California’s Single Payer Dream Turns Out to Be a Fiscal Nightmare

States shopping for single payer health care systems are like young guys shopping for wedding rings – everything looks glittery until they turn over the price tag. There’s just no way around it. A government takeover of the entire health care market is an inherently expensive proposition. But whereas other, more sensible states pulled back…
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Bernie Sanders is Going Down Fighting, And He’s Taking Clinton With Him

Democrats never thought it would come to this, but here we are: The last Super Tuesday of the presidential election year is upon us, and both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both in the race. It’s no doubt a frustrating moment for the party. On the one hand, after her win in Puerto Rico’s…
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Blue State Woes Highlight the Flaws of Liberal Policies

Last week the GOP assumed control of the U.S. Senate, bringing with it the opportunity to finally showcase the power of conservative ideas. Well, “finally” may have not quite been the right word. Republican governors and legislatures across the country have been implementing conservative reforms to great effect over the last several years. Recently, the…
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Obama’s High Speed Rail Turns Into “Hell on Wheels”

AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” is one of my favorite new television series of the fall. It chronicles the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the American West. The pilot had one of my favorite exchanges, between Thomas Durant, a businessman and investor responsible for building the railroad, and one of his foremen responsible for planning…
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