Blue Cross Blows Big Pharma’s Scam

Both parties should get behind these commonsense reforms! From the American Spectator: This is where Congress can come in to hit the causes of skyrocketing health care costs head on. With healthcare reform now back on the docket in the U.S. Senate, liberals are crying bloody murder over the purely hypothetical costs to the insured […]

Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder Dies at 77

  Ailes joined Fox News in February 1996 to launch the network’s first weekly public affairs show, “Fox News Sunday.” He also oversaw the launch of Fox News Channel, which skeptics thought would never be able to compete with CNN. Against all odds, with enormous investment from what was then Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the […]

The Pornification of News

Are you tired of filthy and suggestive ads on the pages of the articles you are reading? Why do conservative sites host such ads? Thee IC chose not to go that route. This article is a bit strong and Lifesite tends to overstate its case but it is worth a read. Btw, we do not […]

Acton: Trump’s Tax Reform Plan 

  Who knows how this will shake out but this is a good overview. From Acton: Yesterday the Trump administration released its tax-reform plan, which the White House is calling the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” Here is what you should know about the plan: What are the goals of the […]

California’s Incompetence: Oroville Dam Debacle

By Dan Reidel, Chico Enterprise-Record A disaster expert’s review of the Oroville Dam spillway emergency says the Department of Water Resources could have prevented everything with better design, better construction and better maintenance. Robert Bea prepared the report published Monday. Bea is a former engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and UC Berkeley […]

The Problem With Climate Catastrophizing

The Case for Calm By Oren Cass for Foreign Affairs Climate change may or may not bear responsibility for the flood on last night’s news, but without question it has created a flood of despair. Climate researchers and activists, according to a 2015 Esquire feature, “When the End of Human Civilization is Your Day Job,” suffer […]

“Good Profit” by Charles G. Koch

Interesting review. Are the Koch Brothers truly as evil as Soros? Joseph Maciariello reviews “Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies” in the WSJ: Though Charles G. Koch, with his strong libertarian views and willingness to fund political causes, may be a lightning rod in some circles, […]

Federal Gov’t Spending Grows 5x since 1960

Since I was a kid, I always wondered where all the “free” federal money came from… “Since 1960, the number of state- and local-government employees has tripled to more than 18 million, a growth driven by federal money: Between the early 1960s and early 2010s, the inflation-adjusted value of federal grants for the states increased […]

ACTON and Michael Novak

Two great articles on Novak. ACTON U will give you a taste of the gatherings at the Novaks and of Heaven! Rev. Robert Sirico is president of the Acton Institute: In the late 1970s I underwent two conversions: the first was reading myself out of the left wing politics in which I had been active. The […]

Widmer: Novak Taught that Capitalism can be Virtuous

 From the WAPO: Michael Novak with Jeane Kirkpatrick during a panel discussion. (American Enterprise Institute) Michael Novak came to my rescue when I had just been defrauded of millions of dollars. It was late 2001, and the high-tech wave of the ’90s had ended for me with a devastating wipeout. The company that bought my […]