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EU's Antitrust Attack On Google Is Really An Attack On U.S. High-Tech Innovation

Antitrust: The European Union has once again kicked a giant U.S. tech firm in the shins in yet another pathetic fit of jealous pique. Last time, it was Apple (AAPL), supposedly because it didn’t pay enough taxes. This time, it’s Google, largely because, well, European …

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12% Approval? Is The Senate Health Bill Really That Unpopular?

Health Reform: Soon after Sen. Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the Senate’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace plan, two polls came out showing that the public overwhelmingly hates the bill. Or, at least, that’s how the polls are being reported. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released on Wednesday showed …

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Why Isn't There An Uber For Air Travelers? Ask The FAA

Regulations: If you’ve never heard of Flytenow or AirPooler, don’t kick yourself. Although they were once poised to become the Uber and Lyft for air travelers, federal bureaucrats strangled these innovators in their cribs. It’s yet another example of how government regulations are all too …

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How Seattle's Minimum-Wage Disaster Hurts Those It's Meant To Help

Minimum Wage: When Seattle embarked on its progressive path to force up the minimum wage in the city, the results were predictable: Those it was intended to help would be hurt the most. Will policy-makers never learn? It’s both sad and tragic, but even policies …

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Does Sen. Schumer Even Know How ObamaCare Works?

Senate Republicans released a revised version of their ObamaCare repeal bill on Monday, adding in a provision designed to prevent people from gaming the insurance system. That, of course, quickly drew attacks from Democrats who seem to have forgotten what ObamaCare does. After having conceded …

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The Russia Worm Is Starting To Turn On Trump Conspiracy-Mongers

Scandals: The past few days have seen several interesting developments on the supposed Trump/Russia scandal. But instead of causing further damage to President Trump, they’re making the entire story look like a multilayered smear campaign by Trump’s enemies. Over the weekend, the New York Post …

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The Media Are Wrong — Court's Decision On Trump's Temporary Travel Ban Is A Big Victory

Travel Ban: The Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the travel limits President Trump imposed on six countries with major terrorist activity was described by the media as a “partial” win and “narrow.” In fact, it’s a major victory, one that is highly likely to be upheld …

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With Scalise Still In The Hospital, The Left Is Back To Urging Violence Against Republicans

Civility: For a brief moment after Rep. Steve Scalise was nearly killed by a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter, some prominent liberals uttered a few words about “toning down the rhetoric.” If that pledge was sincere at all, it barely lasted a week. Actor Johnny Depp took …

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Despite What You've Heard, The Senate Bill Doesn't Slash, Gut, Or Even Cut Medicaid

Entitlements: Shreds. Guts. Slashes. Eviscerates. Imperils. Look at any story about the Senate health bill, and you’ll see words like those describe its supposed cuts to Medicaid. What if we told you there are no such cuts? First, the Senate bill doesn’t change Medicaid at …

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The Minimum-Wage Job-Killer Strikes Again!

Economic Fallacies: McDonald’s stock has hit new highs in recent days, despite fast-food industry woes. Why? Mickey-D’s is replacing 2,500 human workers with digital kiosks this year. Way to go, minimum-wage advocates! Working from the absurd idea that if higher wages are good for individual …

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