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  • Manhattan Moment: Seeking best practices at the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration is arguably the most important regulatory agency in the country -- regulating everything from the safety of imported seafood to the latest medicines developed for cancer and Parkinson's. Yet when things go well, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg typically hears...

  • Manhattan Moment: Obamacare still holds opportunities for free-market reform

    In a recent update to its projections for Obamacare's cost, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the net cost of the law has fallen by about $109 billion through 2024. Amidst a multitude of factors, one stands out: a significant reduction in projected exchange subsidies of about $164...

  • Manhattan Moment: FDA's outdated review process leaves people dying for drugs

    A recent outbreak of meningitis in Los Angeles has led to the deaths of three young men. The affected gay community has been encouraging people to get vaccinated and is even offering vaccinations free of charge. This quick response likely prevented further deaths. Unfortunately, similar...

  • Manhattan Moment: Graduate borrowing is the real student debt problem

    It's no secret that student loan debt is reaching crisis levels in America, but the conventional narrative on student loans neglects a crucial aspect: the rapid growth of graduate student borrowing. A recent report by the New America Foundation argues that the real student debt problem occurs...

  • Manhattan Moment: The Final Four of college basketball subsidies

    While college basketball fans will have to wait until the end of this weekend to find out if their team made the Final Four in the NCAA tournament, the final four schools in terms of athletic subsidies have already been decided. Even though all of their teams lost in the second round of the...

  • Manhattan Moment: Obamacare needs bipartisanship its Democratic sponsors rejected

    President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, has been off to what can be described, at best, as a rocky start. Thanks to a terribly designed website, far from the Amazon.com-like experience promised by the administration, the first day of open enrollment saw a...

  • Manhattan Moment: Democrats don't practice what they preach on minimum wage

    Once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say, not as they do.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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