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MEET SYLVIA BURWELL, THE TITANIC’S NEW CAPTAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss some interesting features of Sylvia Burwell’s background that the legacy media have failed to report: The establishment media have made much of Burwell’s long career in government, pointing out that it goes back to the 1990s when she served under President Clinton in various capacities, including Deputy Chief of [...]

NO, THE OBAMACARE DEBATE ISN’T OVER

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss our President’s delusional belief that all further argument about the future of his “signature domestic achievement” would be pointless: Last Tuesday, our President swaggered into the Rose Garden to announce that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges … ‘The debate over repealing this [...]

WHY THE OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT FIGURES DON’T PASS THE LAUGH TEST

The White House has announced that 7.1 million people have signed up for health insurance under the ironically-titled “Affordable Care Act.” The LA Times reports that 9.5 million of these were previously uninsured. Er … what’s wrong with this figure? David Hogberg provides the explanation: That included not only the 3.1 million young adults who [...]

OBAMACARE: THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY?

In today’s American Spectator, I suggest putting Obamacare out of its misery. It’s the only humane thing to do. I recently came across a good analogy for Obamacare in a book about the Crimean War. The “reform” law is like a mortally wounded horse thrashing and bleeding on a 19th century battlefield. Every cavalryman of [...]

UNINSURED: OBAMACARE IS UNAFFORDABLE

In today’s American Spectator, I explain why only 10 percent of the uninsured have enrolled in Obamacare. A new survey confirms that the ‘Affordable Care Act’ has failed to achieve one of its most important goals — making health coverage accessible to the uninsured. As the Washington Post reports, ‘Just one in 10 uninsured people [...]

ANOTHER ILLEGAL OBAMACARE EDICT?

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss Obama’s latest attempt to save the Democrats from the consequences of his “signature domestic achievement.” President Obama is planning to break the law, once again, in an effort to protect vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. According to news reports, ‘the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers [...]

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

OF COURSE HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the only real solution for Obama’s serial violations of the Constitution: Most pundits and politicians discuss Obama’s serial violations of the Constitution as if mulling an interesting academic subject. They ponder such arcana as the definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the number of Senate votes required to convict [...]

MSM WHITEWASHES CBO REPORT

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the farcical attempt by the “news” media to put a positive spin on the CBO’s damning assessment of Obamacare’s effect on the economy and employment: The CBO report has created a serious dilemma for a press corps dedicated to protecting the Democrat Party from the electoral consequences of its [...]

A SERIOUS GOP ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the health care reform plan that Dr. Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma, and two other GOP Senators have proposed as a replacement for the disastrous Obamacare: The most frequently repeated Democrat talking point concerning Republican opposition to Obamacare is the claim that the GOP has offered no alternative. This [...]