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  • Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?

    Goldberg: Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" — a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms — to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too...
  • Drew Altman, Obamacare's ref

     Drew Altman, Obamacare's ref
    He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with...
  • Time for a new Contract with America

    Does anybody remember the Contract with America besides historians? More of us should. Especially politicians, reformers and the increasing number of Americans dissatisfied with where the country seems to be headed -- in a handbasket. A lot of Americans...
  • Raising Minimum Wage Has No Good End

    "It's not true that life is one damn thing after another — it's one damn thing over and over." — Edna St. Vincent Millay Liberals' love of recycling extends to their ideas, one of which illustrates the miniaturization of Barack Obama's...
  • The president's Morehouse address

    President Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus on the...
  • Independence Day plus 237

    "Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -- John Quincy Adams Freedom is not the default position of humankind; otherwise more would be free. In much of the...
  • No entitlements

    SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "...in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of...
  • GOP: R.I.P.?

    Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats. Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a...
  • Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," and as the joke goes, "Poverty won." Five decades after a blizzard of programs began descending on the American people, the poverty rate remains essentially unchanged. That's a...
  • Living on pennies at the Golden Arches

    A few words about the McBudget. Perhaps you've heard of it. As fast-food workers around the country protest for higher wages, we learn that McDonald's offers advice to help them live on the wages they make that, while not technically bupkes, do amount to...
  • In defense of the 47 percent

    Sharkara Peters is a 35-year-old single mother of two. She works 34 hours a week at a fast-food restaurant. A few months back, she was hospitalized with a blood clot in her lung. Then, one of her daughters needed surgery. As a result, Peters lost about...