democrats took against Congress trying to overturn duly certified elections lasted all of a month or two. After rightly excoriating their Republican colleagues for challenging on Jan. 6 presidential results certified by the states, House Democrats immediately turned ...

COVID-19 vaccine: Part II

Hello, it's me again, your freshly vaccinated columnist, here to tell you about Dose No. 2. It's been 28 hours since I got my second jab of the Moderna vaccine, and I admit I was more nervous about this one. I'd heard stories. Moderna can pack a wallop the second time. (SET ...

Biden’s can-do attitude shines through in first press session

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden in his first White House press conference left no doubt he is committed to a long-term effort to return normality to the conduct of American affairs after the Donald Trump detour into chaos and self-aggrandizement. The president punctuated the signal with a flat and ...

The pro-Biden press corps Is deeply embarrassing

President Biden's first formal press conference is in the books, and it was deeply embarrassing to anyone who thinks the media's job is to hold presidents accountable. Taxpayer-enabled PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was the worst. She complimented the president, saying: ...

Who will keep our liberties safe?

What if liberty and democracy are opposites? What if the principle underlying liberty is to restrain the government to maximize individual autonomy? What if the principle underlying democracy is to unleash the government to give the people whatever they want? What if personal liberty is an ...

Americans should not have to live in foxholes

In the 14 days after the death of George Floyd, 19 people across the country died in violent protests. Not all the deaths were gun-related, and some of the dead were engaged in criminal activity. Nonetheless, the nation responded with shock and talked of little else in the weeks that followed. ...

Sidney Powell admits it was all a lie

The Big Lie is starting to unravel. One of Donald Trump's disinformation stars, Sidney Powell, is backing down. But while we're considering the matter of truth and lies, let's recall when conservatives cared about truth (or seemed to). In the 1990s, Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchu was a ...

Lauding Democrats and their ‘landmark’ voting rights bills

Democrats always seem to be the heroes in the copy of so-called "mainstream" media outlets. Republicans often emerge as the villains who squash everything noble and good. Leftists are typically described as the reformers who somehow lack an ideology. Take a March 15 story that led the ...

People with disabilities could soon face healthcare discrimination

Patients with disabilities are 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than their able-bodied peers. That's a sobering statistic. And it's why public health officials have prioritized these vulnerable patients for vaccinations. Unfortunately, when it comes to non-Covid matters, society ...

West Virginia: Another tax-free heaven?

West Virginia is unique among America's 50 states. At a conventionin Wheeling, Virginia, in 1861, delegates from Virginia's northwest counties, which were loyal to the Union, voted to break away from that state over the issue of slavery and their refusal to be part of the Confederate ...

Opening Day is good news

Baseball is back, and not a moment too soon. America -- and especially Washington -- in 2021 desperately needs the values and the constancy of baseball. Nobody put baseball better than did war hero, team owner and American original Bill Veeck: "Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a ...

Biden calls for a return of the talking filibuster

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden, famous or infamous in his pre-presidential 36 years in Senate as a talking machine, has begun a pitch for revival of the nonstop filibuster on the floor of the upper chamber. In the hope of facilitating more of his ambitious policy agenda beyond his $9.1 trillion ...

The culture curators want to think for you

Sandor Mecs was a child when his family lived in the town of Szentendre, Hungary. Today, it is a picturesque town 20 miles north of Budapest that is lined with winding cobblestone streets, colorful centuries-old homes, cottages and churches. It is a tourism center with its flourishing museums, ...

Democrats Are Finally Bragging

On March 11, President Joe Biden gave a White House address touting his administration's response to the COVID-19 crisis. As it happened, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at another record high the day before. But about that Biden said not a word. Had Donald Trump still been ...

The ‘anti-semitism’ smear

Everything you need to know about the fair-weather "friends" of the First Amendment can be found by examining the phonies on the left and right who hurl reckless charges of "anti-Semitism" to stigmatize and silence their political foes. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, viciously employed ...

Biden fiddles while some in the press burn

WASHINGTON -- As President Joe Biden works overtime out of the gate with his massive $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan while issuing an avalanche of executive orders, some media critics complain he has not held a full-fledged White House press conference in his first nearly two months in ...

Tell the truth, Mr. President

When a politician promises to "tell the truth," as President Biden did in his nationally televised address last Thursday, you can add that statement to familiar ones lacking the ring of sincerity. They include: "The gun isn't loaded;" "the microphone is off;" "if you like your doctor, you can ...

The real experts

The vaccine rollout crawls forward. Most of us will spend weeks, or months, waiting. Great Britain did better. As of today, one-third of the English are already vaccinated, twice as many as in America. Why? A big reason is that our government decided to rigidly follow its regimen for the ...