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    • Is Obamacare Working? - 17 Jul 2014
      posted in Coercion & Columns

      Two recent surveys have shown a significant reduction in the number of Americans without health insurance since the start of Obamacare in October 2013. According to the Commonwealth Fund, the uninsured rate fell from 20 to 15 percent, while Gallup found a decline from 18 to 13.4 percent. Both surveys indicate that roughly 8 million Americans have […]

    • Dems Push Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision - 10 Jul 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Executive & Featured & Legislative & Politics & Govt & The Constitution

      Congressional Democrats are moving forward with an effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing certain businesses to opt-out of providing contraceptives for their workers. The bill, which is high on Harry Reid’s agenda and could hit the Senate floor next week, would make sure that women have access to plans that cover birth […]

    • SCOTUS Decision Creates Small Island of Freedom in Ocean of Statism - 07 Jul 2014
      posted in Civil Liberties & Columns

      Recently, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and application. The Court’s decision only applies to certain types of businesses, […]

    • Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception - 30 Jun 2014
      posted in 2014 & The Constitution

      The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And […]

    • Obamacare: State Dems’ Worst Nightmare - 19 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns

      As the bad news about Obamacare’s federal operations keeps on coming, it’s worth keeping in mind that the law is a mess at the state level as well. The big question will be whether the failures will hurt Democratic state politicians as much as Obamacare appears likely to drag down national Democrats. Most of the […]

    • House Slashes IRS Budget to 2008 Levels - 18 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & House & Spending & Taxation

      The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare. The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5 billion under President Obama’s request for fiscal year 2015, […]

    • Obamacare: Still Failing - 11 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Economy

      It may turn out that the VA scandal and the controversy surrounding the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were actually good news for congressional Democrats. That’s because they’ve managed to keep the media and voters from focusing on the latest bad news about Obamacare. And that news just keeps getting worse. For example, according […]

    • More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare - 09 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov

      It wasn’t supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with about 100 more patients a month. That 12 percent spike in the number of patients — many of whom aren’t actually facing true emergencies — […]

    • Window Into the Future - 28 May 2014
      posted in Columns & Life

      The problems with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (a.k.a. socialism) — no choice of doctors or hospitals, no insurance companies, broken promises, lengthy waits, and […]

    • The Answer to Rush Limbaugh’s Question - 23 May 2014
      posted in Columns

      Traveling down I-95, headed home to Florida from visiting Mary and my parents in Maryland and West Virginia, I found myself yelling in frustration at my radio.  Rush Limbaugh asked: Who gives the left power to silence opposition, control speech, and get people fired or ordered into sensitivity training?  Rush rattled off numerous examples to prove his point, […]