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To Eliminate Obamacare Stress the Three Cs: Choice, Competition, and Cost Reduction

 

It’s no grand revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief. Senator Mitch McConnell wants a Senate vote on full repeal of Obamacare with two years to come up with a replacement. This would be the ideal solution, but it appears he lacks the necessary 50 votes for passage. In that event, […]

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China’s Coming Crisis Will Not Be Capitalism’s

 

Conservatives should prepare for China being the next big economic crisis. While they cannot stop it, they can prepare for the left’s predictable response. Liberals seek to use every economic crisis to tarnish capitalism and increase government control of the private sector. Because of China’s claimed duality of communism and capitalism, liberals will be particularly […]

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A New Jersey College Has Just Discovered the Governor’s Stash

 

Most college kids have a stash. No doubt more than a few college professors have a stash. But Kean University in New Jersey is unique in the nation for having just found the governor’s stash — no, not Governor Chris “The Beachmaster” Christie — but of William Livingston, the first governor of the state. And […]

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The Juice Is Loose

 

The juice is loose, as was popular to say in the 1970s when O.J. Simpson ran through NFL backfields with abandon. Now O.J. is on the loose again (or soon will be this October), this time getting probation from his lengthy prison stay that had nothing to do with the killings of his wife and […]

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Trump Throws Sessions Under the Bus?

 

Trump throws Sessions under the bus? But does he really? He tells the Times he is disappointed the A.G. recused himself from the Russian affair and would not have chosen him had he known he would. This is far from the buck-stops-here-lead-from-the-front you would expect of a president. But by now Mr. Sessions surely knows […]

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Trump Steps on Message, Again, with Attorney General Comments

 

Washington For weeks, observers were wondering when President Donald Trump would focus on pushing recalcitrant Republicans to back a Senate bill to repeal and possibly replace Obamacare — so that Trump and GOP lawmakers could keep faith with a key campaign pledge dear to the GOP base. Wednesday, Trump seized his bully pulpit. He invited […]

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What’s Wrong With These People?

 

Here’s a question: How long have Republicans been running for federal office on repealing Obamacare, in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s terminology, “Root and branch”? Answer: since 2010. Outside of the 2012 election, which was a clear outlier influenced by a number of factors which had nothing to do with healthcare policy, the 2010-2016 period […]

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The Rotting Big Apple

 

As New York City’s descent into pre-Giuliani disorder and squalor continues, Mayor Bill de Blasio busies himself with left-wing causes beyond satire. This week he unveiled a “cultural plan,” which consists largely of threatening museums with budgetary cuts unless they bump up their “diversity” hires. The Big Apple’s museums are too “elitist,” said de Blasio. […]

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Special Counsel Reaches Down Russian Rabbit Holes

 

Who investigates the investigators? Bloomberg reports that special counsel Robert Mueller expanded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to include “examining a broad range of transactions involving [Donald] Trump’s businesses as well as his associates.” The transactions not only involve “associates” but, in some cases, date back a decade. The deals […]

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Longing for Moral Character in ‘Dunkirk’

 

The early buzz about Dunkirk has been strong. Long before the movie’s release, its Twitter account started garnering followers. Comparisons abound to Saving Private Ryan, the Steven Spielberg film, and the Spielberg-produced series Band of Brothers. Dunkirk is supposed to be one of the great movies of the summer; a Christopher Nolan masterpiece based on […]

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