Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
University of Chicago finance professor John Cochrane says the best way to deal with the coming collapse of ObamaCare isn't another government intervention but by making the purchase of individual health insurance a true and national free market. What a novel idea, eh? ... George Mason University economics scholar (and regular Trib columnist) Don Boudreaux calls the furor over “income inequality” a precursor to policies “rigged to ‘distribute' privileges and booty to those who do not deserve them.” And he says that professors and pundits pimping for “income envy” are doing more to incite the civil unrest they claim to abhor and seek to avoid. ... The Pennsylvania Independent notes that South Philadelphia High School, a public school, scored 36.5 out of 100 in the new statewide assessments. But a mile away, the Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers scored 70.6. Hmmmm, there should be a lesson there for the educratic establishment, don't you think? ... Says Molly Ball, writing in The Atlantic magazine: “(Democrat) centrists fear that liberals will drive the party out of the American mainstream with their talk of income redistribution and political correctness.” Psssst, Molly! That come-to-their-senses moment is well underway.
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