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Scrub This Fantasy

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Medicare for all” is a prescription for fresh inefficiencies and stratospheric costs. We couldn’t afford it—and we shouldn’t even want it.

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“Free” Health Care Isn’t

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How single-payer systems fail their patients.

Analysis and Commentary

While Other Democrats Play Chess, Will Biden Turn To Checkers?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a monkey on his back – or so he thinks: President Trump.


The Fallacies Underlying The Warren Social Security Plan

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Monday, October 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts and candidate for president, recently released a Social Security plan that would exacerbate many of the program’s existing problems while also creating several new ones. The plan was announced in an article she posted on Medium, along with an analysis authored by Moody’s Analytics’ Marc Zandi.


Best Of Richard Epstein: Socialism Was Weak Then And Is Weak Now. 1 Of 2.

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 6, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists."


If Bernie’s Time Is Up, Will His Followers Try Living On Tulsi Time?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 3, 2019

In the aftermath of a heart procedure that put his presidential campaign on pause, this much we know about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ personal health: he received medical clearance to appear in the next Democratic debate, which is two Tuesdays from now.

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Area 45: “All In On Donald Trump” With Charles Hurt

interview with Charles Hurtvia Area 45
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The rationale for giving President Trump a second presidential term.

In the News

These 526 Voters Represent All of America. And They Spent a Weekend Together.

featuring Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 3, 2019

These voters — 526 total, representative of Americans who are registered to vote — were invited to spend a weekend in a resort outside Dallas to prove that there might be a better way to disagree.


The Difference Between Impeachment Then And Now: A California Congressman Who Didn’t Rush To Judgment

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

If presidential impeachment drama is in the cards for Congress this fall, what’s California’s role?

Obviously, the conversation begins with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It’s her responsibility to, in effect, decide which rabbit hole for Democrats to descend—whether it’s politically sager to file a single article of impeachment based strictly upon the president’s dealings with Ukraine, or to broaden the charges to include other Democratic hobbyhorses (emoluments, Stormy Daniels, etc.).


This Experiment Has Some Great News For Our Democracy

by James Fishkin, Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The idea that our divisions are entrenched and unbridgeable is overstated.