Commentary

Some bad ideas have originated in America. Reality television, spray-on cheese, pineapple pizza, and deep-fried Hostess Twinkies come to mind. But the most obnoxious of all may be eco-activist campaigners armed with Freedom of Information Act requests, or FOIAs, who pervert the intention of the...

The Trump administration has a $10 billion decision to make. It’s debating whether to continue Obamacare’s “risk-adjustment” program, which redistributes revenue from insurers with healthier-than-average customers to those with disproportionately sick enrollees. In early July, the administration halted the program after a court ruled it legally dubious. Later that month,...

Although best-known for its peace-keeping in areas of conflict — where it enjoys a mixed record, at best — the U.N.'s agencies, programs, commissions and international agreements have a dismal record of accomplishment, especially while acting as the world's regulator-wannabe for all manner of products,...

Barack Obama just hopped aboard the single-payer bandwagon. During a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earlier this month, the former president praised Democratic candidates for "running on good new ideas like Medicare for all." His endorsement of single-payer represents a bit of an...

In "The Wealth of Nations," the 18th century economist and philosopher Adam Smith observed about the chicanery of some businessmen, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in...