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Will the Senate Parliamentarian Try to Save Obamacare?

 

Over the weekend, countless media outlets gleefully reported that the Senate parliamentarian had all but killed the Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare. These reports claimed, based on a memo written by Democrat staffers, that she had declared several sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in violation of reconciliation rules under which the GOP […]

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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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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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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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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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Statism’s Violent Wages

 

America’s cold civil war has been heating up. It was only a matter of time until it started turning violent. In a country where major corporations sponsor the theatrical murder of the President because they so dislike his policies, where millions are led to cheer a mockup of his bloody severed head, where authoritative figures […]

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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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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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Knives and Forks and Trash Attitudes

 

As usual, Bob Dylan said it best. “There are a lot of people who have knives and forks but they don’t have anything on their plates, and they have to cut something.” That someone is now the self-styled “progressives,” who control the Democratic Party. The sad truth is that the Democratic Party has been out […]

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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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