Category Archives: Constitutional BS

IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A GOP MOLE?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the ironic fact that President Obama has done more damage to the Democrats than the Republicans could possibly have managed without him: When President Obama took office in 2009, his party was in better shape than it had been since the era following Watergate. The Democrats controlled both houses [...]

KLEIN DOESN’T GET KING V. BURWELL

In the following video, Ezra Klein attempts to explain the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision to “grant cert” in King v. Burwell. As usual, he fails to grasp the basic question at issue: Klein believes that the Court should rule against the plaintiffs because we’re only talking about “9 little words.” Even on this [...]

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 [...]

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

WHY SCOTUS RULED IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY

In today’s American Spectator I try to cut through the hysteria about Hobby Lobby’s victory in the Supreme Court, and explain why the justices ruled they way they did. This is actually a big win for everyone: This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from [...]

IRAQ VET CONTINUES BATTLE AGAINST OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss this Thursday’s hearing of Sissel v. HHS by the U.S. District Court of Appeals: A year ago I compared decorated veteran Matt Sissel to Horatius, a Roman soldier said to have single-handedly defended a bridgehead against an invasion force intent on imposing a tyrannical regime on the free republic. [...]

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 [...]

WHY THE SUPREMES AGREED TO HEAR THE HHS MANDATE CASES

In Monday’s American Spectator, I suggested that the Supreme Court would probably agree to hear one or more of the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate: [Tuesday] the justices will confer about Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius and Autocam v. Sebelius, all of which challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare’s contraception mandate … It [...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT HOBBY LOBBY AND THE SUPREME COURT

In today’s American Spectator I try to clean up the horse manure spread by the media about the Obama administration’s request for a Supreme Court review of Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the government. Most of the major “news” outlets began their coverage with a rented AP report titled, “US Wants Supreme Court to Take Up [...]