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A Diminishing Lagtime

The modern age sports an amazing feature that used to be hard to detect, because so drawn out: a shorter-than-ever-before lag between the proposal of some popular inanity and its complete debunking. It used to take seemingly forever for a bad idea to be shown up, either in argument or

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The Anti-Democratic Party Establishment

Democrats aren’t very good at democracy. Consider the party’s presidential contest, as I did yesterday at Townhall. As an appetizer, I noted the Democratic National Committee policy of hiding their debates from viewers by placing them on weekend evenings pitted against major sporting events. For meat and potatoes, ponder my

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Flint Water Crisis

Government failure checklist. . . Reference: The Government Poisoned Flint’s Water— So Stop Blaming Everyone Else Flint’s water crisis isn’t a failure of austerity. It’s a failure of government. Click below for high resolution version of this image.  

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You can’t feed a part of it without feeding the whole damn thing. Click below for a high resolution version of this image:  

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Bernie’s Bogus “Medicare for All”

Bernie Sanders promises universal health care, but, up until the other day, just waved his hands in the air, without specifics. Now he has a plan. Sort of. Ezra Klein, writing at Vox, says Sanders’s “Medicare for All” is not a plan at all. It’s a “gesture towards a future

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Doom in Oil Boom?

Tragedy has hit the environmental movement: The price of oil is going down. And may go down further. While environmentalists quiver, science writer Ronald Bailey chortles. “Resource depletionists” — the prophets of “peak oil” — should, he says, hide their heads in shame! They’ve been so very, very wrong in

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Law in the Tooth

Why did Dr. Ben Burris give up his orthodontic license? Where did he go wrong? Dr. Burris broke the law. He flagrantly violated the hallowed precepts of the Arkansas Dental Practices Act. Let me rinse and spit out the truth: This dentist illegally cleaned people’s teeth. Not just once —

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“Unacceptable,” He Sputtered

The King Canute Memorial Award for Clueless Legislation (Winter 2015-16) goes to Senator Bernie Sanders. He had stiff competition from ocean-lowering President Barack Obama, this season, but surely earned it these past few months. Canute famously warned his advisors that he was no miracle worker. Standing by the sea and

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re: Solutions

Today’s the traditional day for New Year’s “Resolutions,” but instead of resolutions, how about some solutions? Sure, Thomas Sowell has sagely reminded: there are no solutions in social life, only trade-offs. But, utopian perfection aside, let’s agree that some changes would be better than others, and, let us resolve to

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Anti-Gun Barrage

America’s would-be gun-grabbers, chiefly in the media and “on the left,” don’t know much about guns. But they know what they hate. After the horrific terrorist shooting spree in San Bernardino, MSNBC and CNN went on a shooting-their-mouths-off spree, relentlessly pushing the need for stricter gun control. President Barack Obama

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A Handle on Global Warming?

Folks in government are prone to overstepping their bounds. Take, for example, the North Vancouver, British Columbia, City Council, which has instituted a mandatory sticker program for gas pumps. Starting in 2016, public service announcements will appear on North Vancouver gas pump nozzle handles. What for? To warn us of

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