Partying while the streets are still dry: Mardi Gras revelers in New Orleans

Slowing the Rise of the Oceans

It can be done, but not the way the environmental left proposes.

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By ELI LEHRER

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John deere tractor

Kill the Farm Bill

9:20 AM, Aug 6, 2012

Doctors Price Gouging?

The Great Unmentionable

The role of high salaries and wages in health care inflation.

Jul 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 43

Amy Poehler

A Civic Sitcom

Laughing out loud about ‘democratic governance.’

Jun 18, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 38

Photo of Michael Robbins

The Wiki-Poet

A brave new bard for the Internet age.

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32

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A Health Insurance System that Works

Why does the market function better for pets than for humans?

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32

photo of red tape

One Rule at a Time

The right way to cut government red tape.

Mar 26, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 27

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Smoking, No, Nicotine, Maybe

The diminishing returns of the anti-tobacco ­campaign.

Feb 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 23

Photo of Shel Silverstein

It Could Be Verse

The unexpected poet among us.

Jan 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 17

Photo of a Swiss mountainside chalet

Mortgaging Our Future

The case against 30-year loans.

Dec 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 15

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A Test Drive for Obamacare

Michigan’s auto insurance nightmare.

Nov 21, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 10

Photo of the Internal Revenue Service office building

Let’s Start All Over Again

A new approach to tax reform.

Oct 17, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 05

Cops at Sea

Cops at Sea

‘NCIS’ gets no critical respect, but should.

Sep 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 02

Walker

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Medicare bureaucrats wreck the medical ­equipment market.

Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45

California Politician Picture

A Beverly Hills Bailout?

Federal earthquake insurance is an awful idea.

Jul 25, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 42

Pensions Aren’t  the Problem

Pensions Aren’t the Problem

How not to balance state budgets.

Mar 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 27

Lone Economic Star

Lone Economic Star

What the rest of the country can learn from Texas.

Aug 2, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 43

The Beach House Bailout

The Beach House Bailout

Another terrible idea from the folks who brought you Obamacare.

May 10, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 32

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

The chronicle of popular science fiction/fact.

Mar 15, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 25

The Mania of Central Planning

Thinking big is killing Michigan's economy.

Oct 12, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 04

The Meltdown Next Time

The financial danger nobody knows about.

Sep 21, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 01

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