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Democrats Have Built a Healthcare Agenda Around an Imaginary Crisis

Is America in the midst of a health insurance crisis? That’s the picture Democrats in Washington are painting. According to their narrative, health coverage is out of reach for a number of Americans. Only an aggressive — and exorbitantly expensive — effort to expand the number of people covered by taxpayer-funded insurance …

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Bernie’s Not-So-Subtle Single-Payer Plot

Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vt.), America’s most prominent proponent of government-run health care, is once again leading the charge to move our country to a single-payer system. As chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders is pushing a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes expansions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. Some …

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How to slow, reverse the California exodus

An unwritten rule of journalism says, “if it bleeds, it leads.” When it comes to the exodus from the Golden State, this rule isn’t being applied. California had been the dream destination for generations and became the most populous state in 1964. But California’s share of the U.S. population peaked …

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Banning Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Could Have Unintended Consequences in Next Power Outage

Californians who have been seen power supplies become more unreliable in recent years have increasingly turned to gas-powered electric generators to keep the lights on during “public safety power shutoffs.” According to the industry trade group, there are 1.5 million portable generators in use in California today.  The average gas-powered …

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Could Labor Day Push for Higher Minimum Wage Lead to More Work Being Done by Robots?

Who is going to be first in line to buy if Elon Musk is able to build a humanoid robot in the future? A best guess would be owners of the California companies whose businesses are threatened by the state’s steep minimum wage and other costs heaped on them by …

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The California War On Gas Stations

Just a few months back, Petaluma in Sonoma County outlawed the construction of new gas stations, the first city in the nation to do so. Anyone who thought such an extreme measure would end there was being naive. Rather than a one-off event, the Petaluma City Council’s unanimous vote to …

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Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

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Democrats’ Budget Plan Hides a Slow-Moving Healthcare Takeover

Progressives just got one step closer to their dream of socialized health care. In a party-line vote this week, the Democratic House majority ratified a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes the largest expansion of government-run health care in recent memory. Among other things, the proposal would lower Medicare’s eligibility …

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High-Priced California is About to Get Even More Expensive

I’ve been back in the office full-time for nearly three months now, but I still can’t get over how pricey everything has become. The chicken salad at the burger stand in our office building is $12.75.  Add a Diet Pepsi ($2.75) and the tab becomes $15.50, add tax ($1.55) and …

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Hold the Applause, Biden Shouldn’t Take an Obamacare Victory Lap

President Joe Biden has finally figured out how to get Americans onto the Obamacare exchanges — by paying them. The administration recently congratulated itself after 2.5 million Americans signed up for plans through the government-run marketplaces during a newly created Special Enrollment Period that closed August 15. But these figures don’t reflect newfound …

Commentary

Democrats Have Built a Healthcare Agenda Around an Imaginary Crisis

Is America in the midst of a health insurance crisis? That’s the picture Democrats in Washington are painting. According to their narrative, health coverage is out of reach for a number of Americans. Only an aggressive — and exorbitantly expensive — effort to expand the number of people covered by taxpayer-funded insurance …

Commentary

Bernie’s Not-So-Subtle Single-Payer Plot

Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vt.), America’s most prominent proponent of government-run health care, is once again leading the charge to move our country to a single-payer system. As chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders is pushing a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes expansions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. Some …

California

How to slow, reverse the California exodus

An unwritten rule of journalism says, “if it bleeds, it leads.” When it comes to the exodus from the Golden State, this rule isn’t being applied. California had been the dream destination for generations and became the most populous state in 1964. But California’s share of the U.S. population peaked …

Blog

Banning Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Could Have Unintended Consequences in Next Power Outage

Californians who have been seen power supplies become more unreliable in recent years have increasingly turned to gas-powered electric generators to keep the lights on during “public safety power shutoffs.” According to the industry trade group, there are 1.5 million portable generators in use in California today.  The average gas-powered …

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Could Labor Day Push for Higher Minimum Wage Lead to More Work Being Done by Robots?

Who is going to be first in line to buy if Elon Musk is able to build a humanoid robot in the future? A best guess would be owners of the California companies whose businesses are threatened by the state’s steep minimum wage and other costs heaped on them by …

Blog

The California War On Gas Stations

Just a few months back, Petaluma in Sonoma County outlawed the construction of new gas stations, the first city in the nation to do so. Anyone who thought such an extreme measure would end there was being naive. Rather than a one-off event, the Petaluma City Council’s unanimous vote to …

Commentary

Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

Commentary

Democrats’ Budget Plan Hides a Slow-Moving Healthcare Takeover

Progressives just got one step closer to their dream of socialized health care. In a party-line vote this week, the Democratic House majority ratified a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes the largest expansion of government-run health care in recent memory. Among other things, the proposal would lower Medicare’s eligibility …

Blog

High-Priced California is About to Get Even More Expensive

I’ve been back in the office full-time for nearly three months now, but I still can’t get over how pricey everything has become. The chicken salad at the burger stand in our office building is $12.75.  Add a Diet Pepsi ($2.75) and the tab becomes $15.50, add tax ($1.55) and …

Commentary

Hold the Applause, Biden Shouldn’t Take an Obamacare Victory Lap

President Joe Biden has finally figured out how to get Americans onto the Obamacare exchanges — by paying them. The administration recently congratulated itself after 2.5 million Americans signed up for plans through the government-run marketplaces during a newly created Special Enrollment Period that closed August 15. But these figures don’t reflect newfound …

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