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THELMA AND LOUISE ENDORSE TRUMP

In today’s American Spectator, I ask why Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin are encouraging GOP primary voters to drive their party off a cliff by supporting the braying billionaire: Four years ago, I called the GOP “The Thelma and Louise Party” because its primary voters were determined to nominate a presidential candidate who couldn’t possibly [...]

OBAMACARE TIGHTENS YOKE ON SMALL BUSINESS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the latest burden placed on small businesses by the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act.” This may be the dumbest provision in the law, and that’s a high bar to get over. One of the worst of Obamacare’s ill-conceived provisions went quietly into effect on January 1. The employer mandate, [...]

THE DONALD AND THE DAMAGE DONE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why the “news” media have given Trump more free coverage than all the other GOP candidates combined: The left has long depicted the typical Republican as a white, racist, misogynist male with a big bank balance and a small brain. This is a caricature, of course, but the current [...]

OBAMACARE ENDURES LINGCHI

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the economic realities that are catching up with Obamacare. Its morass of perverse incentives are slowly dismembering the thing piece by piece. Until the 19th century, the Chinese practiced a method of torture called lingchi. Better known as “death by a thousand cuts” it involved slicing small pieces of [...]

OCARE GRANT SCANDAL: CONGRESS AWAKES!

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the fact that the House has finally decided to conduct a serious investigation into the billions of unspent Obamacare start-up grants that disappeared into the coffers of Democrat states never to be seen again: Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of [...]

MSM DEPLOYS MEDISCARE AGAINST CARSON

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest attempt by the “news” media to take down Ben Carson. This time they’re peddling the preposterous claim that he will “abolish Medicare.” The partisan press has been desperately seeking some weapon that will destroy the GOP presidential candidate who frightens them the most—Ben Carson. Last month, when [...]

GRANT THEFT OBAMACARE

In the American Spectator I discuss $3.2 billion in Obamacare start-up grants that Democrat-run states never spent and refuse to return to CMS. They have, in effect, stolen this money from the taxpayers. Between 2010 and 2014, CMS) awarded $4.6 billion in Obamacare start-up grants to 16 Democrat-controlled states and the District of Columbia. $1.4 [...]

WHY CARSON SCARES THE MEDIA

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the real reason the “news” media decided to lynch Ben Carson. It has nothing to do with Islam, guns or Nazi analogies: The media, having failed to stop Ben Carson’s steady rise in popularity by treating him like Ralph Ellison’s “invisible man,” are now going nuclear on him. The [...]

THE CARSON CURE FOR OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why Ben Carson is the only leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination who has the credibility and the commitment to cut this tumor out of the body politic: Obamacare’s survival is not a given, despite claims by the Democrats and their media allies … Most Americans still disapprove [...]

OBAMACARE’S BLUE STATE MONEY LAUNDRY

In the American Spectator, I discuss the apparent intention of the Obama administration to create Democrat slush funds by laundering federal grant money through state-based exchanges. When Maryland’s Attorney General announced last summer that his office had negotiated a settlement whereby $45 million would be recouped from the IT contractor that botched the state’s Obamacare [...]