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Sec. Zinke's Offshore Plan Is On Point

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to vastly expand offshore oil and gas production -- and politicians from coastal states are livid.

Russian Trolls are Pitting Americans Against Energy Industry

According to a March report from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Russian trolls are trying to disrupt U.S. energy markets.

The Grove City Bill: A President vs. Congress

We wrote earlier about the Grove City College Supreme Court case (Grove City College v. Bell) in which the high court ruled that any "financial assistance" used by students and their families to pay for their education at Grove City College made the college a "recipient." What did this mean and what were the implications?

Are Americans Crazy?

Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues.

It's Time for the FDA To Embrace Digital Technology

The FDA's drug regulators want to know everything. They require pharmaceutical companies to conduct years of testing to prove that experimental medicines are safe and effective.

Marx's Apologists Should Be Red in the Face

May 5 marked the bicentennial of Karl Marx, who set the stage with his philosophy for the greatest ideological massacres in history. Or did he?

Secretary Perry's Coal Bailout Is a Raw Deal for Taxpayers

An independent government agency saved Americans from a massive de facto tax hike.

To Cut Drug Prices, Start with the Facts

Americans are paying too much for prescription medicines. State lawmakers are fed up with Washington's apathy towards high pharmacy bills. So they're taking matters into their own hands and pushing forward with several bills.

The Passing of Two Great Americans

Last Saturday was a poignant day for me. Not only was much-loved First Lady Barbara Bush laid to rest, but I received word of the passing of a dear friend, Gerald Hath (always Gerry to me). The parallels between the Haths and the Bushes were striking.

If You Quit

This column is about something I've thought about doing before and that's just saying the heck with it. Some of you might say it a bit differently.

A New NAFTA Must Halt Intellectual Property Theft

As American negotiators push to conclude NAFTA renegotiations, they should prepare to demand stronger protection of intellectual property rights. Robust IP protections would prevent Canada, Mexico, and other trading partners from freeloading off American ingenuity -- particularly our medicines.

Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

President Trump's recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16.

Time to Rethink the Renewable Fuel Standard

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thinks U.S. refiners are forced to blend too much ethanol into their gasoline.

If You Like Waiting Four Hours for an Ambulance, Then You'll Love Single-Payer

"Hello, 9-1-1? I think I'm having a heart attack." "We'll send an ambulance right away. It'll be there in, uh, four hours."

Bipartisan Sense on Patent Office Bias

The Patent and Trademark Office, the federal agency charged with securing certain intellectual property, has become an enemy of America's inventors.

John Skipper, Blackmail in America - Who needs that?

here is no such thing as buying someone's silence. Silence really doesn't exist. If people want to tell the world it's easy to do. Tell one other person in the world and if the information is grimy enough it will be retold a thousand or a million times. Bad news travels fast. Sordid news for some reason always rises to the top. Regardless of how hard you try to cover it, you can't.

AMAC calls for Repeal of the Medicare Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Statute

The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] has issued a call for its members and other concerned seniors to press their lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, to repeal the Medicare Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Statute.

FERC Just Saved Thousands of American Lives

This past January, the independent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shot down a sweeping proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry. By rejecting the proposal, which would have led to dangerous levels of air pollution, FERC helped secure the health of thousands of Americans.

What Switzerland Has to Do With Your Paycheck

President Trump recently traveled to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver a message: America is once again open for business.

President Trump Plans To Make Drugs Affordable Again

During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices.

Protect American Ideas Through Trade

We take for granted that the "ordinary" things we use every day are in fact extraordinary inventions and breakthroughs that took years of investment, work, and commitment to bring to life.

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