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How the GOP Should Now Deal With ObamaCare (11/19/2014)
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Harry Reid’s Tax-Raising Ploy is a Political Bamboozle (11/18/2014)
William F. Shughart

Time to Hang Up on Uncle Sam’s Addictive Phone Plan (11/18/2014)
Abigail R. Hall

How Net Neutrality Is Like Health Care (11/17/2014)
John C. Goodman

Facing Death: What If We Were As Kind To Humans As We Are To Our Pets? (11/17/2014)
John C. Goodman

‘Redskins’—For Want of a Politically Correct Name (11/17/2014)
William F. Shughart

A Suicidal Collapse of Western Civilization? (11/16/2014)
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