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Sales Of Short-Term Health Plans Soar As Americans Flee Expensive Obamacare

When it comes to Obamacare, the devil is in the details. As the years go by, Americans are quickly recognizing that not only is Obamacare not helping them out, it’s actually crushing their paychecks to such an degree they’re finding it necessary to pursue alternatives. This has resulted in a mad dash into non-ACA compliant short-term health insurance plans, or the kind of plans Obamacare was specifically designed to replace.

Fleecing The American Taxpayer: The Profit Incentives Driving The Police State

Everywhere you go, everything you do, and every which way you look, we’re getting swindled, cheated, conned, robbed, raided, pickpocketed, mugged, deceived, defrauded, double-crossed and fleeced by governmental and corporate shareholders of the American police state out to make a profit at taxpayer expense. "The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.”

Life Under President Trump: The Boston Globe's Front Page Satire

This morning, the Boston Globe published a satirical front page predicting headlines about a Donald Trump presidency one year from today, alongside a “Stop Trump” editorial. The fake front page will be the lead of the Globe’s Sunday Ideas section and "is a work of political satire and commentary produced by the Globe's Editorial Board, not the newsroom.”

Are Russians In For Yet Another War?

Just like the Cold War I, the Cold War II has its ideological underpinning, except, now it is not about communism versus capitalism, it is about multipolarity versus unipolarity. It just happened Russia was not willing to be a part of unipolar world. It just happened to be against Russian national character to be serving a “higher master”. How did it dare to disobey? Well, the nuclear weapons came handy for standing up to protect its national pride and its national interest in face of America bluntly stepping into Russia’s spheres of interest.

Let My People Go: How Trump And Cruz Could 'Deliver' The GOP

Apart from divine intervention, it’s mathematically clear that the waves of Republican delegates will not be blown over to Ted’s side for a win before the GOP gathering this summer. What can be counted on, however, is that the hard-hearted establishment cronies and elites will continue to unleash their full arsenal of sorceries, like Pharaoh against Moses, to thwart the people from actually choosing their leader prior to the convention -- even if it means political plague, pestilence and destruction ultimately descend upon their Republican kingdom.

Buying Dollar Bills For $1.10

There are two conditions that should be met when a company engages in a stock buyback. 1) The shares should be trading below intrinsic value 2) there are no investment opportunities available that would allow the company to continue to grow at a desirable rate. If both conditions can be met a case may be made for share buybacks.

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Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke.

Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that WikiLeaks transcripts suggested that the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) had discussed the possibility of hatching nefarious plots against Greece. Immediately, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the I.M.F. of trying to “politically destabilize Europe.”

Good News For Trump? Not A Single "Credible Prediction" Has Him Winning Wisconsin

When it comes to predicting the trajectory of Trump's presidential campaign, "credible forecasters", the media, pundits, and other self-appointed experts, have been dead wrong every step of the way, calling for his demise so many times even they themselves no longer believe their narrative.  So perhaps it is good news for the independent Republican candidate that ahead of Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, where he first had a sizable lead, than last week was trailing by double digits, before being virtually tied with Cruz, and then trailing a little more per the latest poll, not a single "credible prediction" has him winning Wisconsin.

Trump's 1990 Playboy Interview: "We Are Being Laughed At Around The World..."

While The Donald may come across as 'shooting from the hip', it appears based on this 1990 interview with Playboy that Trump has been thinking about the decline of America, the weakness and corruption of government, and the impact of foreign (Chinese, Mexican, and Japanese) trade practices on the average joe. As he says, "I don’t want to be President. I’m one hundred percent sure. I’d change my mind only if I saw this country continue to go down the tubes."

Is Trump Right About NATO?

Trump is challenging the mindset of a foreign policy elite whose thinking is frozen in a world that disappeared around 1991. The era of the free rider is over.