Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards
This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal Helthcare.gov exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell that the statute only provides subsidies for purchases on the state exchanges (the Fourth Circuit reached | Read More »
CNN: The Question of Whether Hamas is Using Human Shields is “Complicated.”
Via CNN.com today comes this truly astounding article that purports to leave the question of whether Hamas is using human shields in Gaza up in the air. The opening four paragraphs here set the stage for the accusation that Israel is using the “human shield” argument as a PR ploy of questionable factual validity: Tuesday’s discovery of rockets hidden in a vacant U.N. facility is | Read More »
Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare
Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we’re done with it.
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Name That Party: Corrupt Dallas Politician Edition
I don’t follow Texas politics but I am an avid player of a political game called “Name That Party.” The game is played whenever a prominent political figure is arrested or implicated in some untoward activity (though in today’s moral climate I am hard pressed to come up with an offense of moral turpitude that hasn’t been legalized by Anthony Kennedy) you scan the media | Read More »
VA’s solution to fix its incompetence is $17.6 billion more of your money
In most human endeavors the natural inclination is to reward success and punish failure. The fact that the federal government works in rather the opposite way is just one of the ways it which it differs from the universe most of us inhabit. In Washington if you want a huge amount of money the best way to go about it is to fail. Case in | Read More »
Salon Attempts to Paint Avowed Communist Lee Harvey Oswald as a “Right-Winger”
Via Salon today comes one of the most truly bizarre pieces of revisionist history I have ever seen, even within the context of articles appearing at Salon. The basic outline of the piece is as follows: Dallas in 1963 was full of crazy right-wingers; These people had guns; John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas in 1963; Barack Obama likewise has many right-wingers who oppose | Read More »
UN official: ISIS planning widespread female genital mutilation in Mosul, Iraq.
You would think that the Western feminist movement would be the first in line to slam the butt of a rifle into the face of radical Islamist terrorism.
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What is Obama Hiding at His Wealthy Donor Fundraisers?
A common complaint about George W. Bush’s second term is that he was “insulated” and cut off from the outside world, and increasingly so from what he perceived to be a hostile press. This alleged isolation caused many liberal commentators to begin to derisively refer to President Bush as a “Bubble Boy.” It has taken considerably longer for the press to openly criticize Obama for | Read More »
E.J. Dionne’s Unseemly Whinging About the Judiciary Continues Apace
In 1973, nine unelected judges (all men), overturned almost two hundred years of unbroken precedent and historical practice and declared that there existed in the United States Constitution a heretofore undiscovered constitutional right to an abortion. They did this despite the fact that nothing in the text of the Constitution even hinted at the existence of such a right, and that for hundreds of years | Read More »
Rampant fraud the standard condition on ObamaCare exchanges
The #FAIL in ObamaCare continues to exceed anyone’s wildest imagination. Via the Washington Post: According to testimony to be delivered before a House Ways and Means subcommittee, undercover GAO investigators tried to obtain health plans for a dozen fictitious applicants online or by phone, using invalid or missing Social Security numbers or inaccurate citizenship information. All but one of the fake applicants ended up getting | Read More »
Montana Senator John Walsh used plagiarism to get promoted
The Democrats knew retaining Max Baucus’s Senate seat was going to be a challenge. In an attempt to hold onto that seat, Max Baucus was convinced to retire from the Senate and was shipped off to China as Ambassador. A new Senator was appointed by the Democrat governor to fill out Baucus’s term and to set him up to defend the seat using the power | Read More »
Please Don’t Muddy the Moral Clarity
“[T]he new Jerusalem will have a wall. It’s gates may never shut, but gates and wall there will remain.” Russell D. Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Ronnie Floyd, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, have added some much needed moral clarity to the crisis at the border. They have gone and served as eye | Read More »
Tech at Night: The LOCAL TV Act needs retooling
Well here’s an interesting development. Deb Fischer is no Ted Cruz but Heritage Action does have her slightly above average for a Republican Senator. So it caught my eye to see that she’s working with Cory Booker on the LOCAL TV Act, which would direct the FCC to study how it divides up the country into “Designated Market Areas” (DMAs) to see how some areas might be poorly served by that.
Then I saw the intent, and I think it needs some work.
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It Appears a New York Times Writer Wants Orthodox Christian and Islamic Views Stamped Out. “Ruthlessly.”
Who will rid Josh Barro of these turbulent priests? Barro is a writer at the New York Times. He has taken to twitter to proclaim that “anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible” and “we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” Barro supports gay marriage, etc. The BLT&G[insert preferred letters here] ideas of picking your gender, same sex marriage, etc. are incompatible with Christianity, Islam, and more. In | Read More »