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Government Healthcare Workarounds


Apps Are Doing What Government Can’t to Help Low-Income Americans Stay Healthy Cathy Reisenwitz FEE.org Thursday, July 07, 2016 When you think about “digital health apps,” you probably envision a millennial guy pitching his new app aimed at other millennials to a bunch of old dudes at a venture capital firm. But that’s not what I…


Ryan Carves Conservative Path as Trump Agenda Remains Elusive


House Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing out a detailed Republican platform that hews to conservative orthodoxy in an election year when Donald Trump has found found success in being unorthodox and vague. It’s a highly unusual move — a top lawmaker trying to set the party’s agenda ahead of […] Click here to view original…


Where are conservative Kurds heading?


Illustration by Necmettin Asma – twitter.com/necmettinasma Many Kurds in Turkey are conservative and religious, which is why they do not support the PKK and its political wing, the HDP Although feeble at the moment, there have been some ongoing debates on the possible split among Kurdish politicians between more […] Click here to view original…


Donald Trump Isn’t Ronald Reagan—He’s Barry Goldwater


 The Daily Beast The Gipper gave voters a way to get to ‘yes.’ The Donald, not so much. Donald Trump may be a screen star turned Republican politician, but that doesn’t make him the second coming of Ronald Reagan . If anything, he’s this […] Click here to view original web page at www.thedailybeast.com


Confused About Congress?


Confused Who Has the Majority in Congress? You’re Not Alone. Rachel Bovard / @Rachel_Bovard / July 05, 2016 A 10-year veteran of congressional policy battles, Rachel Bovard is The Heritage Foundation’s director of policy services. In 2014, Republicans won a majority in Senate. However, if you’ve been watching the Senate lately, you’d be forgiven for wondering who is…


Why Do We Need A Convention of States?


Citizens concerned for the future of their country, under a federal government that’s increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive, have a constitutional option. We can call a Convention of States to return the country to its original vision of a limited federal government that is of, by and for the people.


No Climate Change?


The Left is having a difficult time trying to convince us that climate change is really caused by humans.  They’re so frustrated by our inability to see things their way that they’ve resorted to prosecuting those who disagree with their theory. A US Attorney General in the Virgin Island has attacked a think-tank for making…


Capitalism v. Socialism


The following was a response to letter to the editor in the local newspaper. The original piece proclaimed that capitalism arrived in 1492 and that socialism makes for a better community of sharing. Since we have roads and schools, we have socialism and democratic socialism is much better than evil capitalism. Sharing to a Leftist…


With a Pen and a Phone: Harry and Nancy


Harry stepped out from the bakery at the end of his street and started home. At the same time, Nancy came out of the beauty parlor next door and after greeting each other, they walked quietly in the evening dusk, a light snow falling. Harry looked at the sign above the beauty shop and then…


The Business of Running a Business


So why do we even need religious liberty laws to protect business from groups such as gays in the first place? Is it because several small businesses around the country have suffered due to refusing service to gays? Arizona’s bill had nothing to do with social or sexual preference. It had everything to do with…


Government and Business Working Together Hurt Americans


Crony capitalism is one of Americas big problems. The Framers of the Constitution did not intend for big business corporations and unions to be governed by the federal government in exchange for protection. Businesses and unions should be allowed to function in the free market and not have the butchers heavy thumb on the scales…


Switzerland’s Improbable Success and the Important Role of Federalism


by Dan Mitchell Programs about the improbable success of Chile and Estonia already have aired on nationwide TV, and those were joined last weekend by a show about the “sensible nation” of Switzerland. Here’s the 28-minute program. When I first watched the program, I was slightly irked that there was very little discussion of the…


There Are Conservative Professors. Just Not in These States.


WHEN I began teaching at Sarah Lawrence College in 2010, my colleagues would joke that I was a “targeted hire” because I didn’t express uniformly left-wing political views. In most places I’d be considered a moderate, but in the campus context I might as well have been Ted Cruz. […] Click here to view original…


The World’s Changing


The Earth is Shaking as People are Changing the Landscape by Mike Kapic What was that? Rumbling? Can you feel it? The ground shaking slightly with a subtle rumble in the distance? Feel it? Like an earthquake or volcano clearing its throat. Are we sensing vibrations and sounds of people making life changing adjustments around…


CONSERVATIVES FACE LIBERAL ‘FIREWALL’ ON SUPREME COURT


Daniel Horowitz urges Congress to strip courts of jurisdiction 6/25/16 Daniel Horowitz, a senior editor at Conservative Review and policy analyst specializing in immigration, blasted conservative triumphalism after the Supreme Court refused to rescue President Barack Obama’s unilateral mass amnesty program. Indeed, Horowitz warned conservatives not to underestimate how closely they came to absolute disaster. “We are…


Does Religion Matter In Politics?


Jeff J Mitchell via Getty Images Shortly after Tim Kaine had been elected Governor of Virginia in 2006, a discussion ensued among Democratic party leaders about the lessons that could learned from Kaine’s victory. Some observations were interesting, others were not. One was particularly off the mark. Because Kaine […] Click here to view original…

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