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By Rich Lowry
Syndicated Columnist 

The Battle Over Socialism is Joined

 

August 9, 2018



It's begun. We are having a debate over socialism.

Not over whether it's fair to call Democrats socialists. Not over whether socialism has been good for Venezuela or some other faraway, unfortunate country. But socialist policies right here in the United States.

The press attention to a new study of the costs of "Medicare for all," or universal health coverage paid for by the government that goes much further than Obamacare, is a sign that it is a live issue.

Popularized by Bernie Sanders, Medicare-for-all is not just a fringy left-wing talking point anymore. It's a plank of a growing ele...



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