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Michael A. LaFerrara
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In ObamaCare Repeal Debate, Who is the Real ‘Taker’
Federal lawmakers, especially Republicans, have been hit with contentious town hall meetings in recent days. Perhaps the top issue in these town hall meetings, which often degenerate into mindless disruptive shouting, has been ObamaCare “repeal and replace....

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Sanders' Brand of Socialism is Old Fashioned Fascism
Glenn Garvin has an interesting article for Reason.com— The Sanders Surprise . Senator Bernie Sanders was the contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 who ran as an avowed socialist. I want to focus on one piece of the article; the part ...

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Budding Grassroots Campaign Against ‘Hate Speech’ is shallow, childish . . . and Dangerous
There is a campaign gaining momentum across America against so-called “hate speech." This campaign reared its head in New Jersey. As Rebecca Everett reports for NJ.com ( How you can join hundreds in N.J. saying 'hate has no home here' ), the campaign appare...

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Is Andrew Puzder ‘Anti-Worker’ for Opposing Labor Laws?
Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary-designate Andrew Puzder, who recently withdrew from consideration , came under withering attack by the Left because his “far right views”—i.e., pro-free market views—don’t conform to its welfare statist agenda. Typifying the a...

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Democrat Senator Corey Booker Turns His Back on Longtime School Choice Ally DeVos: Politics or Principle?
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was interviewed for the NJ Star-Ledger on a host of issues. The question that most interested me was this one: Q. Betsy DeVos is a big supporter of charter schools, as you are. But she's resisted the kind of oversight we have ...

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After Big Gas Tax Hike, Will New Jersey Finally End the Ban on Self-Serve Gas?
Proponents of the legalization of self-serve gasoline in New Jersey are using the big 23 cent gasoline tax hike recently imposed in the state on November 1, 2016 to push for an end to the legal ban on consumers pumping their own gas into their cars rather t...

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Sanders Pitches ‘Right’ to Healthcare: Cruz Checks Swing
In his confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, Senator Bernie Sanders asked nominee Tom Price point blank if he believed healthcare is a right. Price completely blew it . Sanders offered Senator Ted Cruz the same challenge in a "Future...

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Sanders Pitches ‘Right’ to Healthcare: Cruz Checks Swing
In his confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, Senator Bernie Sanders asked nominee Tom Price point blank if he believed healthcare is a right. Price completely blew it . Sanders offered Senator Ted Cruz the same challenge in a "Future...

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Is the Electoral College Anti-Democratic? You Bet. Unfair? Nope.
The Electoral College was the subject of a "pro" and "con" debate between two New Jersey Star-Ledger guest columnists. I will focus on the argument against by Kean University assistant professor Frank Argote-Freyre, which he titled “ Outdated Institution .”...

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Rights-Violating Gender Pay Equity Laws are Insulting to Women
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a so-called Gender Pay Equity bill, though for technical reasons, not principled opposition. But Gender Pay Equity laws should be defeated, on principle. This does not mean that women, on principle, should not be tr...
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