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Death Panels: Palin Was Right, Says Liberal Salon.

Written by Robert Murphy on October 24, 2013

Remember in 2009 when Sarah Palin warned that Obamacare would lead to “death panels”? People ridiculed her alleged right-wing paranoia; PolitiFact christened her accusation the “Lie of the Year.” In this context, it’s ironic that a recent Slate article admits that socialized medicine goes hand in hand with government death panels. What’s even more disturbing […]

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A Constitutional Debt Default

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2013

Nope. Or at least, I have as much authority in saying that, as the bloggers and pundits who claim otherwise. Here’s what the relevant section from the Fourteenth Amendment says: Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for […]

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Two Obvious Facts on the Debt Ceiling Showdown

Written by Robert Murphy on October 10, 2013

Big “showdowns” in Washington are always hype, with both sides distorting the facts so that the hapless citizen–whether he watches Fox or CNN–focuses on irrelevant details and misses the big picture. When it comes to the recurring conflict over raising the debt ceiling, here are two obvious facts that explode just about everything that the […]

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Hugo Chavez’s Communist Legacy: Food Shortages

Written by Robert Murphy on October 3, 2013

The news is rife with stories of the awful shortages of basic essentials in Venezuela. For example, the BBC World Service did an extended report, and the following comes from a Guardian article: It’s the rainy season in Venezuela and Pedro Rodríguez has had to battle upturned manhole lids, flooded avenues and infernal traffic jams […]

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