From The Daily Caller – After spending $305 million and enrolling zero people in Obamacare, Oregon is giving up on its online exchange. “I no longer use the word ‘hope’ that something is going to work,” said Rocky King, the Executive Director of Oregon’s exchange. “I am planning to do a full manual system from here through March 31.” […]
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Originally published in Defining Ideas, August 15, 2013 – by George P. Shultz – We should consider decriminalizing them and treating abuse as a health problem. Editor’s note: The following essay is the fifth in a seven-part series of excerpts from George P. Shultz’s new book Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future. Over […]
By Chana Cox – In his 1906 novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair described how Chicago meat packing plants made sausage. You bought bratwurst assured that it contained only high quality pork and beef, but in fact it probably also contained rotten meat, offal, horse meat, rat feces, and, according to Sinclair, the occasional workman or […]
Originally published in the August issue of Northwest Connection — by Chana Cox Politicians often appeal to the authority of science or scientists, but they seldom question the scientific validity of the underlying scientific theories. Science is one of the ways in which human beings answer the question “why?” Religion, myth, morality, and poetry also […]
Civil Rights lawyer Elden Rosenthal comments in today’s Oregonian on the threats to American’s civil liberties posed by the federal government’s surveillance under the Patriot Act.
Writing at Forbes.com, James Taylor explains that the tornado that struck Oklahoma this week comes at the end of the end of the 12th month period with the fewest tornado strikes in U.S. history. Yet it was immediately linked by Senators Whitehouse and Boxer to global climate change. Taylor suggests that the evidence suggests either […]
Oregon’s experience with expanded Medicare has done little or nothing to improve the health of those benefiting from the expanded coverage. Read an analysis of what has been learned from the Oregon “experiment” in Commentary [here]. Read an editorial comment from today’s Wall Street Journal [here]. From the WSJ editoria: “On Wednesday the New England […]
Originally published in National Review Online, April 11, 2013 – by Paul Rahe One hundred years ago today, Woodrow Wilson brought Jim Crow to the North. He had been inaugurated on March 4, 1913. At a cabinet meeting on April 11, his postmaster general, Albert S. Burleson, suggested that the new administration segregate the railway […]
Originally published in The Oregonian, March 24, 2013 – Portland vs. Indianapolis, a tale of two budgets – By Allen Alley – Attending the monthly Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs breakfast meetings has become a pilgrimage for me. On display are the blossoming grass-roots businesses tended by first-time minority entrepreneurs aspiring to make a better […]
The following piece by David R. Henderson, appeared in the Library of Economics and Liberty, March 4, 2013 – One of the most prevalent myths about economic freedom is that it inevitably leads to monopolies. Ask people why they believe that, and the odds are high that they will point to the “trusts” of the late […]
Thomas Sowell on the politics of the sequester — http://www.JewishWorldReview.com |Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this […]
Steven Stanek of The Heartland Institute interviews [here] Jim Huffman on the subject of Huffman’s article “The Disenfranchisement of Rural America” that appeared in Defining Ideas (reprinted here at Northwest Free Press).