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Worse Than Canada

If you’re still spooked by yesterday’s post on the horrors  of the UK’s socialized health care system then you may want to pass on today’s entry. Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute looks at three ways that Bernie Sander’s “Medicare for All” plan is worse than...

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Health Care Horror

Writing about health care in the UK, Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, writing in Forbes magazine, details some horror stories from the UK. What is terrifying is how many Americans want to bring this horror to our shores: Vacancies for doctor and nurse...

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This Week in Congress

The House has canceled all votes for the week because of the funeral of President George H. W. Bush. They will be passing a one-week continuing resolution to keep the government open while they work on finalizing the spending bills for the year. The big sticking point...

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This Week in Congress Wrap-up

Here are the 14 Republicans who took the politically dangerous step of voting against their own party on an issue of foreign policy by voting to discharge SJRes 1364, which ends U.S. military involvement in Yemen: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Susan...

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This Week in Congress Update

Vote on Yemen, Campaign for Liberty Supports the Grassley Amendment to Farm Bill Flood Insurance: Today, the House will consider legislation extending the federal flood insurance program for one week. This could be a sign that Congress is close to a deal on flood...

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Republicans caving on spending … again?

House and Senate committees continue to work toward a resolution on a farm bill conference report. There is talk the bill may be added to the end-of-year Omnibus package in order to ensure majority support from Republican representatives who do not want their last act...

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This Week in Congress

The House is in session Tuesday through Friday. As of this writing, they are only considering bills under suspension of the rules, while the Senate works on nominations, but there may be other legislation this week as Congress figures out how to deal with the...

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Give thanks for capitalism. One of the many things children are not taught in government schools is that the first Thanksgiving   celebrates the Pilgrim’s saving themselves from starvation by abandoning a system of communal property for a system of private property....

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This Week in Congress Update

Here is the roll-call vote on the rule for H.R. 6785, which also removed the passage from the resolution ending US involvement in Yemen. The rule passed by a vote of 291-187. The following Republicans voted No: Justin Amash  (MI-03) Andy Biggs (AZ-05) Rod Blum...

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URGENT UPDATE: VOTE on Yemen Today

Today, November 14, the U.S. House will consider H.Res. 1142, the “rule” bill allowing for debate on HR 6784, which removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. The House Rules Committee inserted a provision declaring that “the War Powers Act does not apply...

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This Week in Congress

The parties will also begin appointing committee and subcommittee chairs. I’ll have a full analysis of the House and Senate leadership committee chairs when they are finalized. The Senate will be considering the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill as well as nominations....

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