UN Moving Toward International Tobacco Tax

People like to think that moral events can be isolated. They think somehow that the abortion holocaust has only to do with unborn babies and doesn’t relate to sexual morality, worker demographics, and racial tension (among other things). And they think that socialized healthcare affects only the ability of poor people to procure health services. The new UN movement to raise international excise taxes on tobacco contradicts that short-sighted tendency: Meeting in Moscow this week, WHO delegates, Read more […]

Good News and Bad News: Life Expectancy Highest Ever

A recent study from the CDC concludes that Americans today are living longer than ever before: Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Rates also fell for most of the leading causes of death with one exception—the suicide rate reached its highest point in 25 years. That’s bad news. But it’s not the only bit of bad news associated with this study. We should Read more […]

Single Payer Health Care Is The Better Way?

“Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.” – Laurence J. Peter In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Michael Moore put on display the pinnacle of his ignorance. There are few among us who haven’t seen Moore’s idiocy, and even fewer who believe him to be anything other than a dolt, but his latest rant takes the cake. His op-Ed is primarily about ObamaCare, and just how awful it is. For just a second, as I began to read, I thought he may have come around to the land of the sane. Then, Read more […]