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Illiteracy Goes Mainstream

Illiteracy Goes Mainstream

It was somewhat disorienting. An article in my local paper mentioned that a ninth-grade teacher was reading a book aloud to her students. When she tried to stop, they demanded, “No, keep going.”

Why would she read aloud, I wondered. Why would they want her to continue? Surely they can read the book ...

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How We Can Keep from Going Broke, Part II

How We Can Keep from Going Broke, Part II

As noted in our previous post, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social insurance programs are bankrupting America. They will produce ever-escalating deficits for as far as the eye can see.

Is there an alternative to all of this that is politically practical? In particular, is ...

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Behind the Scenes: The Lefty PR Group That Stokes Consumer Fear of BPA

Behind the Scenes: The Lefty PR Group That Stokes Consumer Fear of BPA

Fenton Communications, the same group that got Alar banned after 'scare,' is using media to fight.  

The science against BPA isn’t very convincing, yet the left-wing onslaught from environmental groups, activist scientists and the mediahas convinced many consumers that soup cans, soda ...

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Is Fee-For-Service the Problem?

Is Fee-For-Service the Problem?

Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a fee-for-service basis. Almost everyone is wrong.

The logic is obvious – paying a fee for a service encourages providers to get more fees by providing more services. Ergo, we consume too ...

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Lefty Group Uses Pink to Camouflage Green Activism, Attack Business

Media ignore that BCF is really eco-group in disguise that supports Markey legislation to ban chemicals like BPA.
The media haven’t been alone in the campaignagainst supposedly “toxic” chemicals like BPA. Liberal Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., introduced a bill in Jan. 2011 that would ban it ...

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Sharpen Your Medtech Investing Edge with Genomics, Imaging and Diversified Supplies: Junaid Husain

Medical supplies and diagnostics may not sound exciting, but recurring revenue is key to restful nights and steady growth. Dougherty & Company Vice President and Senior Medical Technology Analyst Junaid Husain has a rule-based approach for selecting winners. In this exclusive interview with The ...

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Obamacare’s Fine on Faith: Trampling on Religious Liberty

Obamacare’s Fine on Faith: Trampling on Religious Liberty

The recent Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate for preventive services under President Obama’s health care law is an unprecedented assault on religious liberty. The mandate forces many religious employers to either contradict their faith by providing and paying for abortion-inducing drugs, ...

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Obamacare in the Supreme Court 101: Deliberations, Rulings and Impacts

Obamacare in the Supreme Court 101: Deliberations, Rulings and Impacts

On Monday—two years after President Obama signed Obamacare into law—the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the health law’s constitutionality.  Heralded as the case of the century, the oral arguments heard and, ultimately, the Court’s decisions will set the precedent for hundreds of ...

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The Charles Whitman Precedent

The Charles Whitman Precedent

Sergei Bourachaga’s latest essay compares the Robert Bales case in Afghanistan with the massacre by Charles Whitman in Texas almost half a century ago. The author considers the possibility that Staff Sgt. Bales may have sustained permanent damage to his forebrain as the result of an earlier IED ...

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