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Column: Corporate Welfare
Column: Corporate Welfare

Today’s politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies … President Joe Biden says the handouts will “put more money in your pocket.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they...

Column: Mandate Vaccine?
Column: Mandate Vaccine?

Politicians love force. The idea of leaving us alone to make our own decisions goes against their nature. To be sure, civilized society sometimes needs government force: police to punish killers, soldiers to protect us from foreign invaders, environmental police to...

Column: Coronavirus Censorship
Column: Coronavirus Censorship

YouTube just froze Sen. Rand Paul’s YouTube channel. That’s just wrong. Small-minded. Counterproductive. YouTube says Paul violated their COVID-19 misinformation policy when he told an interviewer, “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work … virus...

Column: Big Business Loves Big Government
Column: Big Business Loves Big Government

Politicians say they pass laws to “protect Americans from big business.” People like hearing that. Many don’t like big business. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that those laws often help big business while hurting consumers. “Big business and big government...

Column: Go Green, Go Nuclear
Column: Go Green, Go Nuclear

This Thursday, Earth Day, politicians and activists will shout more about “the climate crisis.” I don’t think it’s a crisis. COVID-19, malaria, exploding debt, millions of poor children dying from diarrhea — those are genuine crises. But global warming may become a...

Column: Let People Try Gelsolin!
Column: Let People Try Gelsolin!

We need new drugs to fight COVID-19 and other diseases. But our government’s approval process makes that too hard. This year’s pandemic got regulators to say they’ll speed the approval process. The FDA adopted Emergency Use Authorization to speed up approval of some tests, medical equipment and ventilators.

Column: Government Goes Too Far
Column: Government Goes Too Far

I’m “social distancing.” I stay away from people. I do it voluntarily. There’s a big difference between voluntary — and force. Government is force. The media want more of that.

Column: China’s Tech Totalitarianism
Column: China’s Tech Totalitarianism

The media tell us China “beat coronavirus.” I don’t believe it. The Chinese government lies. AEI’s Derek Scissors argues that they’ve underreported the number of COVID-19 cases by millions…

Column: Bankrupting America
Column: Bankrupting America

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion…

Column: The Red Tape Pandemic
Column: The Red Tape Pandemic

Coronavirus is frightening. I’m working from home, practicing “social distancing.” Experts say it’ll help “flatten the curve” so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won’t be overwhelmed. But…

Column: Price Gouging
Column: Price Gouging

“We don’t have any…!” Fill in the blank. People are stocking up on things, fearing that we will be stuck in our homes, under quarantine, without essential supplies. Some hoard…