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What Are Your Solutions for America?


How do we solve the mass shootings? Do we take away all the guns? Or, do we require that every American carry a gun and be prepared to shoot back? Do we eliminate the assault rifles? Or, do we have more security guards at malls, grocery stores and work places carry assault rifles? We have a crisis in America with gun violence and mass shootings. What will Joe Biden and Congress do about this problem? Will they even attempt a solution? Mr. President and members of Congress, we need a solution.

Power, Parler, and the Problem of Big Tech


Over the course of 2020, the previously minor social media application Parler rose to national prominence. The site served as a smaller, right-leaning mirror to Twitter, attracting an audience that included (among others) both U.S. senators and QAnon conspiracy theorists. Where Twitter forbade referring to a transgender person by biological sex, Parler reportedly banned users for mocking Republican congressman Devin Nunes. By the end of the year, the app had hit nearly three million daily users.

Private Deborah Sampson, 'The Female Soldier'


There are those who would say that Private Deborah Sampson deserved the Medal of Honor, but she didn’t sign up for that; she joined the Army to fight for her country and wound up making history. Private Sampson was America’s first woman combat soldier. She served, disguised as a man by the name of Robert Shurtleff, under the command of General George Washington in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Small Changes to 340B Can Make a Big Difference for Struggling Patients


The Covid-19 pandemic has made the issue of healthcare access more urgent than ever. Yet, at a time of deep divisions in Washington, chances for major reform are slim.

Price Controls Happen — NOT!


The end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks in large part to the heroic efforts of the biopharmaceutical industry. American companies developed not one, but three vaccines in under a year, and roughly 3 million people are receiving those shots every day.

Mask Wearing in America


Every time I go to the grocery, a restaurant, church, or work I have to put on a mask. Not long ago, if we wore a mask into a bank or convenience store, the attendants would be alarmed and call 911. Today if we don’t wear one, we are in trouble and not welcomed.

Preventing the Next Public Health Crisis Can Define Biden's Legacy


The Biden administration's plan to defeat the coronavirus is underway -- and notably includes intentions to "build better preparedness for future threats." This detailed guidance could not have come at a better time. While we are making progress against the current pandemic, we remain in the midst of a worsening health crisis posed by antibiotic resistance.

Bioethics in a Brave New World


In the late 1980s, as a pre-med major at the University of Pittsburgh, I pulled many all-nighters at Scaife Hall at Pitt’s School of Medicine. My friend Dirk and I knew the only way we would ever make breakfast at the cafeterias at the Towers or Lothrop dorm-halls was by staying up all night studying and then sauntering in zombie-like at 6:00 a.m. for eggs and pancakes. Otherwise, the typical early morning fare for me and my buddies was “O Fries” from the iconic Original Hot Dog Shop, washed down with cheap beer around 2:00 a.m.

From the Dawn of the American Twilight


Fifty years ago this spring, my wife and I, both Air Force intelligence officers, returned to Udorn Air Base, Thailand from an “in-country rest & recuperation” trip to Chaing Mai. That night I worked the mid-shift in the intel shop at headquarters 7/13th Air Force. It fell to me to prepare and deliver the morning intelligence briefing to the major general who thought he ran air operations in Northern Laos; a delusion since that war was run by the U.S. Department of State and the CIA with Air Force support.

Violence In America, Don't Be Surprised


The most recent attack at the United States Capitol will most likely insure a permanent fence and additional security. The attack which resulted in the loss of life for a long serving Capitol police officer and the attacker is another senseless violent act.

A Trump Administration Rule "protects" Insurers, Not Persons Living with HIV


Only hours before Donald Trump left the White House, the outgoing administration proposed a sweeping change to Medicare that could limit millions of Americans' access to lifesaving treatments, especially antiretroviral medications used to treat persons living with HIV.

The Assault on Winston Churchill


During his long life, Winston Churchill suffered several indignities. He was dismissed from his position as the head of the Royal Navy in 1915 because of the disastrous defeat Anglo-French forces endured at Gallipoli during World War I. His decision as the chancellor of the exchequer to return Britain to the gold standard in 1925 was a financial catastrophe. During the 1930s, Churchill’s so-called “Wilderness Years,” his party denied him a leadership position. His greatest ignominy was being ousted as prime minister in a July 1945 election after Britain’s triumph in World War II.

Vaccination is the Ticket to Getting the U.S. Back On Track


The end of the pandemic in the U.S. is in sight. The Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have proven to be outstandingly effective at protecting recipients from coronavirus and they are also safe.

America is Ready For a Resurrection


The followers of Jesus believed in his resurrection because they saw him alive after he was dead. They had a powerful testimony of firsthand evidence seen with their own eyes.

A Bad Means to a Bad End


What happens in a world where medical innovations like the vaccines that are defeating the coronavirus are no longer possible? That could be the result of a ham-handed effort to make America an "also-ran" country in the global pharmaceutical business.

People with Disabilities Could Soon Face Healthcare Discrimination


Patients with disabilities are 11 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than their able-bodied peers. That's a sobering statistic. And it's why public health officials have prioritized these vulnerable patients for vaccinations.

Stop Businesses From Exploiting This Health Program for the Poor


Over the decades, Congress has created a number of programs intended to help the poor, the sick, the downtrodden. As a result, certain businesses and industries find ways to exploit these efforts and profit in ways lawmakers never foresaw or intended.

Trump's Last-Minute Medicare Rule Deserves a Swift Reversal


On Donald Trump's last full day in office, his administration announced a policy change that would make it easier for insurers to deny medicine to vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. Those most affected will include people with mental health disorders.

Don't Put Community Cancer Care Centers Out of Business


Ruth is a 67-year-old woman living with metastatic lung cancer. She receives care at a treatment center near her home in rural southern Illinois. There are larger hospitals over an hour away in St. Louis, but she doesn't have the time or financial resources to travel there as often as she would need to.

Biden Must Restore Seniors' Access to Essential Medicines


On January 19, Medicare officials announced a new payment model that could wreak havoc on the chronically ill.

America’s Minimum Wage Crisis


One problem with all Americans making a minimum of $15 an hour is that some business owners don’t make $15 an hour.

Questions about Covid-19 vaccines? We have answers.


Many Americans have questions about Covid-19 vaccines – and rightfully so. There’s lots of information out there, and researchers are learning new details about the virus daily.

The 340B Prescription-Drug Swindle Has Gone on Long Enough


In a recent hearing, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra revealed just how unfit he is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

A Simple Fix for Biden to Help to Make Drugs More Affordable


Americans have problems affording many drugs at pharmacies and doctors' offices. About half of those who are sick have trouble paying for their medications, according to a recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Is President Biden the "Sinner-In-Chief" for Promoting Easier Access to Abortions?


Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has taken President Biden to task for touting his faith while at the same time promoting abortions.

Will Biden Pay Your Student Loan?


The average college debt among student loan borrowers in America is $32,731, according to the Federal Reserve. The majority of borrowers have between $25,000 and $50,000 outstanding in student loan debt. There is an increasing number of student loan borrowers who owe in excess of $100,000. Some, who have spent many years in graduate schools may owe closer to $200,000.

Death of a Defector: Ion Mihai Pacepa, RIP


On February 14, 2021, the world quietly lost one of the most intriguing, enduring figures of the Cold War. He was Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet Bloc official ever to defect to the United States.

Trump's Final Blow to Patients With HIV


The day before Donald Trump left the White House, his administration dealt one final, brutal blow to some of America's most vulnerable patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a policy that, if implemented, will put numerous lifesaving drugs off-limits to Medicare recipients.

Minimum Wage, Maximum Discrimination


Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have sought a set of social institutions which permit “neither dominion, nor discrimination,” to use Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan’s phrase. In this, economists are joined by all people of goodwill—including those in the Biden administration, which has enshrined equity and inclusion as cornerstones of how they’ll govern.

A Federal Rule Will Reverse Strides in Cancer Treatment


"You've got cancer." That's one of the scariest sentences in the English language.

Americans Deserve a Healthy Dose of Bipartisanship


Our economy remains weak. A pandemic continues to kill thousands of citizens each day. And political tensions seem to have reached an all-time high.

Living Up to Christian Principles in a Fallen World


Christian celebrity culture is toxic.

Who is Perfect? Biden, Trump, McConnell, Pelosi?


Democrats have proven once again that they can find fault in President Donald Trump. Faults and flaws were found in him before the election. Many years before politics there were never any rave reviews about him being perfect.

The FDA Can Help Patients With Rare Diseases


When I was just 18 years old, I was diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism, a rare disease that causes seizures, extreme fatigue and other life-altering complications.

"March In" Is Not the Answer


All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

Welcome Hard-Working Legal Immigrants


Americans can expect more immigrants to enter our country in the months and years ahead. Most Americans aren't opposed to more citizens. Many of us are not favorable to undocumented foreigners roaming about our country.

On the Impeachment and Conviction of President Trump


The House of Representatives, with the sole responsibility of impeachment, has passed a single Article of Impeachment charging President Donald Trump with committing a high crime, namely that he “made statements that encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol.” In short, his rally speech, it is claimed, amounted to “incitement to engage in the insurrection.”

The Problematical COVID-19 Relief Legislation


Americans are known to have big hearts. When disaster strikes, Americans unselfishly and heroically extend a helping hand. That certainly has been the case in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody wants to see those who have lost income through no fault of their own also lose their place of residence or their car or even their ability to afford food.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and America’s "Promissory Note"


Each January, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for his leadership in combating racial segregation and securing civil rights for African Americans. However, critics lately have charged that King’s legacy has been “whitewashed,” or remembered selectively. A 2019 Guardian editorial laments that Americans have “Disneyfied” the reformer, saying that we recall his earlier, comforting successes while overlooking his later frustrations and political radicalism. Psychologizing the critique, a 2020 NBC News opinion piece decries that King’s memory is abused for the purpose of cultivating “complacency” and a sense of “absolution.”

How Congress Can Really Fix Surprise Billing


House and Senate leaders recently agreed on legislation to end surprise medical bills as part of a big coronavirus relief package. President Trump signed it into law at the end of December.

Why COVID-19 Hates America


Pfizer and Moderna announced that in their advanced clinical trials, Covid-19 candidate vaccines have been 95 and 94.5 percent effective, respectively. Federal regulators have authorized the vaccines for emergency use -- and healthcare workers have started receiving shots already.

Biden 2021 Should Look to Biden 1980 for Bipartisan Inspiration


President-elect Joe Biden has promised to govern as a president for all Americans, not just those who voted for him.

Triumph of the Vaccine—No Shape-Shifting Enemy


Here’s a thought experiment. What if our experience with COVID-19 turns out to be a warm-up for responding to a worse plague in the future? COVID-19 is devastating for a significant number of older people but relatively innocuous for the young. I am thankful that this is not like the Justinian plague, nor the Athenian one, nor like smallpox. What if—God forbid—we find ourselves hosting a plague like one of these? Something as deadly as Ebola but as infectious as SARS-CoV-2?

Biden Administration Must Commit to a National Pandemic Preparedness Strategy


COVID-19 has killed more than 350,000 Americans. And with case counts and hospitalizations soaring, many more deaths are sadly in store.

Republican or Democrat, Foreign Reference Pricing Kills Cures


The pharmaceutical industry is on a bit of a hot streak. Just last month, both Pfizer and Moderna received FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccines. Millions of Americans have already received them.

When Addressing Drug Prices, There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way


In what may have been the last significant action of his presidency, President Trump recently issued two executive orders designed to lower prescription drug spending in Medicare.

Importing Drugs Endangers Lives


On most issues, Democrats and Republicans remain deeply divided. But there's one policy that unites both -- prescription drug importation.

Importing Drug Price Controls Means Fewer Cures and Restricted Access


In what is likely his final major initiative on domestic policy, President Trump last week signed an executive order aimed at reducing costs to Americans for certain Medicare drugs.

Where Has the Truth Gone?


“Want to buy a new car with bad credit? No problem. Come into our dealership and we will get you approved—guaranteed! You will be pre-approved in two minutes—100 percent are accepted. You will not be denied, no matter your circumstances. Don’t get unnecessarily hassled by other dealers, you deserve a new ride.”

The "E" Stands for “Excellence:” Remembering Walter E. Williams


Walter E. Williams, prolific author, piercing cultural commentator, old school economist (that’s a good thing), devoted husband, loving father, and long-time friend of Grove City College has passed from this world.

Uncle Sam Shouldn't Steal Gilead's Remdesivir Patent


Over 30 state attorneys general recently sent a letter to federal health officials urging them to confiscate Gilead Sciences' patent on remdesivir, one of the only drugs approved for use on patients suffering severe symptoms caused by COVID-19.

To Keep Drug Costs Down and Fairness Up, Stop the Abuses of 340B


Alas, hospitals and pharmacies are abusing a federal program meant to help low-income patients. New research from consulting firm Berkeley Research Group reports that these bad actors are lining their own pockets with discounts on prescription drugs at the expense of millions of disadvantaged American patients.

COVID's Second Wave Underscores the Threats Facing Disabled Americans


The second wave of COVID-19 has arrived with a vengeance.

Why Do We Take to the Streets?


We Americans are quick to take our disagreements to the streets. In 2020, we have claimed many causes to do so. Millions came out to protest police violence and “resist” fascism. Others “rallied” against COVID-19 lockdowns and voter fraud. We may amass crowds to evoke sympathy or provoke debate. But demonstrations aggravate and intimidate, often drawing counter protesters if not ending in violence. And even when gatherings generate debate, we are tempted to settle them by who had the larger crowd size rather than the merits of the case.

Will the Doctor See Me Now?


Imagine you're traveling out of state to visit family. When you're 15 minutes from grandma's house, you decide to let her know you'll be arriving soon.

New Congress, New Trade Enforcement Agenda


Now that election day is behind us, new and returning lawmakers in both parties are looking ahead to next year. They're strategizing for what surely will be a momentous legislative session.

Giving Thanks to Society’s Economic Benefactors


With all the attention commanded by the presidential campaign, election, and aftermath, plus the ongoing COVID-19 story, many other issues have faded into the background. Though escaping the headlines, some of these other issues will be with us for a long time, and contributions to the public discussion of such issues will often have a long-term impact.

No Baby Boom This Year; TheVirus Has Put a Damper on Pregnancies


We’re fast approaching the ninth month of the COVID-19 lockdown and if we were going to see a coronavirus Baby Boom this year, it would be starting now, says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Executive Order for Price Controls Will Harm Innovation and Patients


President Trump just signed a new executive order to reform our healthcare system. While his desire to lower costs for patients is appropriate, the proposed changes would do more harm than good.

Keep Thanksgiving, Family and Friends Alive


Joe Biden or Donald Trump will never visit me in my home, stand beside me at the funeral home or dance at my wedding. I will not be receiving any calls from either of them to pray for me during sickness or to check on how my children are doing. I probably will never sit in a room with them to visit, laugh and tell funny stories or just to hang out over a cup of coffee. I do not personally know either one. I welcome the opportunity to visit with either of them, but doubt it will happen.

Trump's Drug Pricing Order Would Make George Washington Gnash His Wooden Teeth


Has America's 45th president forgotten our first commander-in-chief's most important warning?

Fix Election Day Pain


2020 will be remembered for more than we what to remember including the painful November 3, election. Our country was already suffering from the Pandemic and all its spin-off problems. Unemployment, business closings, demise of the travel industry, struggling houses of worship, massive national depression to name a few of the problems. However, great news Pfizer has come up with a vaccine that has been 90% effective in preliminary trials. At this writing this is great news with the stock market on the verge of setting an all-time high. This vaccine has the potential to bring this country out of the house and back to work, school, church, and more.

The Mayflower Mystique: Remembering the Pilgrims


Few can name which groups the Godspeed and the Arabella brought to America. They were the Jamestown colonists in 1607 and the Puritans to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, respectively. But the Mayflower, which brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620, has sailed into history and ranks with the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Bismarck, and the Queen Mary as the world’s most famous ships. What accounts for the Mayflower’s mystique?

Superbugs will Kill Millions — Unless Congress Acts


We're in the midst of the worst health crisis of the 21st century -- and it's not COVID.

A 40-Year-Old Law Continues to Produce New Jobs Today


This fall, tens of millions of Americans will get vaccinated against influenza -- but they won't all experience a prick in the arm. Instead, many will take FluMist, the painless nasal flu vaccine.

Court Packing—Destabilizing and Unnecessary


The idea of expanding the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, also known as “court packing,” has surfaced once again, as it did after the Brett Kavanaugh appointment. Often mentioned is a proposal by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of University of California Berkeley’s Law School. He favors increasing the size of the court to 13 instead of its current nine. There are other calls for a larger court, such as those produced by organizations like “Take Back the Court” and “Demand Justice.” Of course, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez simply demands: “Expand the court.”

The Sun is Shining


The Sun is shining today and will rise tomorrow. For more years than we know the Sun has followed this same pattern.

Why Fracking is a Big Issue


In my previous column, I described the “paradox of prosperity”—the strange tendency of many people who have benefited from economic advances to denounce and vilify the source of their prosperity, a sort of “bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you” phenomenon.

With New Drug Pricing Order, Trump Flirts with Socialism


President Trump's recent executive order on drug prices gets almost everything right -- except the solution.

Drug Price Controls: Right Objective, Wrong Solution


This month, President Trump signed an executive order to reduce Medicare spending on prescription drugs. For each medication, Medicare will pay no more than the lowest price available in other developed countries.

Biden and Trump, Follow Your Heart and Mind


Typically, the heart leads us and keeps us in various places throughout life.

Trump's Reference Pricing Order Imports Joblessness


Never in the history of the modern world has there been such a need for the pharmaceutical industry to save our world and return us to a form of normality. Covid-19 is impacting everyone, including the leader of the free world. Yet before becoming ill himself, in a last-minute bid to curry favor with senior voters, President Trump signed executive orders aimed directly at this industry and its ability to perform.

President Trump's Executive Order Will Put an End to Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs


Every day, scientists get closer to a COVID-19 vaccine. A handful of biopharmaceutical firms hope to make one available by year's end.

For Workers' Sake, Keep the Pressure on America's Trading Partners


In his marathon testimony before Congress earlier this summer, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer detailed the trade-policy achievements of President Trump's first term. It's a list that should make the administration proud.

President Trump's Latest Executive Order Will Decimate U.S. Innovation


With only a few months left in his first term, President Trump is trying to make good on his campaign promise to lower drug prices.

Halloween is Coming and Americans Are Scared.


Halloween is typically a relaxed day for America's kids to fill their coffers with candy. Children and adults often don their favorite wacky attire for a day of comic relief.

Enjoy Your Usual Life, But Vote


Occasionally we all feel like we are living in a rut. Our days and weeks are filled with the same activities and schedules. We mow grass, rake leaves, clean the house, sweep out the garage and do the same jobs. We go to the same grocery store on a certain day, wash our car at the same place and see the same people along the way. We go to the same place of worship, and read the same daily or weekly newspaper. Our lives are made up of routines, schedules and the usual.

Support Freelancers to Revive the Post-Pandemic Economy


More than 50 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And business bankruptcies are expected to rise nearly 50 percent this year.

Pandemic Hasn't Broken the Employer Health Insurance System


Over 55 million Americans have filed for unemployment since COVID-19 struck. But for the most part, they haven't lost their health insurance. An astounding 98 percent of workers who had employer-sponsored health benefits before the pandemic are still enrolled in workplace plans, according to a July report.

Trade Enforcement Can Accelerate America's Economic Recovery


The stock market has largely rebounded from COVID-19 and American retail sales are improving steadily. Even more encouraging is that the U.S. unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive month in September. Each of these gains are sure signs that the Trump administration's economic response to the coronavirus crisis is working.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the Purdue Sexual Assault Case


Will some senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee vilify Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee? Attacks on her religion, her large family, or claims that she will block the advance of women may make good fodder for Facebook, but senators who pursue those tacks are likely to reap public disapproval from their own constituents. What is more likely is that liberal senators will take a page from liberal/progressive organizations like Public Justice and portray Barrett as soft on and complicit with campus sexual abusers. How?

Defund Walter Reed? Are Liberals Nuts?


Those desperate for power, as well as those unable to separate reason from emotion, often make fools of themselves - thinking they are at once smarter, possess "unique" experiences (unlike the rest of us), are ideologically pure, and just better at living life. We call those people liberals.

Abusing March-in Rights Would Jeopardize COVID-19 Research


Thirty-one state attorneys general recently urged the Trump administration to disregard the intellectual property protections on remdesivir -- the only FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19 -- and then license its patents to multiple drug manufacturers.

If Trump is Not Reelected, America Will Be Hurting


Most every American has an opinion about the upcoming election. However, there are several realities we must face.

A Coronavirus Vaccine Doesn't Mean the Pandemic is Over


Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that drug companies may develop a COVID-19 vaccine before year's end.

Drug Price Controls Bring Socialism to America


Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to lower U.S. drug prices.

New Drug Pricing Executive Order Burdens Patients


President Trump just signed an executive order designed to reduce drug prices. Dubbed a "Most Favored Nations" policy, the order pegs Medicare payments for medicines to the prices paid by foreign governments.

The Paradox of Prosperity


In Friedrich Hayek's 1954 book Capitalism and the Historians, the late French philosopher and political economist Bertrand de Jouvenel noted a baffling historical trend: "Strangely enough, the fall from favor of the money-maker coincides with an increase in his social usefulness."

Fix Our Medical Insurance Dilemma


Give all Americans the option to buy into Medicare. I've paid into Social Security and Medicare my entire life. I'm still paying to be on plan B and supplemental coverage. I also pay for prescription insurance. I often feel like a coffee coupon from McDonald's would pay for about as much medicine as my prescription card pays.

Proposed Healthcare Reforms Will Not Help the Latinx Community


Joe Biden is officially the Democratic presidential nominee, all thanks to his moderate reputation.

Price Controls Inhibit Inovation and Patients' Health


With COVID-19 still raging, it's unlikely that trade negotiators from the United States and the United Kingdom will finalize a bilateral agreement before year's end.

The Bengals and The Browns Stood Together


I haven't watched much professional sports over the last few months. Last Thursday I did tune into the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football game. My attention grew when I saw both teams on the field, arm in arm standing together for the national anthem. I didn't see three or four kneeling or one team in the locker room and another team on the field. I didn't see anyone standing on their heads or someone else doing flip flops or something else. Both teams were standing, arm in arm in attention for the national anthem. I watched the entire game. The Bengals and Browns played one of the best games I've watched in some time. The game was fun to watch.

Marx on Christianity, Judaism, and Evolution/Race


"If someone calls it socialism," said the Rev. William Barber at an August 2019 conference of the Democratic National Committee, "then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay."

Clearing the Air on the EPA's Coronavirus Response


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agency recently issued a memo waiving certain compliance requirements for energy firms in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. A group of House Democrats falsely claimed the EPA's memo gives oil and gas companies an "open license to pollute." To address lawmakers' concerns, the EPA has tapped an internal watchdog to review the policy. But no matter how hard they look, the investigators won't find anything close to what Democrats have suggested.

I Like Ike


As other statues and monuments are being removed or criticized throughout our nation, a new $150 million memorial located near the U.S. Capitol will be dedicated Thursday honoring the general who helped defeat the Axis Powers in World War II and the president who worked diligently to preserve peace during the Cold War.

Price Controls Rob Patients of Future Therapies


President Trump just announced a sweeping executive order that'd forbid Medicare from paying more for advanced medicines than any other developed country.

Biden Won't Win Votes by Threatening Swing State Jobs


It sometimes seems as if former Vice President Biden is hell bent on losing this November.

Sorry, Environmentalists. There's Nothing Good About COVID-19


Environmentalists think they've found an upside to COVID-19. Although the outbreak has claimed over 180,000 American lives and upended the economy, it has also caused pollution to plummet in cities across the country.

Seizing Patents Will Hamper COVID-19 Vaccine Development


It's full speed ahead on the scientific front in the fight against COVID-19. We're on track to have an arsenal of vaccines and medicines for the novel coronavirus within a year.

Why Are People Complaining About Innovative COVID Treatments?


Gilead Sciences just announced it will charge $3,120 for a full course of Remdesivir, the first new FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19. Some knee-jerk members of Congress like Lloyd Doggett (D-Tex.) immediately condemned that price tag as "outrageous." The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a left-leaning nonprofit that releases its own recommendations of "fair" drug prices, claimed that Gilead could afford to price Remdesivir as low as $10 per course of treatment -- the cost of the raw ingredients used to make the drug.

Why Did They Steal Our Flag?


For 20 years we have lived in our current home in humble Grove City, Pennsylvania. It came with a nice flagpole mounted on the front. We change the flag a lot. Sometimes we display flags with various types of art celebrating the seasons—for Fall, Winter, and Spring. Around July 4 and Memorial Day, it is an American flag. Lately, it has been a flag in honor of my oldest son.

A New U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement Must Prioritize American INtellectual Property and INnovation


It looks increasingly unlikely that American and British negotiators will finalize a U.S.-UK trade agreement this year. When asked whether a deal could be struck by the end of 2020, one UK official recently responded, "Basically, no."

With Biomedical Research, Taxpayers are Getting a Great Deal


Gilead Sciences' novel drug remdesivir has shown immense promise for treating coronavirus. Yet every time a company develops a promising drug, some policymakers call for the government to take control of the compound in question.

Trump Administration Should Reject Foreign Prescription Drug Price Controls


In responding to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has rightly focused on the tremendous innovative capacity of American businesses -- first by waiving regulations that impose unnecessary burdens, next by providing incentives to get tough jobs such as vaccine development done as quickly as possible.

We Need New Antimicrobials To Prevent the Next Infectious Disease Crisis


Imagine if scientists had seen Covid-19 coming years in advance yet did little to prepare. Unthinkable, right?

Biden and Trump — Does Age Matter?


John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he was elected to serve as President of the United States in 1960. His age did not hurt him on election day.

Trump's Socialist Attack on Americans' Health and Medical INnovations Must Be Stopped


Imagine if Barack Obama signed an executive order implementing socialist price controls on prescription drugs. And suppose that decision limited the drugs available to patients, dried up funding for innovative new treatments and resulted in the unnecessary deaths of thousands of Americans a year.

Jimmy Lai, The Billionaire Freedom Fighter


Hong Kong police arrested billionaire publisher Jimmy Lai on August 10, releasing him two days later. His "crime" was to express opposition to the mainland Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) aggression against Hong Kong - both in person and through the newspapers and magazines that he owns.

Trump's Prescription Drug Pricing Reform Will Have Unintended Consequences


President Trump just signed an executive order that aims to tackle U.S. prescription drug spending.. The order pegs the prices of certain drugs covered by Medicare to the lower prices paid in other developed countries, whose governments impose strict price controls.

5 Financial Pressure Points To Evaluate During COVID Times


Financial pressure is a part of life for most people, and now the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new financial pressure points or exacerbated existing ones for many individuals and families.

For Patients, Insurers Must Count the Coupons


COVID-19 is ravaging the nation - and taking a devastating toll on those living with chronic illnesses.

Some of America's Problems Can Be Fixed


Some of America's problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 AM until 8 PM. Some states already have later evening hours like Californians who may vote until 8 PM and New Yorkers who may vote as late as 9 PM.

Congress: Let's Talk About Trade Enforcement


The Trump administration has set an ambitious trade agenda for the remainder of 2020. In a House Ways and Means Committee hearing earlier this summer, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stressed the president's intent to crack down on foreign countries that discriminate against American business and innovators.

Get Ready for an American Energy Comeback


Judging from the headlines, America's energy sector could collapse at any moment. Scattered amidst coronavirus coverage are reports of plummeting energy stocks and commodities traders paying people to take barrels of oil off their hands.

Every American Has Troubles


Everybody has troubles. If you don't believe it then ask any American living in the year 2020.

The Problem with Inheritance Taxes


A recent opinion piece in The New York Times, "Tax the Rich and Their Heirs — more fairly," was both reassuring and refreshing. It was reassuring to know that policy debates about relatively prosaic public policy issues continue to be debated, even though the country is convulsed with violent unrest and pandemic-related stresses. It is refreshing that the tone of the writer, New York University law professor Lily Batchelder, was measured and civil at a time when so much writing is shrill and strident.

This Healthcare "Watchdog" is No Friend of Coronavirus Patients


Finally, there's a bit of good news in the fight against COVID-19.

Gutting Patent Protections Won't Cure COVID-19


To ensure that coronavirus vaccines and treatments are "available at a price affordable to all people," Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and several other House Democrats recently proposed a radical solution to the coronavirus pandemic -- commandeer any lifesaving, yet-to-be-created vaccine and allow the government to set "reasonable" prices.

Trump Proves Black Workers Matter


President Trump recently suspended nearly all guest-worker programs for the rest of the year. This historic executive order will open up more than 500,000 jobs to Americans -- and it'll disproportionately help Black citizens.

The World Can Thank President Trump for the Oil Deal


In the midst of a pandemic, President Trump was able to convince the second and third largest crude oil producing countries to voluntarily cut production. In so doing he may have saved global financial markets, the U.S. energy industry -- and the U.S. economy.

Trump Administration Ends Pharmacy Coupons When Patients Need Them Most


For chronically ill Americans, the economic damage from COVID-19 could be nearly as life-threatening as the virus itself. More than 40 million workers have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the outbreak. For many, the financial challenges of joblessness have made it harder than ever to afford their insurance companies' medication copays.

COVID-19 Cost-Effectiveness Research Deepens Racial Disparities


A newly released study by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a Boston-based nonprofit, attempts to answer a weighty question: How much should it cost to treat the coronavirus?

"All the News That's Fit to Print," As Long As It Promotes a Progressive Agenda


One hundred and 23 years later, the New York Times still boasts of its alleged objectivity with the phrase "All the News That's Fit to Print" located on the upper left-hand corner of its front page. The slogan was the idea of the paper's owner Adolph S. Ochs in 1897. He meant it as "a declaration of the newspaper's intention to report the news impartially," according to the language arts Website ReadWriteThink.

Enough Subsidies for Electric Vehicles


Americans are naturally wary of electric vehicles (EVs). Salespeople may pitch battery-powered cars as the future, but most drivers see them as an expensive, chancy alternative to petroleum-fueled automobiles. This has been true for more than a century.

Saluting Nation's Unsung Heroes During COVID-19 Pandemic


In spite of the uncertainty that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused, there are still many industries filled with hard-working men and women who are continuing to work amid the coronavirus outbreak. From hospitals to delivery services, to physical security companies to pharmacies, to grocery stores, transportation and logistics companies, there are many employees who, while they may not wear capes, are our nation's heroes.

Helping Unemployed Americans


Unemployed Americans need cash. We go to work in return for a paycheck. With unemployment we lose the paycheck. It's a simple but very painful formula for millions of Americans.

Want Racial Justice? Start With Filling Out Your Census


Those living in our nation's poor and minority communities have historically gone undercounted in the U.S. Census. For instance, nearly one million Black Americans went uncounted nationwide in the 2010 Census.

Renewables Alone Can't Save the Planet


Coalville wants to ditch fossil fuels. The Utah city has pledged to draw its electricity from 100 percent renewable sources by 2030. From California to New Hampshire, dozens of cities have set similar goals.

America's Unique Approach to Innovation Will Cure COVID-19


Scientists have responded to COVID-19 with unprecedented speed. Just months after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, clinical trials are already underway for nearly 200 vaccines and therapies.

Summer 2020 COVID-19 Data in Pennsylvania: What We Don't Know


The COVID-19 coronavirus is a novel virus, and everybody who claims they have it figured out is living under an illusion. Our knowledge is growing, but it is still very fragmented. Our local politicians have been cautious because of the vast unknown; we have never been here before.

Whose Life Doesn't Matter?


I understand and affirm that black lives matter. Some of my dearest friends are black people. I love them and they matter. There are many black people, who I do not know, but they matter just the same.

Move These Projects Forward and Get America Back to Work


With more than 40 million Americans out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, states are scrambling to help the unemployed and laying plans to reopen the economy.

Natural Gas Will Power Our Economic Recovery


After months of sheltering in place, Americans are finally returning to their favorite restaurants, stores, and barbershops.

Enough Subsidies for Electric Vehicles


Americans are naturally wary of electric vehicles (EVs). Salespeople may pitch battery-powered cars as the future, but most drivers see them as an expensive, chancy alternative to petroleum-fueled automobiles. This has been true for more than a century.

Now Is Not the Time to Chill Drug Research and Development


As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, all eyes are on the United States for smart strategies, treatments and a cure. The good news: Our biopharmaceutical companies have been working around the clock to deliver help as quickly as possible.

Crack Down on China—But Do It Wisely


The Chinese Communist Party poses a dire threat to America and the rest of the free world. Party leadership actively covered up the initial coronavirus outbreak -- and even persecuted doctors who tried to warn the public. China's leaders hoarded masks and other medical supplies, which resulted in shortages of personal protective equipment in the United States.

The Oil Market Doesn't Need an Intervention


In late spring, oil prices dipped below zero for the first time ever. Futures contracts for May delivery traded as low as negative $37 a barrel, as producers and speculators paid refineries and storage facilities to take excess crude off their hands.

American Biotech Breaks Through on COVID-19


Biotech companies are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Massachusetts-based Moderna, for instance, recently received FDA approval to begin Phase II clinical trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer, Novartis, and dozens of lesser-known innovators are close behind.

Coronavirus Reveals the Recklessness of Drug Pricing Reform


A Seattle patient recently became the first American to receive a potential breakthrough vaccine for COVID-19. That vaccine -- developed by Moderna, a Massachusetts biotech start-up -- is one of several experimental coronavirus vaccines and treatments that pharmaceutical firms are developing around the country.

U.S.-Canada Trade Must Prevail Amid Pandemic


The United States-Canada border has been closed to cross-border tourism and other non-essential travel for more than three months.

A Little-Known Law Gave Birth to Google -- and Countless Other Inventions


When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin spoke to my colleagues at Stanford's technology licensing office in the late 1990s, other search engines already existed.

Intellectual Property Makes Sure Drug Makers Deliver


House Democrats Peter DeFazio, Rosa DeLauro, Lloyd Doggett, and Jan Schakowsky want to nullify intellectual property rights on any experimental treatments for COVID-19. They believe their proposals will prevent "price gouging and profiteering" without harming innovation.

Academic Research Can't End the Pandemic Without Private Backing


Scientists at Yale University and scores more research institutions nationwide are working around the clock to identify potential avenues of diagnosing, preventing, and treating COVID-19. Many of these projects are backed by the federal government's National Institutes of Health. Any one of them could lead to a game-changing insight that helps end this pandemic.

Government Intervention Would Hurt Energy Producers


America's energy sector has seen better days. The recent price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia rocked oil and gas markets -- and the coronavirus outbreak has reduced demand and forced some companies in the renewable sector to stall projects and furlough workers.

New Russia Sanctions Bill Compromises National Security


Russia plans to meddle in the 2020 election, according to a statement jointly issued by the FBI, Department of Justice, and National Security Agency.

Washington Wants to Forfeit Our Best Weapon Against Coronavirus


Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and several senior House lawmakers recently announced a plan to impose price controls and seize patents on any COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in development. They vowed to strike down any emergency stimulus packages excluding such measures.

Distillers Poured Resources Into Fighting COVID-19, Now They Need Congress' Help


The coronavirus pandemic has produced thousands of everyday heroes, from doctors and nurses to grocery store workers and delivery drivers.

Embrace Free Trade to Defeat COVID-19


At the 73rd World Health Assembly, public health officials from dozens of countries gathered virtually to discuss strategies to defeat COVID-19.

When Protectionism Endangers Lives


Peter Navarro, one of President Trump's trade advisors, recently slammed pharmaceutical lobbyists for opposing his "Buy American" executive order.

Costs At the PHarmacy are Spiraling, But Price Controls Are the Wrong Solution


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Don't Disrupt the Supply Chain in the Midst of a Pandemic


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Exercising Bayh-Dole March-in Rights Would Handicap COVID-19 Innovation


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U. S. Was Right to Avoid Tariffs in Oil Price War


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New Rule Will Put More African-Americans and Hispanics At Risk For COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the nation and taking a disproportionate toll on African American and Hispanic communities. Yet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just moved ahead with a rule that will make it more difficult for vulnerable Americans to access the medicines they need.

America Needs Non-Profits Now More Than Ever


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NEPA Reform is Long Overdue


Ever wonder why it took just over a year to build the Empire State Building - but can easily take three years or longer to build a new road today?

International Medical School Graduates Can Help Fight COVID-19


COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted low-income and minority communities across the United States. In New York City, the epicenter of the pandemic, the poorest quarter of zip codes account for 36 percent of coronavirus cases. The wealthiest quarter, by contrast, account for less than 10 percent. African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to call these hardest-hit zip codes home.

American Innovation Helps Patients Beat Coronavirus


American scientists are working furiously to develop treatments for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Expansion of "Buy America" Rules Would Slow Development of Coronavirus Vaccine


Federal policymakers are considering laws that would force federal agencies to rely solely on medicines made in the United States.

Congress Plans to Steal the Coronavirus Vaccine


Lawmakers in Washington want to confiscate the patents on coronavirus treatments and vaccines -- before biotech companies even finish developing them.

"Buy American" Executive Order Could Slow Delivery of a Coronavirus Cure


President Trump is considering a "Buy American" executive order requiring government agencies to purchase medicines and medical supplies domestically.

Trump's "Buy America" Plan Will Backfire


In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration wants to quarantine American manufacturing. At any time now, the president could sign an executive order aimed at returning the pharmaceutical supply chain to the United States.

The Energy Industry Was Ready For COVID-19


The COVID-19 outbreak has made a lot of things uncertain. Americans don't know the next time they'll see toilet paper in a grocery store, let alone whether or not they'll stay healthy or have a job in a week.

Price Controls Punish U.S. Innovators and Economy


America's biopharmaceutical industry dwarfs most other economic sectors. It's one of our nation's single biggest job creators, supporting close to a million positions across the country. And its products save countless lives each year.

Thank This Obscure Law for a Potential Coronavirus Vaccine


According to the Milken Institute, over 70 treatments for COVID-19 are already in clinical trials or progressing toward clinical trials. Several of the inventions behind this flurry of activity resulted from government funded research in U.S. universities.

Coronavirus and the US-UK Free Trade Agreement


The coronavirus has roiled global commerce. How will this pandemic influence trade policy? The upcoming US-UK negotiations will serve as a test.

New Russia Sanctions Are Well-Intentioned -- But Poorly Targeted


Vladimir Putin is arguably the free world's most dangerous foe. In the past few years alone, he has invaded Ukraine, propped up murderous dictators in Syria and Iran, and even meddled in America's elections.

We Can Save the Planet Without Destroying the Economy


More than 250 environmental groups recently petitioned House Democratic leaders to embrace the Green New Deal. They claim banning fossil fuels is the key to ending climate change.

The Smart and Practical Way to Address Climate Change


Lawmakers want to fight climate change, but many of them are taking the wrong approach. Proposals to abandon fossil fuels entirely, like the Green New Deal, are both impractical and expensive.

Correcting This Faulty Belief About COVID-19 Will Save Lives


In times of emergency, misperceptions can prove deadly. That's certainly the case today, amid widespread belief that COVID-19 mainly threatens older Americans.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Are Actually Dropping


Increased natural gas consumption helped bring down U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

How To Draw On The Power Of Perseverance During COVID-19


People's ability to keep up their spirits is being put to the test during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health concerns, job concerns, and disruptions to day-to-day routines have combined to create a challenging situation for Americans and for people throughout the world.

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FDA regulators have approved over 600 new medicines since the turn of the century. And more treatments are on the way. Scientists are currently developing over 7,000 experimental drugs.

Preventing Suicide During COVID-19 Pandemic


President Trump recently brought suicide to the forefront of national discussion. While coronavirus is estimated to kill thousands of Americans, suicide is a perennial public health problem that social distancing might acerbate. For that reason alone, continuing to talk about the issue is critical.

With Coronavirus, Trump White House Should Revive Drug Rebate Reform


High out of pocket costs likely won't be an issue when a treatment for the coronavirus becomes available. Based on past epidemics, it's probable the government will direct patients to receive a vaccine without having to hand over a copay to an insurance company.

Keep Canadian Drugs Out Of U.S. Medicine Cabinets


The Trump administration recently proposed two rules that would allow states, pharmacies, and drug wholesalers to import non-FDA approved medicines from Canada.

Trump Should Dust Off Last Year's Drug Reform Plan


Voters generally approve of Donald Trump's economic policies -- but give him low marks on health care, according to recent polls. The president, unsurprisingly, is grumbling. He recently chewed out Alex Azar, ordering his Health and Human Services secretary to make progress on reducing drug prices.

Curbing U.S. Population Growth Would Fight Climate Change


Millions of young Americans want to shrink their carbon footprints.

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 Foriegn 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.

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., 11 people have died. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 3,200 people and infected over 95,000 worldwide.

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


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