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We can stop being the world’s suckers on drug prices

There's a drug war on TV. It has nothing to do with cocaine or heroin but does involve an addiction -- the pharmaceutical industry's compulsion to charge Americans an average 3.4 times more for brand-name drugs than people in other countries pay. Step 1 in the rehab program is to let Medicare ...

Defining education down

What is the greatest threat to educating children today? Is it COVID-19, or ignorance? I'm going for number two. There is growing evidence to back me up. In August, Oregon Governor Kate Brown privately signed a bill ending a requirement that high school students prove they are proficient in ...

The California Recall: Enter Snoop Dogg and former President Barack Obama

At one point, polls showed the odds of recalling California Gov. Gavin Newsom looked 50-50. It was at that point that the scared, embattled governor sent out a mayday call to Hollywood and to Democratic outsiders, including former President Barack Obama. The Hollywood Reporter -- three weeks ...

Why I’m a single-issue voter

In a few weeks, Virginia will hold an election, and I will have to make a decision. In the past, it would have been no contest. I'd have voted Republican. But now, though Terry McAuliffe leaves me cold, I will vote for him. I guess that makes me a single-issue voter. What is that ...

The coming climate crisis shakedown in Scotland

"Follow the money!" The old maxim is always sound advice when assessing the motives of those advancing bold agendas for the benefit of mankind. Invariably, the newest progressive idea entails a transfer of wealth from the taxpaying classes of Western nations to our transnational, global ...

We need to prepare for other pandemics

"There have been as many plagues as wars in history," wrote Albert Camus in The Plague, "yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise." The world was certainly unprepared for COVID-19, but in just a year and a half after the SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified, 5 billion doses of ...