Regulation is often just the cost of doing business. Everything, even great things, have a cost to keep them from breaking bad. When the GOP keeps hammering the idea of getting rid of regulations, what they really mean is please get the government out of the way so that we can ripoff or pollute the common folks with ease.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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