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Kathleen Sebelius’s Resignation Hands Republicans A Golden Opportunity

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, and Rachel Maddow is right to not be happy about it, not one little bit. For once, I completely agree with Maddow’s analysis. This surprise resignation presents Republicans with an unexpected opportunity to refocus the conversation on Obamacare’s negatives, offers a chance to force vulnerable Senate Democrats to take a hard vote on Obamacare six months before the midterms, and serves to disrupt what had been a positive few days of media spin for the ...

Online Video Competition's Tipping Point Just Tipped

What do Amazon, Verizon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo all have in common? They’re all actively preparing to enter the over-the-top online video business with their own streaming service or proprietary online programming to compete with Netflix, Hulu, and facilities-based pay-TV providers like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Verizon, and others. Why all this new competition now? Several big recent changes have converged to create a tipping point for new broad scale,...

Is the Case for Liberty Too Extreme?

If there is one label more than any other that principled advocates of individual liberty are often stamped with it is that they are “extremists.” How can you be so extreme, it is said, what is wrong with a compromise between personal freedom and some “reasonable” degree of government regulation, welfare legislation, and social intervention? The first question that should be asked back when confronted with such an accusation is, with what is the friend of liberty being asked to compromise? The...

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