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America's war on drugs is a charade, and a failure

Today, with very little effort, anyone can land in virtually any city in this country, and within a day or two, procure their drug of choice. Since …

How Washington Could Make College Tuition Free (Without Spending a Penny More on Education)

Washington already spends enough on student aid to cover tuition for each and every public college student in America. Maybe it's time to give that a try?<p><i>The federal government already spends enough on student aid to cover tuition for every public college student in America. Maybe it's time to …

America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies

In a world where $100-a-barrel oil is here to stay, there's no need to pad the industry's bottom line.<p>(Reuters)<p>When Saudi Arabia's longtime oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi, opens his mouth, the world listens. Yesterday, during a speech in Hong Kong, he delivered a message that U.S. policy makers in …

An $800 Billion War: The Immense Cost of Invading Iraq, in Charts

What else could that money have paid for? A year of federal healthcare spending, the stimulus, or the cost of the fiscal cliff tax hikes, just to name a few things.<p>(Reuters)<p>As James Fallows recounted earlier this week, there was precious little discussion of what the financial cost of invading and …

Disability Insurance: America's $124 Billion Secret Welfare Program

The number of former workers enrolled in the Social Security disability program has more than doubled in the last two decades, and the reasons why have little to do with the health of our workforce.<p>Imagine for a moment that Congress woke up one morning, realized that the United States was suffering …