Month: May 2016

Corporate Cronies Raid Discount Drug Program Intended for Poor

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. Milton Friedman The story of the 340B discount drug program is a classic example of a government program that has been hijacked. Established by the Veterans Healthcare Act of 1992, 340B was intended to give veterans and the indigent […]


  Some of the FDA’s own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA’s actions. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) It is no secret that the Obama administration has used the power of bureaucracies to create or change laws that run counter to their agenda. The DOJ, the IRS and the EPA have […]

Consumers of Music May Pay More if DOJ Plays Favorites

Punishing people for listening to music is exactly the wrong way to protect the music business.  Moby Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) control the rights to nearly every song in America generating revenues exceeding $1 Billion.   The American Society of Composers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) are the two main PRO’s in the United […]

The Artificial Outrage of Paid Protestors and Rent-A-Mobs

Every day on the news there are stories of well-organized protests. I report from the California State Capitol which almost daily is ground zero for some group protesting a grievance.  As a political journalist, I am skeptical of most protests. It does not matter if the protestors are wearing hard hats and orange vests and stand all day in front of an office building under  construction, or a prominent restaurant feigning outrage showcasing a giant inflatable rat to passersby. Professional […]

Andrew Slavitt: The Pay To Play Prince of Obamacare

When asked under oath about the status of American taxpayer dollars invested in the exchanges, Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in December 2015 that [the state-based exchanges] returned over $200 million in grant dollars to the federal government,” the report states. “But information […]

Military Families are Getting Shafted by Public Heath Insurance

It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft.  We have seen these troubling headlines: The stories behind these and similar headlines reveal that America has not lived up to its promise to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.” In fact, military families, specifically the […]

The Climate Change Charade of the Parade

What makes 350 so devious, is that they hijack public emotions (and ignorance) using phony “divestment” as a disorganizing tool to redirect activism away from effective work. Jay Taber A coalition of environmental activist groups, led by, is promoting a series of “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” training sessions and protests during May 4-15, 2016, […]

California’s Shadow Water Conservation Government

Droughts are naturally occurring; water shortages are government-created and political. A proposed California ballot measure titled “Water Priorities for All,” would shift bond money earmarked for California’s bullet train and use it instead to build new dams and enlarge existing dams. Gerald Meral The initiative would also amend the State Constitution to include language prioritizing […]

Bitter #NeverTrumpers: #GetOverIt

  “When people say Donald Trump doesn’t stand for any issues, I wonder what planet they’re on.” Newt Gingrich   Let the braying begin: The Donald is now the Republican candidate for President. The bitterness among the #NeverTrump crowd following the suspensions of Sen. Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns has hit epic levels. Some […]