David Catron

David Catron is a health care consultant and frequent contributor to The American Spectator. You can follow him on Twitter at @Catronicus.

 

Preexisting Prevarication

 

Joe Manchin poses as a moderate. Yet, to save his Senate seat, he has resorted to the same sordid tactics employed by his most radical Democrat accomplices. Facing a serious challenge from Republican Patrick Morrisey in a state that President Trump carried by 42 percent in 2016, Manchin is telling his West Virginia constituents that […]

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Can Kavanaugh Be Trusted on Obamacare?

 

Even before President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, political henchmen and media hacks began rummaging through his record like so many rats in a ripe dumpster. Their sojourn in the slime revealed nothing more sinister than a conscientious jurist who has actually read the Constitution. To their […]

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Why the Preemptive Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett?

 

Since Amy Coney Barrett appeared on President Trump’s shortlist of potential replacements for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the Democrats, the legacy “news” media, and a motley mélange of social justice warriors have behaved as if he intends to nominate Lizzy Borden. Having declared that “reproductive rights” and “health care” are the most […]

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The Next American Revolution: #WalkAway

 

My first inkling that Donald Trump might actually become President came about mid-evening on election night, 2016, when I switched to MSNBC to look at that infallible barometer of Republican success at the ballot box, the expressions of the “journalists” reporting the returns. The first face I saw was that of Chuck Todd, who was […]

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Judge’s Meddling in Kentucky Medicaid Causes Benefit Cuts

 

Before federal Judge James Boasberg vacated Kentucky HEALTH, a Medicaid demonstration project approved by HHS in January and due to be launched on July 1, he should have taken the time to learn about its benefits. State officials tried to tell him that non-medical vision and dental coverage were available only through that project, and that […]

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How a Judicial Hack Halted Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Plan

 

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, providing a timely object lesson in leftwing judicial activism, has vacated the Medicaid work rules created by the state of Kentucky and approved by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The ostensible basis of the ruling is that the Secretary of HHS approved the program in an “arbitrary […]

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Trump Urges Supporters to Preserve GOP Control of Congress

 

Conservatives in general, and Trump supporters in particular, have been understandably frustrated with the congressional leadership of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Their fiscal incontinence and inability to fully repeal Obamacare have been particularly irritating, and this produced a significant amount of ambivalence about supporting the GOP in the midterms. Republican turnout in the primaries suggests […]

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SCOTUS Deals Another Blow to Big Abortion

 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in a high profile case that combines a major victory for free expression with a serious setback for the abortion industry. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the Court reversed an appellate court ruling on a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to […]

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The Cost of Providing Health Care to Illegal Aliens

 

The most objective piece of writing on illegal immigration to emerge from the legacy media last week appeared under the title, “If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall.” It was penned by Andrew Sullivan, of all people, yet he admitted something few progressives have really accepted: “He […]

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Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots

 

The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with English. It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration policy are concerned. This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing […]

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