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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 [...]

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 [...]

OBAMACARE AND GOP COMPLACENCE

In today’s American Spectator I fret about GOP overconfidence concerning the advantage Obamacare’s flop has given them in the upcoming midterm elections: The breathtaking ineptitude with which the Obama administration has implemented the Affordable Care Act provides the Republican Party a very real opportunity to make major gains in the upcoming midterm elections. A mere [...]

HOW TO LOSE THE HOUSE WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

In my latest column for the American Spectator I discuss the potential consequences for the Republicans if they cave to the President and the Democrats on defunding Obamacare. If they try to compromise instead of winning, it may well lead to a midterm massacre: During a crucial battle of the military campaign that ultimately propelled [...]

CAN ONE IRAQ VET STOP OBAMACARE?

My column in today’s American Spectator discusses a lawsuit filed by a decorated Iraq veteran who wants Obamacare declared unconstitutional: This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the Bronze Star is the plaintiff in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which Sissel sees as “a battle for my liberty — my freedom [...]

VIDEO: APPLEBEE’S CEO SAYS OBAMACARE WILL FORCE HIM TO CUT JOBS

Zane Tankel, who owns 40 Applebee’s franchises, describes the steps he’ll have to take to survive Obamacare’s requirement that businesses with more than 50 workers offer a government-approved insurance plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers. We’ve calculated it will cost some millions of dollars across our system. [...]

IS THAT TOAST I SMELL?

I’m no political guru. But, when I see people who have done big time politics for their entire adult lives predicting an Obama loss, I pay attention. Who am I talking about? Michael Barone, perhaps the most respected and least partisan of all the political number crunchers, says Obama is history: Bottom line: Romney 315, [...]

ONE LAST CHANCE TO KILL OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator I offer a reminder that tomorrow is our last realistic opportunity to get rid of ObamaCare. A recent Rasmussen survey showed that 54% of likely voters favor repeal, the precise percentage who opposed the law when it passed. Nonetheless, if the President is re-elected, ObamaCare will become a permanent feature of [...]

A CURE FOR OBAMA DISILLUSIONMENT SYNDROME

In today’s American Spectator, I suggest a way for progressives with buyer’s remorse to reinstate their self-esteem: In 2008, millions of voters developed a malady that Andrew Klavan has diagnosed as ‘electile dysfunction.’ They voted for Barack Obama because their capacity for critical thinking had been rendered flaccid by content-free mottos like ‘hope and change’ [...]

EVEN BIG BIRD IS BAILING ON OBAMA

The other day I wrote a piece for the American Spectator about how AARP has left Barack Obama to fend for himself against Romney. Now even Sesame Street is abandoning “the One.” The Obama re-election crew has been running an ad (see below) using Big Bird as a prop, evidently without permission, and the Sesame [...]