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Health Care

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Don’t Import British Methods For Rationing Access To Drugs

Earlier this year, European authorities recommended approval of tofersen, a new drug that treats a rare genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. That decision came nearly a year after American regulators granted the drug accelerated approval. Patients with that rare form of ALS in England aren’t so ...
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Batya Ungar-Sargon – Second Class

Join us for a special episode featuring a speech by Newsweek opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon at a recent PRI luncheon in San Francisco. Ms. Ungar-Sargon discussed her latest book, “Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America’s Working Men and Women.” Also, Ro and Tim discuss ...
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California Reform

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A Foster Care Racket

“You will be glad my lord, that I possess such an unsentimental view when I am managing your investments” – Ralph Nickelby in Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens According to the California Children’s Law Center, in 2023 California housed and cared for as many as ...
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Producing Democratic Citizens: Private Schools Do Better Than Public Schools

As college campuses across the country descend into chaos, with authoritarian mobs violently taking over buildings, attacking police, and vandalizing property, Americans rightly wonder why so many young people are engaging in grossly undemocratic behavior.  New research provides a clue, with public schools scoring significantly ...
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See how California's policy agenda is affecting other states

The Commerce Clause Vs. The California Progressive Agenda

Isn’t it written somewhere that one state can’t enact policies that interfere with commerce between other states? Maybe in the Constitution? Maybe in Article I, Section 8, Clause 3? This passage, known as the Commerce Clause, says that Congress shall have the power “to regulate ...
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