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Heartland Weekly: Angelo Codevilla and Don Devine on the New Ruling Class

Posted: October 19, 2015 at 8:04 am   /   Politics

Tweet If you don’t visit Somewhat Reasonable and the Heartlander digital magazine every day, you’re missing out on some of the best news and commentary on liberty and free markets you can find. But worry not, freedom lovers! The Heartland Weekly Email is here for you every Friday with a highlight show. Subscribe to the email today, and read this week’s edition below. […]

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So Fat and Salt Aren’t So Bad for Us: Why We No Longer Trust the Government’s Food Guidelines

Posted: October 17, 2015 at 7:18 am   /   Politics

Tweet Co-Authored by Jeff Stier & Julie Kelly Over the past 30 years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have become as bloated as the nation’s collective waistline, serving up a thick brew of revolving-door nutrition advice, confusing messages, and perhaps even politically influenced eating recommendations. In 1985, the report — which gives updated nutrition advice […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Justin Haskins: Jeb’s Plan to Repeal & Replace Obamacare

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm   /   Politics

Tweet In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heartland Editor Justin Haskins discusses the Presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. As Haskins explains, there are good and bad aspects to this proposed plan. On the plus side, the plan seeks to put an end to […]

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Medicare: The Numbers Don’t Speak for Themselves

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 6:05 am   /   Politics

I got a powerful reminder a few months ago of a lesson I learned in grad school: numbers don’t speak for themselves. We must interpret them alertly if we are to learn from them. The numbers I came across are these: [Medicare] spends roughly $3 on administration for each $100 of medical services it buys […]

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Be Careful About Replacing ObamaCare

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 5:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Since the day the Affordable Care Act was enacted, we have been subjected to the “repeal and replace” mantra. Replacement offerings are basically slimmed down versions of the ACA. A few brave souls have proposed a straightforward repeal. Of course, such bills were merely making political hay since Obama would never sign away his namesake […]

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The Truth Behind Obamacare

Posted: September 21, 2015 at 7:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In a nutshell, Obamacare, an arguably Warren Buffet-driven swindle, was meant as a permanent – not temporary – bailout of the insurance industry. It was meant to assure and guarantee a monopoly (choosing the winners) and consistent and growing profits to a very wealthy and healthy industry, and to remove adverse risk from its operations. The […]

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Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls a plumber to fix it . . .

Posted: August 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Affordable Plumbing Act story below has appeared in a number of locations and versions, though we have not been able to track down its original provenance. Since it is amusing, trenchant, and helps explain why Obamacare is a costly, rights-violating, unfair disaster, we wanted to get it posted. If anyone knows its original author, […]

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Dems, Dese, and Dose

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 10:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When I was a kid, guys who said dem, dese and dose when they were attempting to say them, these and those, were regarded as ignorant mugs, and in the movies were often portrayed by the likes of Nat Pendleton and “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom. These days, dese and dose have pretty much vanished from the […]

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Has Organized Crime Hijacked our Medical Delivery System?

Posted: July 25, 2015 at 9:20 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Alieta Eck, MD What is organized crime? The dictionary defines it as a means of generating income through bribery and threats of grievous retribution, often buying political patronage for immunity from exposure and prosecution. Perpetrators of organized crime typically use credible front organizations, such as hospitals and charities. These establishments do not tolerate competition and […]

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