The question about whether or not to engage in military action abroad is very often a highly philosophical one. Statecraft and foreign policy is not a terribly good place for ideologues to sit. It doesn’t have neat and clean answers that are verifiably right or wrong very often. Intervention is often a tragic mistake. Non-intervention […]
Stop trying to fool us, Angus. I’ll admit, you are a talented salesman. You have built a carefully crafted image over the years, and have created a very successful personal brand. You have used that mythos to make quite a career for yourself. But what you have built is a phony house of cards, and it is […]
Have you ever heard of certificate of need? Neither had I, until a few years ago when I began to learn more about the health policy environment in Maine, and just how backward it has been. Put simply, certificate of need is a regulation that requires healthcare entities to obtain government approval before making large […]
Monday, I had the pleasure — and I say that with a fairly substantial amount of sarcasm — of being at the public hearing that was being held on five bills that seek, in a variety of ways, to deal with the 3 percent tax surcharge passed by referendum this fall. The Joint Committee on […]
The trouble with banning one source of money is that it does nothing but drive political giving into darker, more troubling places.
The government, insurers, hospitals and armies of bureaucrats hide prices and discourage shopping for care, so costs skyrocket with no accountability. Republicans should have identified this problem.
Those of us on the right are sick of the bias, intentional or unintentional, and sick of the manipulation.
The supposed authority of advanced study doesn’t really translate to actual expertise.
If the prospect of your enemies with power frightens you, let’s start removing the power that person can have.
We should view laws passed by the people’s representatives as what they are. If they become outdated or need changing, we should amend them, not reinterpret them.