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by | Dec 4, 2017

Senators just passed tax reform legislation that included a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The House of Representatives, which passed its version of tax reform without such a repeal, should now follow the Senate’s lead. The individual mandate is a…

by | Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, sports network ESPN announced it was laying off employees effective immediately. The long-expected announcement follows a similar purging of 100 employees back in April. At present ESPN has about 87 million subscribers, a big drop from 2010 when it had…

by | Apr 7, 2017

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…

by | Apr 6, 2017

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…

by | Apr 5, 2017

“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…

by | Mar 31, 2017

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,…

by | Mar 29, 2017

I couldn’t agree more with my one-time colleague Andrew Malcolm: It’s worse than embarrassing. After seven long years of Obamacare opposition, Republicans couldn’t agree on what to repeal and what to substitute. Seriously? Fortunately, repealing and replacing Obamcare isn’t that…

by | Mar 29, 2017

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…

by | Mar 24, 2017

According to the New York Times: “Guys, we’ve got one shot here,” [President Trump] told members of the Freedom Caucus at a meeting in the Cabinet Room, according to a person present in the room who spoke on the condition…

by | Mar 23, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve agreed with the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, but he’s spot on here: Indeed, Speaker Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) could do worse than cancel the floor vote today on the American Health Care Act (a.k.a. RINOcare)….

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