Federal Testing Debacle Multiplied COVID Carnage

– June 3, 2022

“Federal health agencies have had more blunders than practically anyone expected during this pandemic. The least that Uncle Sam can do is get out of the way of private efforts to help Americans recognize the risks in their own lives.” ~ James Bovard


New Study Challenges CDC Evidence on School Masking

– June 1, 2022

“The results of this study demonstrate, with more data and robustness than the CDC’s own paper, that masks in schools are an ineffective tool against COVID-19. The CDC’s decision not to publish this study in their journal only further discredits the agency.” ~ David Waugh


FDA Prevents Local Vape Businesses from Helping Smokers Quit

– May 26, 2022

“The FDA and activist groups like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are obsessed with preventing teen vaping. This results in an ‘abstinence’ message that’s almost certain to fail, backed up by regulations to make access to vaping more difficult for the smoker trying to switch.” ~ Michael Graham


Cronyism Makes the Baby Formula Shortage Worse

– May 24, 2022

“When a recall or a shortage happens, parents would have far more options in a free market than in the current regulatory mess of cronyism and protectionism.” ~ Ryan Young


A Market for Mosquito Control?

– May 23, 2022

“In addition to the standard factors of mosquito control, perhaps we should consider the role economic freedom plays. Such institutions enhance competition, encourage innovation, and lead to more opportunities to kill mosquitoes.” ~ Byron B. Carson III


Book Review: Peter Ward’s ‘The Price of Immortality’

– May 15, 2022

“The Price of Immortality is in so many ways a deceptive title. Peter Ward’s readers deserve better, his subject deserves much better, plus the publisher should respect his readers more.” ~ John Tamny


Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Case for Compromise

– May 11, 2022

“Perhaps it’s time for CTFK to return to the negotiating table to reduce the number of people who smoke by guaranteeing adults access to safer tobacco alternatives, including flavored vapor products.” ~ Kim Murray


Are EUAs Deregulation or Regulatory Capture?

– May 4, 2022

“As the pandemic ends, there are plenty of frustrating examples of what went wrong. Let’s hope deregulation is remembered as an example of what went right.” ~ Raymond J. March


Social Capital Mediates COVID-19 Vaccinations

– April 20, 2022

“In Tocqueville’s visit to America, he is struck by an ‘equality of conditions’—his approach to social capital. Perhaps we should pay more attention to the equality of values people hold dear. Public health is important, but so is personal freedom.” ~ Byron B. Carson III


It Takes a Village of Bureaucrats to Implement Despotism

– March 17, 2022

“In America today, a decentralization movement is growing, advocating greater local control. Continued erosion of public trust in federal agencies and government experts will hasten that movement.” ~ Barry Brownstein



– February 27, 2022

“Ozymaskias is crumbling, but it’s not enough. These horrible, unscientific, illiberal, anti-human mandates must be sunk forever in the desert sands of history along with the rest of their Covid-excused tyrannies.” ~ Jon Sanders


Vaccine Cronyism

– February 21, 2022

“As revealed through various documents well after OWS, we know the agreements limit vaccine developers not selected for OWS from expedited clinical trials and a transparent process for authorization.” ~ Raymond J. March