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Lucia Rafanelli
Lucia Rafanelli worked as an editorial intern at The American Spectator.

The Catholic community may have another bone to pick with the Obama administration. After the Department of Health and Human Service’s adoption of a mandate requiring all insurers to cover birth control pills without copays or additional fees, a group…

When it comes to lobbying power, Big Oil has nothing on the drug industry. In fact, as Tim Carney writes in The Washington Examiner, since the start of Obama’s presidency, “the drug industry’s $635 million lobbying tab exceeds that of…

“Back to school” may soon mean something more like “back to political education camp” if liberal regulators have their way. If your child is looking to get a high school diploma in Maryland, reading, writing, and arithmetic may no longer…

From now on, “preventive care” doesn’t just mean yearly check-ups and cholesterol tests– it now includes birth control, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. Under Obamacare, all insurance plans must provide “first dollar coverage”– that is coverage…

If the federal government takes the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) advice, every American will soon be required to purchase health insurance that includes coverage for birth control. The IOM recently recommended that the government define birth control — including the…

“Everyone grab your pitchforks, run to the rich guy’s house, and grab his stuff.” This is how freshman Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), speaking earlier today at the Heritage Foundation, described Obama’s depiction of the debt crisis. Lankford said he was…

“As soon as you endorse, the candidates stop listening.” These were the words of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) before a collection of journalists gathered at the Heritage foundation earlier today. Despite this caution against early endorsements of 2012 presidential candidates,…

As recently as May, Mitt Romney refused to call his state health care legislation, Commonwealth Care, a mistake. When even the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination continues to defend an extensive government insurance program, it is far too easy…

“Who says that? Who thinks like that?” This was ex-Green Jobs Czar Van Jones’s response to a quote he attributed to Grover Norquist saying we should “shrink America’s government to the size that we can drown it in a bathtub.”…

If you were looking to be shocked last week, you needed to travel no farther than Northwest Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, the site of this year’s Campus Progress national conference. Campus Progress, a branch of the Center for American Progress…

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