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  • Halbig challenge to Obamacare provides a lesson in humility

    However the Halbig v. Burwell case on Obamacare subsidies turns out legally, the public debate should be a lesson in humility.

  • Bad policies are their own worst enemy

    Newspaper editorials rarely make news — I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe me, I know — but one did the other day, when the New York Times came out for legalization of marijuana. It was an agreeable development for anyone who, like me, believes in letting people live their own...

  • Father of Obamacare makes a 'Speak-O'

    Last week, by 2-1 vote, a Washington, D.C., appellate panel ruled that the Obama administration unlawfully changed Obamacare.

  • Why exposes of the Clintons fail

    It will take a long time to assemble the full case against the Clintons. By the time it is done, however, I doubt anyone will care about them.

  • If Democrats don't like what Obamacare says, they need to find the votes to change it

    Last week, the Halbig v. Burwell decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia imperiled Obamacare's ability to operate as expected. The ruling, which is still subject to appeal, stated that the Affordable Care Act provides employer penalties and consumer subsidies...

  • World War I: The war that didn't end all wars

    World War I began, as most wars do, with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years.

  • U.S. shouldn't let Israel's enemies mediate a ceasefire

    The longer the conflict goes on, and the more apparent that the Israelis are winning, the more we see anti-Israel protests and riots in Europe, and the more threats against Israel come from its enemies such as Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Bipartisanship is alive and well, but not in the Obama White House

    Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's lots of evidence to support it. But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive...

  • Same-sex marriage vs. motherhood

    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.

  • The July Crisis of 1914 echoes the modern phrase 'leading from behind'

    Military historian A. A. Nofi told me that in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm definitely believed the Austrians had won the diplomatic struggle over the murder of Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand. However, he failed "to fully grasp that the Austrians wanted a war to crush the Serbs."

  • Want a real anti-poverty plan? Stop amnesty!

    It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.

  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act harms scientific research

    Markets do not automatically taint science. As with every other service the market provides, it is the anti-capitalist attitude that does more harm.

  • Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers

    With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

  • Obamacare's Scott Brown moment is still not over

    With a new Supreme Court challenge looming, and more cases coming, Obamacare remains an unresolved issue four years after passage. Our long Scott Brown moment is not over yet.

  • Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

    "This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.



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