Chana Joffe-Walt, In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check
Ken Blackwell, In just six weeks, the first tax increase of the Trump era goes into effect, a delayed, time-released tax hike that President Obama left as a parting gift for his successor. You haven’t heard much about this tax increase because it was deliberately designed by Democrats to be hidden from those who ultimately
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.
Bryan Crabtree, At the recommendation of the ‘presidential opioid inquiry,’ President Trump has ramped up efforts to stem the rising tide of opioid and heroin overdoses. On Tuesday, he issued a statement that “nobody is safe from this crisis that threatens young, old, rich, poor and urban.” My brother-in-law died from an opioid overdose just
Brian Darling, A true test for liberty minded politicians is facing them this Congress. The idea of federalism as it applies to medical marijuana laws in the states. The self-proclaimed champions of federalism will have their commitment to the idea tested when they are called on to vote on a measure protecting federalism as part
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
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
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