David Hogberg

David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland.  He is author of the book, Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians.

New GOP Health Care Plan is Better, But …

 

The new Republican health care plan is a big improvement over the disastrous proposed “American Health Care Act” (a.k.a RINOcare). It doesn’t go far enough, of course. And unfortunately, it doesn’t look like even this watered-down approach is enough to attract the squishy GOP moderates. The new bill (actually an amendment to RINOcare) would retain […]

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Stop Federal Funding for Universities and Police That Tolerate Left-Wing Violence

 

When I first saw the video of the Berkeley riots from this past weekend, I thought to myself, “Well, it’s good that those on the political right are fighting back.” After a few minutes, though, I realized that unless the police and the courts stop this, someone will eventually get killed. It’s hard to blame […]

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Attention Social Justice Warriors: Please Stop Writing! It’s Cultural Appropriation!

 

Last week model Shanina Shaik was accused of cultural appropriation when she braided her hair for the annual music and arts festival in Coachella, California. I didn’t realize how serious this was until I read Jessica Andrews’s piece at Teen Vogue where she claims the Coachella festival “is mired in cultural appropriation” because of the […]

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HuffPo Publishes Racist Hoax-Screed, Retracts It Under Pressure

 

Heh. The Huffington Post is in the middle of a sh** storm — excuse me — a much deserved sh** storm of its own making. A few days ago Shelley Garland penned an unbelievably racist and stupid blog post at HuffPo SA (South Africa) titled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” […]

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Common Sense Says Colin Kaepernick Shouldn’t Be in the NFL

 

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett claims that the National Football League is treating national anthem protester and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick unfairly. Also known as the man-who-stood-up-for-his-principles-until-it-hurt-his-bank-account, Kaepernick has not been offered a contract during the NFL’s free agency period this year. “Of course I think he’s been blackballed, obviously,” Bennett said during […]

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New GOP Plan Shows Moderate Republicans Don’t Understand Insurance

 

I never expected the House of Representatives to vote this week on the new health care plan being floated by the Trump administration. I had hoped that after all of the debate over Obamacare in the last seven years and the continuing collapse of the exchanges, moderate Republicans would have at least a cursory understanding […]

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The Gorsuch Nomination: Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

 

As I’ve noted previously, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is to strategy on the Neil Gorsuch nomination what Dilbert’s Pointy-haired Boss is to running a company. He’s not the only one. Here is what Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Wednesday on whether the nuclear option will mean that the filibuster will be eliminated for […]

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Trust Mitch McConnell on Gorsuch Nomination?

 

“Progressives think McConnell is bluffing on the nuclear option,” reads the headline at Hot Air. Gee, where would the political Left have gotten that idea? If you said from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) himself, go to the head of the class. On Sunday, McConnell said, “Judge Gorsuch is going to be confirmed. The […]

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Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Donald

 

Is Sid Vicious spinning in his grave? The former lead singer of the Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten (née Lydon) supports Donald Trump and Brexit. During an interview on “Good Morning Britain” last Monday, Rotten, who is now an American citizen, asked, “Is [Trump] the political Sex Pistol?” He hailed Trump because he “terrifies politicians and […]

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No, The House Freedom Caucus Isn’t a Bunch of Purists

 

The conservative House Freedom Caucus opposed the proposed “American Health Care Act” —a.k.a. RINOcare — because it was a lousy bill. It was a lousy bill because Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has a political tin-ear. Unfortunately, some pundits are going for the easier explanation that RINOcare failed because the House Freedom Caucus is […]

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