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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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Planning for the Reopening of America Must Begin Now

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Spin Can't Disguise Trump's Bad Policy
History shows us that theatrical press briefings can't disguise bad policy.
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Virus Has Scrambled 2020 - That's Bad News for Dems
The Founding Fathers were rightly suspicious of political parties as venal bands of very human politicians whose primary instincts were more self-serving than public-serving. We got them anyway.
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The Coronavirus Is Turning the States Against One Another
What Ron DeSantis' Floridian nationalism tells us about our political future.
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Biden Is a Problem for Democrats in Pennsylvania
Activists are mobilized to win back this crucial swing state. But they're not excited by Biden.
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Coronavirus and the Eeyore Syndrome
If they're wrong, they'll sidestep blame and take credit for having saved us anyway.
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U.S. Needs to Flatten the Curve and 'Raise the Line'
How everybody can do their part to help doctors fight coronavirus, in one chart.
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Time to Put China on Lockdown for Its Dishonesty
China's response was inept, dishonest and utterly inconsiderate of the world. We need to teach the Chinese government a lesson.
04/07/2020 02:57 PM
Let's Zoom Xi. He Has Some Questions to Answer
China caused this pandemic, but now wants to claim the credit for saving us from it, writes Niall Ferguson
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There's No Plan For End of Coronavirus Crisis
On top of Trump's ongoing mismanagement, there is a shocking lack of a strategy, at any level of government, for what the country will do next.
04/07/2020 03:16 PM
White House Aims to Reopen Economy Next 4 to 8 Weeks
Trump administration hopes for 'next four to eight weeks,' Kudlow says
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We've No Choice But to Stay Locked Down for 12-18 Months
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel explains when he believes life will get back to normal after the coronavirus, predicting that "the crisis is not going to go away in a few weeks or after the 30-day plan comes to an end."
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Public More Worried About Loss of Jobs Than Virus
Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen shows 30% ranked 'loss of income' as their top concern during coronavirus, compared to just 4% choosing 'loss of health.'
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What America Needs Next: A Joe Biden Unity Cabinet
In the last Democratic debate, Joe Biden declared that he would nominate a woman as his vice-presidential running mate. That felt right at the time. But times have changed. Biden needs to go much, much further: At the Democratic convention he needs to name not just his vice president, but his entire cabinet. And it needs to be a totally different kind of cabinet - a national unity cabinet - from Democrats on the Bernie Sanders left to Republicans on the Mitt Romney right. Why?
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Is Biden Weaker Today Than Hillary Was in 2016?
The polls show Joe Biden leading President Trump in the presidential race. Looking at the last 10 surveys in the RealClearPolitics average of polls matching Trump versus Biden, Biden is leading in every one of them - by anywhere from 3 to 10 points. Biden's average lead in those 10 polls is 5.5 points.

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