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Minimum Wage Cruelty Jul. 12, 2017

Walter E. Williams

There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wa... Read More

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Is Really Mean Jul. 04, 2017

Froma Harrop

How many Jedi mind tricks can Republicans successfully play on a weary American public? Their powers... Read More

Scapegoating Businesses for Bad Government Policy Jun. 15, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

There's a disturbing and counterproductive tendency to scapegoat individual businesses for respondin... Read More

States in Shock as Republicans Unleash Health Care Chaos May. 09, 2017

Froma Harrop

Social desperation tends to land on the doorsteps of the governments closest to the people. Happily ... Read More

Public Toilets and Private Burdens Apr. 30, 2017

Steve Chapman

If there is anything more rewarding than making a personal sacrifice for a good cause, it's getting ... Read More

Is Bottled Water Worth It? Apr. 27, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Charming, handsome and homeless, the 25-year-old we'll call Bruce and I were eating dinner at the sm... Read More

Loot Conquers All Apr. 11, 2017

The Science Advice Goddess

Nobody expects a free meal from a restaurant. So what's with wedding guests who think it's acceptab... Read More

No Free Lunch in the Health Care System Mar. 10, 2017

Linda Chavez

The health care reform bill that has now passed two committee hurdles in the House still faces an up... Read More

It's the Health Care That Matters, Not the Insurance Mar. 09, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

The release of the House Republicans' health care reform plan is the latest reminder that misguided ... Read More

There's Nothing Free Feb. 22, 2017

Walter E. Williams

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, "There's no such thing as... Read More

How to Help Syrian Refugees Feb. 02, 2017

Steve Chapman

President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees was a combination of ineptitude, irrelevance, c... Read More

The High Cost of Dirty HVAC Filters Dec. 19, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Do I have a story to tell you — another one of those lessons I've learned the hard way so you ... Read More

Responsible but Expensive Dec. 11, 2016

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My husband doesn't drink, for medical reasons. Recently, we were headed to a big dinner ... Read More

Freedom to Work Oct. 19, 2016

Walter E. Williams

If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to pro... Read More

Higher Medicaid Expansion Costs Reveal Another Obamacare Design Flaw Aug. 04, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Remember when the Obama administration promised that the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid... Read More

Sacramento's Latest Tax on New Jobs Mar. 29, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

In their infinite wisdom, Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature have come up with five mor... Read More

Retailers Don't Need Another Regulatory Handout Jan. 07, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to a... Read More

Unappreciated Tax on the Poor Jan. 06, 2016

Walter E. Williams

A few years ago, BET had a commentary titled "Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?" ... Read More

Last Call for Ethanol Nov. 29, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

A federal program, once launched, is impossible to kill. It doesn't matter if the scheme wastes mone... Read More

Let Pharmacies Prescribe Birth Control Nov. 26, 2015

Froma Harrop

Back in 1933, Rep. Walter Pierce of Oregon introduced a bill in Congress to let doctors discuss birt... Read More