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Pro-Smoking Government

E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco. Avoiding burning tobacco is the single greatest preventative health measure human beings can take, given the diseases conventional cigarettes cause. Unfortunately, our government and media now act as if vaping e-cigarettes is the health crisis. “Your kids are not an experiment! Protect them from […]

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Grateful for Not Starving

When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights. Property rights allow each individual or family to do what we want with our small piece of the world without having to answer to the whole community. On Thanksgiving, we’ll probably be told to think of America as one big family — […]

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Single-Payer Health Care

America needs single-payer health care, say progressives. That’s a system where government pays doctors and hospitals, and no sick person has to worry about having enough money to pay for care. After all, they say, “Health care is a “right!” “Who pays for it?” asks Chris Pope, “And that’s really not a rights question.” Pope […]

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Told You So!

Republicans held the Senate! Democrats took the House but by a narrower margin! Did I just embarrass myself? I write this Election Day morning, before most polling places even opened. I don’t know the actual results, of course. But I’ll pretend I do because I trust the betting odds. As of Tuesday morning, ElectionBettingOdds.com, a site […]

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A Bridge to Sell You

“Libertarians believe that you should be as conservative or as liberal as you want to be as long as you don’t want to force yourself on others,” says Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor of New York. Sharpe is an unusual Libertarian candidate because he’s doing well in some polls. One found Sharpe getting 13 […]

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Politicians' Deceitful Promise

Will you be able to retire? Maybe not. Will your state pay what its politicians promised? Almost certainly not. Politicians in Connecticut, New Jersey and Illinois are especially irresponsible when it comes to not funding pension plans, but most every municipality has promised more than it will have. “The money hasn’t been set aside for […]

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Shut Up, They Explain

Gloria Alvarez, the young woman from Guatemala I wrote about last week, just got blocked by Facebook. Why? Because she criticizes socialism. After Alvarez joined me in my American studio to make a video we titled “Socialism Fails Every Time,” she flew to Mexico City to make a speech. A few days later she wrote […]

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Socialism Destroys

Socialism is hot. Famous actors recently made a commercial proclaiming that “democratic socialism” creates some of the best parts of America. It’s “your kids’ public school” (says Susan Sarandon), the “interstate highway system” (Rosario Dawson), “public libraries” (Jay Ferguson), “EMTs” (Ethan Embry), “workers who plow our streets” (Max Carver) and “scientists” (Danny DeVito). Wow. I […]

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Seriously Mentally Ill

They live on the street, often foraging through dumpsters. Some threaten us. Occasionally, they assault people. Thousands of mentally ill people cycle in and out of hospital emergency rooms. They strain our medical system, scare the public and sometimes harm themselves. Most, says DJ Jaffe, are schizophrenic or bipolar and have stopped taking their medication. […]

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Leaving the Left

Watching this video upset me. Students and even faculty members won’t let Dave Rubin speak. They constantly interrupt, shouting “hate speech!” and “black lives matter!” Rubin was once a man of the left. He even was a co-host on The Young Turks network. But then he started a podcast. He did long interviews with people like talk […]

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