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Blaming MDs for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

Betsy McCaughey, President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On “Face the Nation,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chair of Trump’s opioid commission, blamed overprescribing doctors.

Trump, Congress Should Halt Transgender Military Policy that Costs Billions

Peter Sprigg, Last year, without any systematic study of the consequences, the Obama administration reversed longstanding policies that excluded those who identify as transgender, on both psychological and medical grounds, from serving in the U.S. military. The armed services immediately stopped discharging existing service members who suffer from gender dysphoria (unhappiness with their biological sex

True Health Care Reform Should Put the Patient First, Not the Bureaucrat

Jerry Newcombe, The House passed (217-213) a new bill to help repeal Obamacare on Thursday, the American Health Care Act (the AHCA). It is said that President Trump’s personal persuasion of many Congressmen helped this to pass. Now the ball goes to the Senate. Ironically, Obamacare is officially known as the “Affordable Care Act.” What an

House approves $1.1 trillion spending measure with bipartisan support

The House on Wednesday approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, with Democrats and Republicans both jockeying to claim at least partial victory as the measure goes to the Senate for final approval. The package, which would avert a government shutdown at the end of the week, passed with bipartisan support, 309-118.  House Minority Leader Nancy

A Thinking Mom’s Message for Jimmy Kimmel

Michelle Malkin, I feel your pain. But please use your brain. On Monday, late-night TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue about his newborn son. His baby was born with a congenital heart defect that required emergency open-heart surgery. Millions of American parents, myself included, have walked in Kimmel’s shoes. We’ve experienced the terrifying

Of Baseball Bats and Tax Reform

Bill Murchison, The coming fight over tax reform highlights distinct and seemingly irreconcilable views of government. We might want to reflect on them, as the major players ready the armament: brass knuckles, baseball bats, Fox News and New York Times commentaries. The two warring views: 1. Government knows more than you do. 2. On many

Will the UN Permit Obamacare’s Repeal?

Paul Jacob, Like E.F. Hutton, when the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health” talks, people listen. In disbelief, perhaps. Or amusement. But they listen. Well, at least Washington Post columnist Dana