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Hundreds of billions of dollars outside of the official Pentagon budget.

Stretching Medicaid Too Thin

Extending government healthcare to people who don’t need it is a bad idea.

The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

Why in five years, the American right will embrace socialized medicine.

Want to Drain the Swamp? Start With the Lobbyists

The dirty (open) secret of influence peddling and one way to fix it.

Is Star Trek Icon William Shatner a Libertarian?

He boldly went to FreedomFest 2017 and asked, ‘Is there a free mind?’

4 Reasons Obamacare Lived to Plague Republicans Another Day

For one, Santa Claus is much more popular than the Grinch.

Trump Lost His ‘Art of the Deal’ Mojo

Repeal-and-replace is a big, big fail

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We need to refocus on future existential threats.

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A rousing new slogan: “they could certainly do worse.”

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Two little boys and the cost of government interference.

9/11 Doesn’t Justify Today’s Wars

Kill the 2001 authorization for war.

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