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    Who Will Keep Government-Run Insurance Honest?

    President Obama again trumpeted his claim last night, that we need government-run health insurance “to help keep the insurance companies honest.” He should check with his own Justice Department about dishonesty in government-run health plans. The state and city governments in New York this week agreed to pay a $540 … More

    Cap and Corruption: The Fraud behind Carbon Reduction Targets (Part 7 in a 10-part series)

    If former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, the greenest of all the greens, the man who played an integral role in starting the Environmental Protection Agency and passing the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, opposes cap and trade, it’s probably not a good idea. Here’s what Nader told the New … More

    Medicare’s Low Administrative Costs Strike Again

    As we’ve documented before, one of the major selling points liberals deploy when arguing for socialized medicine is how much government run health care will save Americans in administrative costs. And it is true: Medicare does not spend nearly as much on oversight as private insurance does managing claims. But … More

    Medicare’s Low Administrative Costs Strike Again

    As we’ve documented before, one of the left’s favorite arguments when pushing for single-payer health care is that, Medicare (a single-payer system) spends a lot less on administrative costs than private insurance does. And it is true: Medicare does spend a lot less on oversight of their many payments. But … More

    Medicare's Low Administrative Costs Strike Again

    One of the major points liberals deploy when arguing for socialized medicine is how much government run health care will save Americans in administrative costs. And it is true: Medicare does not spend nearly as much on oversight of their programs as private insurance does managing their claims. But then … More

    The Baddest Seed

    The latest news out of Capitol Hill is that the Senate will take up legislation enacting a much needed update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), pushing final passage of the mortgage bailout bill back until after the July 4th break. This should give Senators some much needed time … More

    Don't Forget the Fraud and Extortion

    As bad as the incestuous relationship between Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) and Countrywide Financial is, it probably is not even the worst part of the housing bailout compromise in Congress. At least the Countrywide bailout would be a one-time theft of taxpayer money (although this bailout would increase risky behavior … More

    The Fraud at the Core of Cap and Trade

    Yesterday, The Guardian’s environment editor John Vidal reported on two new studies that show the UN’s clean development mechanism (CDM – an international system established by the Kyoto process that allows rich countries to meet emissions targets by funding clean energy projects in developing nations) is “being routinely abused by … More