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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNERS AND WHINERS

In today’s American Spectator, I point out that it would be suicidal for conservatives to sit out the November midterms simply because their favorite candidates lost to “establishment Republicans” in the primaries: Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional [...]

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT FINDS CURE FOR OLD AGE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Ezekiel Emanuel’s (phony) claim in The Atlantic that he wants to die at 75. This character is a longtime advocate of health care rationing for the elderly, and it’s blindingly obvious that he’s talking about us rather than himself: In his Atlantic piece, he attempts to convince us that [...]

BUREAUCRATS HAVE REVIVED END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest attempt by the Obama administration to foist “end-of-life counseling” on vulnerable seniors: Remember the controversial provision of Obamacare that would have paid physicians extra money to provide “end-of-life counseling” to seniors whose conditions required expensive medical care? That feature of “reform” caused such a public outcry that [...]

OBAMACARE ISN’T GOING AWAY AS A CAMPAIGN ISSUE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest attempt by the “news” media to neutralize the damage Obamacare will do to the Democrats in the November midterms: The Los Angeles Times assisted in the launch of this propaganda campaign early this month with a piece titled, “Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans.” [...]

TAVENNER ORDERED CMS SPOKESPERSON TO DELETE INCRIMINATING EMAILS

Last Monday I wrote a column in the American Spectator about Marilyn Tavenner’s convenient inability to produce some emails that had been subpoenaed by congressional investigators. The story was that she had inadvertently deleted them. Well, it would appear that the lady was lying like a carpet: House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent [...]

TAVENNER: TRANSPARENCY FOR THEE BUT NOT FOR ME

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the ironic fact that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails subpoenaed by Congress oversees Obamacare’s physician transparency program: It has been widely reported that the latest Obama administration official to delete emails requested by congressional investigators is Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

DID BEN NELSON DOOM OBAMACARE?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss an interesting aspect of Halbig v. Burwell, the lawsuit that may kill Obamacare in 36 states. During the oral arguments that preceded the recent appeals court ruling against the Obama administration in Halbig v. Burwell, an under-reported yet crucial discussion took place between two of the judges and counsel [...]

OBAMACARE’S PROGNOSIS WORSENS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why Obamacare is likely to go the way of the McCain-Feingold “reform” law. A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. [...]

VIDEO: OCARE ARCHITECT MAKES FOOLS OF FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDGES

Last Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that PPACA means what it says concerning IRS subsidies from state and federal exchanges. The law says “premium assistance” can only flow through exchanges “established by the state.” The 4th Circuit said the text of the law means something other than what it actually says. This [...]

OBAMACARE SLOWLY SUCCUMBS TO ITS BIRTH DEFECTS

At PJ Media, I discuss the dismal long-term prospects for Obamacare as it inevitably heads to the Supreme Court (again) over illegal IRS subsidies: The supporters of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” are attempting to downplay their latest legal defeats by pretending that they are disappointing but inconsequential stumbles in the law’s long march [...]