Commentary

Two weeks ago, Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bill that would effectively allow some Americans to buy into Medicare. Other congressional Democrats favor an even more aggressive expansion of the program. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D- Mich., recently proposed dropping the program's...

Meet teacher Mitchell Whitehurst, the Harvey Weinstein of public education. Meet the Portland Public Schools, the education Hollywood of enablers. Meet the Portland teachers union, which like the Mafia in The Godfather, practices “omerta,” or silence when questioned. And meet the children, victims of a heinous sexual predator...

What makes for an awful trip to the doctor? Waiting. Earlier this year, doctor-rating website Zocdoc took a look at its database of doctor reviews and found that long waits or appointment delays were the primary motivators of negative marks from patients. Given this aversion to waiting,...

Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests. And in San Diego, several teenage boys were rushed to the emergency...

PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes talks with Capitol Public Radio News as Universal Coverage hearings begin in the California Assembly. She says drastically expanding public health care in California will stretch the state’s budget too thin. Listen...