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Curbing U.S. Population Growth Would Fight Climate Change

Millions of young Americans want to shrink their carbon footprints.

Animal Rights Groups Choose Coronavirus over Your Safety

Top U.S. health officials recently delivered a sobering message: Americans must prepare for the inevitable spread of the coronavirus within the United States. So far in the U.S., over 80 people have died. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people and infected over 180,000 worldwide.

Trump's New Drug Pricing Plan Isn't "The Best Deal" For Patients

President Trump will soon unveil a new plan to reduce drug prices.

End Foreign Freeloading - Don't Import It

Since day one in office, President Trump has been eager to put America first -- even when it has meant upending norms, upsetting political allies, and straining relationships abroad. This eagerness is worth applauding.

It's Time to Turn the Prescription Drug Debate on its Head

Politicians typically blame drug companies for soaring pharmacy prices. But insurers, pharmacies, and other middlemen are the real driving force behind rising drug spending.

Bring IP Back Into US-Japan

If you blinked, you might have missed it. On January 1, a limited trade deal between the United States and Japan took effect. It doesn't go nearly far enough.

America Shows How to Fight Climate Change Without Regulation

Speaking at the United Nations in December, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew cheers by saying the United States was "still in" the Paris Climate Agreement.

Are You Tired of Watching America's Natural Landscapes Disappear?

America's population is soaring. Our nation currently houses 330 million people. And each year, that number grows by 2 million. By 2065, more than 440 million people may call the United States home.

Don't Legalize Discrimination Against People With Disabilities

Imagine if the federal government treated disabled Americans as second-class citizens. It's an appalling thought. But it could happen soon -- if some special interest groups get their way.

To Boost the Economy, Fight Chronic Disease

To understand the health of an economy, look at the health of those who participate in it.

Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising Benefits Companies, but Patients Even More

Analysts at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently scored Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug pricing bill, H.R. 3.

Healthcare Start-Ups Save Lives And Healthcare Dollars

Rising healthcare costs are taking their toll on American patients. Half of adults say they or a loved one skipped or delayed treatment in the past year due to cost concerns, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. About a quarter say they or a family member has struggled to pay medical bills.

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07/05/2020 10:59 AM
A Tribute To Our Forefathers and Our Freedom
Well, thank you very much. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt - very much appreciate it - members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota.
07/05/2020 11:06 AM
At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Uses Race, Culture to Sow Division
President Trump spent the Fourth of July weekend sowing national divide, ignoring his failings on the coronavirus and vowing to fight what he branded the "new far-left fascism."
07/05/2020 11:09 AM
Magnificent, Unifying Speech Will Win Trump a Second Term
onald Trump did not mention Lincoln's First Inaugural address in his speech commemorating the spirit of American Independence at Mount Rushmore on Friday night. But the president's speech-perhaps his most forceful and eloquent to date-vibrated with the same energy and existential commitment that fired Lincoln in March 1861.
07/05/2020 11:11 AM
Juneteenth--Not July 4th--Was the Real Independence Day
I don't begrudge anyone's choice to celebrate the Fourth. But for many Americans the holiday evokes ambivalence, at best
07/05/2020 11:12 AM
Great American Minds on 'All Men Are Created Equal'
The following reflections, from some of the finest articulators of the American mind, examine the meaning of equality, race, and the national soul. As we celebrate our nation's independence on July 4, let these words encourage us to remember the truth of America's founding promises of equality and liberty for all, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence
07/05/2020 11:15 AM
How Origins of Policing Inform Demands to Defund Police
On the latest episode of Intercepted, historian Simon Balto discussed his new book and the origins of Chicago police as a moralistic enforcement agency.
07/05/2020 11:17 AM
No Epidemic of Cops Shooting Unarmed Black People
Ideally officers would never need to take anyone's life. But the data on police killings doesn't support reducing or abolishing law enforcement.
07/05/2020 11:20 AM
Studies: Herd Immunity Closer Than Antibody Tests Suggest
If the findings are true, that's really great news.
07/05/2020 11:20 AM
Trump Rushed to Reopen--Now Covid Is Closing In on Him
The president trumpets jobs figures built on thin ice but does nothing to protect those about to lose their health and homes
07/05/2020 11:21 AM
'President Biden' Would Be Music to Russian & Taliban Ears
It is laughable for Biden, of all people, to claim that Trump's administration has been a gift to Putin.
07/05/2020 11:22 AM
The Real Russia Hoax
CNN's Peter Bergen says that the White House response to reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for killing US soldiers is a cover up for Trump's incompetence as commander in chief who is responsible for the welfare of the US military.
07/05/2020 11:24 AM
The U.S., National Traditions, and Human Rights
After almost a year of study, public meetings, and deliberations, the State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights is readying a report for public release. Worries abound on Capitol Hill, in the universities, and among NGOs. The most extravagant of the concerns is that by complying with Secretary Pompeo's mandate -- to ground America's commitment to the promotion of human rights not only in the United States' international obligations but also in the nation's founding principles -- the commission's report will play into the hands of autocratic powers. The commission's work, the critics...
07/05/2020 11:25 AM
China Is a Genocidal Menace
It's time we treat the country as the rogue dictatorship that it is.
07/05/2020 11:29 AM
The Woke-ist Media Are Experiencing a Psychotic Break
If the press suffered a nervous breakdown after the 2016 election ⁠- and they did ⁠- they are experiencing a full-on psychotic break amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the George Floyd protests.
07/05/2020 11:32 AM
A MeToo Moment for Journalists of Color
We're finally feeling empowered to speak openly about racism in the newsroom.

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Blockchain Could Save Federal Agencies Billions

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Animal Lovers Should Be Cheering For Animal Research — Not Opposing It.

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