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Whose Data Is It Anyway?

Derek Hunter, The days of hand written letters and notes is over, it’s all digital now. As such, we find ourselves in a weird position where our private thoughts aren’t sealed in an envelope, but basically handled in an accurate version of “telephone” by third party companies on the honor system that they won’t reveal

VA fires embattled La. director amid scandal, secret wait lists

The director of the beleaguered Shreveport VA hospital in Louisiana has been fired following a three-year tenure filled with scandal including accusations of covering up a secret wait-list, creating severe staffing shortages and refusing to buy essentials like vital signs machines, linens or mattresses. Toby Mathew, who became director of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Government Makes Rules to Protect Us from Pizza, Cup-cakes, and Shark Attacks in the Pacific

Patrick Bobko, Do we really need government rules protecting us from pizza? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thinks we do. Beginning on May 5th, pizza restaurants (among others) will be required to display per slice calorie ranges on their menus. The 100-page rule effectively requires pizzerias to count the number pepperonis on each slice

Trump optimistic as government shutdown, ObamaCare replacement loom

Doug McKelway, Fresh from a two-week Easter break, Congress hits the ground running next week — its legislative plate more than full, and its back against the wall with the government funding clock ticking down and the resurrection of a tuned-up ObamaCare replacement bill on its agenda.  Asked late Friday if he can get it all

DC Economics ‘Experts’: Too Much ‘DC’ – Not Enough ‘Economics’

Seton Motley, Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore are four big name Washington, D.C. free market economic “experts.”  They have for decades been ensconced inside the Beltway – doling out their brands of reform.  But as we have seen from nigh anyone who enters the belly of the DC Beast – people grow comfortable, and start

Burglars: It is getting harder to tell the Private Thieves from the Government Thieves

Paul Jacob, The legitimate purpose of government? It is to protect citizens from force and fraud, to defend individuals against violent and criminal attacks on their persons and property, and, beyond that, to leave them at liberty to pursue their own happiness. Tyranny, conversely, is what we call governments that engage in force and fraud,