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    Obamacare’s Decimation of Rural Hospitals

    Obamacare's Decimation of Rural Hospitals

    Much has been written about the impact that Obamacare has on the healthcare consumer, focusing specifically on the effects of lost coverage, lost doctors, premium hikes, mandate penalties, and reduction in choice. These effects have already been felt and are predicted to get worse in 2015. But Obamacare is having other, more systemic effects on the economy that are just now being felt. One of | Read More »

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    Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    In case you missed it last week, pop megastar Taylor Swift created a minor controversy last week by pulling her songs off the popular streaming service Spotify, on the basis that Spotify underpaid artists for their work. As Mark Hemingway noted, the economics of Spotify do not make a tremendous amount of sense from the perspective of musicians: But if you care about music, ultimately | Read More »

    There Is No Obamacare Briar Patch

    There Is No Obamacare Briar Patch

    One of the favorite hobbies of liberals is warning Republicans about the supposed political dangers of repealing Obamacare. The latest iteration of this particular liberal fantasy comes via the communist agitprop rag Salon, which warns ominously that if the Supreme Court eliminates subsidies in the states that do not have their own exchanges, that “SCOTUS could roil the GOP: How the new threat to Obamacare | Read More »

    The Great (and Deliberate) “Typo” Lie

    The Great (and Deliberate) "Typo" Lie

    Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the King v. Burwell challenge to the Federal subsidies in Obamacare, the defenders of the law are busy once again trying to trot the deliberate and intentional lie that the provision in Obamacare that limits the subsidies to those who are on “State” exchanges is a “typo” and that clearly Congress meant to include all exchange | Read More »

    If I Were Complicit with Mass Murder, I’d Want to Rewrite History, Too

    If I Were Complicit with Mass Murder, I'd Want to Rewrite History, Too

    As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the momentous events of the last century, the left continues its transparent and embarrassing attempt to rewrite their complicity with communist totalitarianism out of history, and attempting to erase Ronald Reagan’s role in its defeat. The latest attempt, by the New York Times, not only seeks to erase Reagan’s credit | Read More »

    The Liberal Obsession with Rewriting the Berlin Wall Continues Apace

    The Liberal Obsession with Rewriting the Berlin Wall Continues Apace

    For reasons I can’t identify, the last couple of weeks have seen an uptick in one of liberals’ favorite hobbies: dishonestly rewriting the rise and fall of global communism and their role in it. A couple weeks ago, Foreign Policy provided a platform for communist William Blum to rewrite the entire history of the Berlin Wall, blaming its very existence on America. My colleague streiff | Read More »

    Democrats Play Ostrich After Electoral Meltdown

    Democrats Play Ostrich After Electoral Meltdown

    Via The Hill comes news that Democrats plan to keep the exact same Congressional leadership team in both chambers, with the exception of replacing Steve Israel (who perhaps embarrassed himself the least of all the Democrats on Tuesday). President Obama plans to keep his same leadership as well. More importantly, Democrats plan to keep the same message and focus on the same issues, including outside | Read More »

    Partisan Politics Will Be the Only Thing that Saves Obamacare

    Partisan Politics Will Be the Only Thing that Saves Obamacare

    With the news that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the King v. Burwell case, liberals have to be wondering more than ever what they expect to have gained from the Obama presidency after eight years. The administration, predictably, is puling away to the effect that the challenge is a “partisan” challenge not mounted in good faith, and that the only reason the Supreme | Read More »

    Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner

    Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner

    In a straw poll of front page RedState contributors named Leon, Chris Christie would not come in the top 5 of Republican 2016 contenders. But given the results of Tuesday, it is time to stop pretending that anyone other than Christie is the GOP front runner right now. The problems with Christie as a candidate are well known and documented. Among the expected 2016 field, | Read More »

    The Vanquished Advising the Victors

    The Vanquished Advising the Victors

    Since Tuesday, an especially irritating species of column has cropped up in major news media outlets. Broadly speaking, this column purports to be advice or caution to the GOP about how they should govern once they are in power or things they should avoid doing. That’s all fine and good of course except that these columns come from people who have spent their entire lives | Read More »

    Behold the Apotheosis of Liberal Commentary

    Behold the Apotheosis of Liberal Commentary

    Wendy Davis lost on Tuesday. She lost utterly, completely, ignominiously and humiliatingly. She did not even win by comparison to other losers who came before her – in fact, she actively set her cause back several years. It would take a special type of thinking to think that Davis’ public self-immolation constituted any sort of victory – by which I mean, liberal thinking. Behold, here | Read More »

    Through the Looking Glass with Charles Blow

    Through the Looking Glass with Charles Blow

    In case you did not know (and judging by their subscription numbers, you probably didn’t), the New York Times keeps on staff a man named Charles Blow, who essentially functions as the id of Barack Obama. If you ever want to know what Obama is thinking deep down in the areas of his mind where his essential emotions lie, so far down that he cannot | Read More »

    Republican Majority, Day One: McConnell Surrenders

    Republican Majority, Day One: McConnell Surrenders

    If you watched the respective press conferences of Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell yesterday, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Democrats had just picked up a bunch of seats in the House and Senate, and the Republicans had just suffered a humiliating defeat. While President Obama was defiant and borderline delusional, claiming that the American people had not repudiated him and boldly proclaiming | Read More »

    Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

    As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only | Read More »

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    A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee

    A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee

    One of the most consequential victories in the country last night had nothing to do with any candidate for any seat. I am referring, of course, to ballot measure 1 in Tennessee, which sought to amend the Tennessee constitution to right a judicial injustice. The Tennessee constitution, like the Federal constitution, says nothing about abortion one way or another. Properly speaking, the issue ought to | Read More »