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JOHN GOODMAN: What does Uber medicine look like?

August 3, 2015

Uber is completely revolutionizing the market for urban transportation. Could a similar revolution occur in other fields, including the market for medical care? That’s what University of Chicago economist John Cochrane wondered the other day. But we no longer have to speculate. Uber medicine has already arrived.
There are a number of firms that will bring a doctor to your doorstep at the flick of a cell phone app, including Doctors Making House Calls (North Carolina), Pager (New York City), Heal (Los Angeles) and Medicast (Seattle).

GLENN MOLLETTE: Little Americans

July 20, 2015

I just became a grandfather!  My new grandson was born early in the morning on July 16.  Wow, did you hear me?  This is all amazing stuff.  This cuddly little seven and a half pound sleeping burrito does amazing stuff like yawning and occasionally even opens his eyes!  This little guy fits my arms like a tailor made glove.  Surely God blessed his beautiful mom and dad and our entire family.  Thank you God.

JOHN GOODMAN: Standing Between You And All The Benefits Of Telemedicine: The AMA And The Federal Government

July 17, 2015

Experts believe that telemedicine has great promise – to reduce the cost of health care, improve the quality and give you prompt access to the medical help you need from some of the best doctors in the country.

GLENN MOLLETTE: Donald Trump's Tone, Problem and Wussies

July 9, 2015

Donald Trump has one problem. He is not a career politician.
Career politicians have learned the art of being big wussies. They know how to talk out of both sides of their mouths. They know how to keep the special interest groups happy while making backroom deals with lobbyists loaded with campaign fund cash. Career politicians know Mohammed Ali's rope a dope trick that Hilary recently used on some journalists. Although Ali used that trick to whip the snot out of George Forman in Zaire, Hilary used the rope to dodge, run and hide from nasty journalistic blows in Gorham, New Hampshire.

JOHN WHITEHEAD: Prisons Without Walls: We’re All Inmates in the American Police State

June 30, 2015

“Free worlders” is prison slang for those who are not incarcerated behind prison walls. Supposedly, those fortunate souls live in the “free world.” However, appearances can be deceiving.

“As I got closer to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons,” writes former prison employee Marlon Brock, “it began to dawn on me that the security practices we used in the prison system were being implemented outside those walls.” In fact, if Brock is right, then we “free worlders” do live in a prison—albeit, one without visible walls.

JOE DORMAN: It is time for a real discussion on racism

June 23, 2015

I have struggled with the right words to express my feelings over the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. This tragedy has been heavily publicized and politicized over the past week and my frustration has grown stronger each day.

GREG ALLEN: The Democratic party brand has become tarnished

June 17, 2015

One could conclude the Democratic Party has swung too far to the left and peril awaits them in up-coming elections. Debt is no longer fashionable; a tool many bragged was trendy. One need not look far to see citizens across the land rising in revolt to the status quo. The Democratic Party brand of broad and far-reaching government has become tarnished to say the least. And it wouldn’t be ridiculous to speculate that Democrats have cursed themselves with such labeling, and they could easily lose control of Washington for the next 20 years.

ALEJANDRO CHAFUEN: Building a legacy for freedom: Remembering Jack

June 11, 2015

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at

Dr. John (Jack) Marks Templeton, Jr. (February 19, 1940-May 16, 2015), lived an extraordinarily productive life. He made many contributions as a medical doctor, a foundation president, and as a family man. I witnessed many of his accomplishments, but it was in his role as a leader to promote free enterprise in America and around the world that I learned the most. During his tenure as president, the John Templeton Foundation became the largest supporter of innovative efforts to promote free enterprise around the globe.

GREG ALLEN: The preferred definition of public servant

June 2, 2015

What visual images cascade through your mind when you think of a public servant?  Is it a fireman dashing into a burning building to save a helpless child?  Or is it a police officer protecting us from some ruthless criminal?  How about a soldier risking it all in sacrifice of one for the freedom of many?
In pondering that, were our elected officials scarce to your thoughts?

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