Face Off: Healthcare.gov Girl Replacement Contest (pics!)
The young lady known variously as the face of healthcare.gov, the Obamacare girl, or glitch girl, has been replaced in the wake of a massive internet and cable news effort to uncover her true identity. The speculation as to the reason behind taking her face off the site has run rampant, but we here at RedState have the answer. It’s a simple matter of truth | Read More »
New York’s #Obamacare ripping old people away from their doctors.
Because to Governor Andrew Cuomo – not to mention Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand – old people are just numbers on a screen. Numbers on a screen that don’t reliably vote Democratic, to boot. The background is that New York’s Medicare Advantage program is having doctors being removed wholesale from the network: “one health carrier alone, UnitedHealthcare, is terminating contracts with up to 2,100 | Read More »
Obamacare Horror Stories
Last week, we asked for your personal Obamacare horror stories, as more and more middle class families are forced to surrender their dignity and grovel before government for their health insurance. Here is the latest from Patricia in North Carolina. You can email me your story at email@example.com. I am a 62 year old woman who has an individual policy with BCBS of North Carolina. | Read More »
Conservatives Need More Carrot, Not Just More Stick
Fearing us isn’t enough. We need to show Beltway Republicans that we can reward them.
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Healthcare in a Post-Obamacare World
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the probable failure of Obamacare, what healthcare policy in a post-Obamacare world would look like and how this debate could drive the 2016 elections.
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The Great Society and The Great Pumpkin
“We have just concluded the 5th fiscal year since President Obama took office. During those five years, the federal government has spent a total $3.7 trillion on approximately 80 different means-tested poverty and welfare programs. The common feature of means-tested assistance programs is that they are graduated based on a person’s income and, in contrast to programs like Social Security or Medicare, they are a | Read More »
Powerful Boston Teamster Boss Faces Suspension For Threatening To ‘Punish’ Members
In the mid 1980s, the President’s Commission on Organized Crime issued a report stating that the four major labor unions were under the influence of organized crime and run undemocratically at the detriment of their members. At the top of the list was the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1989, in order to settle a RICO suit by the U.S. Justice Department, the Teamsters’ International | Read More »
#Obamacare watch: How the Democrats threw a pregnant woman off her insurance.
All in the name of “helping” her, of course. Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which | Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should check his House in-box. #obamacare
There are any number of House bills that were duly passed in the last few months that happen to deal with handling the individual mandate. Including, I believe, one from September 30th, which in retrospect is a deal that Mark Begich, Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, and Jeanne Shaheen (at the very least) kind of wish that the Senate Majority Leader had taken, given | Read More »
Democrats resolutely ignoring #Obamacare gnawing on their electoral entrails.
There are times when I wonder whether Barack Obama really wants the Democrats to retake the House of Representatives. Aside from everything else (with ‘everything else’ ranging from ‘the Democrats would have to strain to pretend to be moderates again’ to ‘Obama would lose his favorite devil figures’), it’d mean that Barack Obama would have to interact more with… with… with Debbie. Democrats will be | Read More »
Tech at Night: Bitcoin goes offshore. New, narrow reforms of NSA and FISA proposed.
Crime in Bitcoin is big money. $28.5 million more worth if Bitcoins have been taken from the Silk Road racket. Other things are big money in Bitcoin too, such as those on Reddit who are paying young women to take their clothes off and put the video on the Internet, a great personal risk to themselves.
It’s no wonder Bitcoin people are trying to run offshore to countries like China hostile to liberty and the rule of law, even as they try to hide their tracks accessing US markets with conspiracies like Tor.
It’s also no wonder the anarchists have seized upon recent events to try to demonize the NSA.
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, Patent Trolls
, Silk Road
, Tech at Night
Obamacare and the “Governing” Trap
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We are being told that we have to learn how to “govern.” Governing is not possible when you control half one branch of government and does not requiring betraying your principles.
Public Pensions and the Death of American Cities
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss American cities going broke, why public union pensions play a significant role and if Washington may eventually bail out bankrupt cities and states.
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Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) running for Brovenor* of Maryland.
You know it’s going to be good when an article about a Democratic candidate for governor starts with this paragraph: Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Thursday that showing up at a “beach week” party of teenagers and not investigating whether there was underage drinking was “a mistake that I made.” No kidding there, Sparky. Particularly since there’s a picture of him attentively watching | Read More »
Follow the Law
Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed, “the worse, the better,” meaning the worse things got for Russians the better it was for the communists. Lately, the left has taken to calling conservatives “Leninists” for our refusal to fix Obamacare. The implicit acknowledgement here is that Obamacare is going to make things worse, despite their claims to the contrary. No conservative wants things to get | Read More »