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Trump’s Malaysia Gambit: Call It Another Win

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Less than two weeks ago there was a bit of news—little reported in the United States, but more on that later—that Malaysia had cut off all imports from North Korea. In the scheme of global trade, the numbers seem small. Malaysia’s annual imports may total no more than about $15 million, but those millions in cash are the lifeblood of a pariah nation that can barely pay its electric bill, let alone finance even the barest-bones infrastructure project to pave roads. Malaysia’s decision to cut economic ties with Kim Jong-un shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the North Korean dictator…

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Op-ed: The charitable health care racket — Trump should slap new regulations on nonprofit hospitals

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In the oath most medical school graduates take, there is a line they say: “I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability.” If only executives at health care and pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and hospitals took a similar oath. In all the talk of repealing failed ObamaCare and replacing it with a well-functioning, fiscally responsible and consumer-friendly set of policies, health insurance providers have taken a beating. Drug manufacturers haven’t gotten off easy, and neither have doctors. But one…

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Instead of focusing on the past, let’s envision our nation’s brighter future

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Our society is in a state of political turmoil, but for some on the left, the problems are deeper than simple disagreements over policy issues. Instead, there are those on the left who are running active campaigns to undermine the founding principles of the nation. We saw this last week in the annual outrage-fest most normal folks call Columbus Day. Liberals have decided to cast Columbus as the representative of imperialism and domination over “indigenous peoples,” demanding Columbus be sent to the dustbin of history, scrubbing his name from any public monument, plaque, or even history textbook. These activists seem…

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To the left, everything is a political nail needing to be hammered

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Democrats in Congress and their friends in the media can’t help but pile on the crisis that is Puerto Rico. They couldn’t do it in Texas or Louisiana or Florida, but they are throwing haymakers at the Trump administration’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria and Puerto Rico. Days after Hurricane Irma left a million in Puerto Rico without power, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island on Sept. 20, crossing the entire island, leaving millions more without water, shelter, or power. It’s a humanitarian crisis and one the United States must solve. Puerto Rico is an American protectorate, meaning ever…

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