Commentary

Many Americans, in search of authenticity, seek out "locally sourced," "artisanal" and "natural" foods. Recently I saw a milk delivery truck emblazoned with the words "naturally sourced." Was the point to assure buyers that the milk came from cows, rather than a chemical factory in...

This November, voters in Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, and Montana will decide whether to expand Medicaid. Expansion would place huge burdens on taxpayers while offering minimal benefits to new Medicaid enrollees. Last year, voters in Maine became the first to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot after Republican Gov. Paul LePage...

Many people remember “science” as something that only the nerdy kids with thick glasses (like me) liked in high school. But it has everyday importance; for example, if you’re deciding whether to evacuate as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas. Here’s why: The destructive force...

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous currently trails Gov. Larry Hogan, the Republican incumbent, in the polls. But the challenger has a plan to turn the tide. Jealous has released a detailed proposal to enroll most state residents in MD-Care, a government-run health insurance plan that would...

How can you tell if competition is working in a given market? Generally speaking, prices go down while quality goes up. Productivity increases as more efficient methods are discovered. Shortages are rare to nonexistent. And, most important, consumers win. Government intervention, monopolies, and other market distortions...

President Trump has a message for millions of able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Get a job. Since January, the administration has allowed states to require Medicaid beneficiaries who are not disabled to engage in 80 hours per month of work, volunteering, job training, or school in return for...