Isn't Jonathan Gruber Worse Than the Downing Street Memo?
Gruber, who was paid half a million dollars to design Obamacare, is on tape bragging about how the Democrats relied on "the stupidity of the American voter" to pass that law. Which, ironically, was sort of a stupid thing to say on camera.
A Lawless President, Salting The Fields
The president addresses the nation tonight at 8 PM EST. My show will add an extra hour to collect reactions from callers and experts, and thus will be carried on most of my stations until 10 PM EST.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Thanks and Giving
Family, friends, bountiful feasts and football are at the forefront of our minds rather than cocktail parties and gifts. Think of it as a time to pause and give thanks before the whirlwind of December.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Meet the Snobocrats
Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud.
Gruber Was Right
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor currently getting a dose of media scrutiny generally reserved for conservatives, said something you can hear daily in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare Architect, Unplugged
Economist Milton Freeman said the promotion of bad policy requires two types of advocates. "Do-gooders," he said, act in good faith but out of ignorance in promoting counterproductive policies.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
Playing with Constitutional Fire
Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States.
The Obamacare Moat
Its a fitting end to the most Louis-the-16th president we have ever had.
Debra J. Saunders:
Uber Forgot Charm in 'Charm Offensive'
When Uber hired onetime Obama whisperer David Plouffe, CEO Travis Kalanick wrote: "We are in the middle of a political campaign and it turns out the candidate is Uber. Our opponent -- the Big Taxi cartel -- has used decades of political contributions and influence to restrict competition, reduce choice for consumers, and put a stranglehold on economic opportunity for its drivers."
Sherman's March to the Sea: Total Impact Warfare
One hundred fifty years ago this month, General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union "Army of the West" marched from Atlanta, Georgia, to the seaport of Savannah.
The Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed in the U.S. Senate this week by one vote. It needed 60 votes to proceed to a final vote, but it got only 59.
Is Hillary Too Old?
Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time -- like two seconds -- I could come up with some.
A Modest Proposal to My Left-Wing Friends
WASHINGTON -- I have a suggestion for my left-wing Democratic friends in light of all the controversy over Obamacare.
The Challenge: The Threatened Church
Those famous words from our favorite modern president, Ronald Reagan, never rang more true than when the freedoms of religion and of speech were recently threatened for pastors in Houston, Texas.
Bull Market Has a Lot More Room to Run
Stocks are trading at record levels. Still the bull market could easily run equities up another 25 percenteven against the backdrop of slower economic growth abroad.
Keystone Comes up Short...Our Grandchildren Too
Although the vote could be seen as political theater since President Obama vowed to veto the bill, it was a good test of Washington DC- which failed.
Tooth Fairy Economics
Of course there is a reason for this mess (just not a good one). The reason is political arrogance.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Limits to a “Shut Down only a Tiny Part of Government Shutdown” Strategy
A couple of days ago, I wrote that Republicans should not be intimidated if the White House threatens a government shutdown. Simply stated, prior shutdowns have yielded meaningful policy victories without causing measurable political damage.
Anti Gun Laws Gut Museum's WWII Exhibit
Thanks to a new state law, a handful of antiquated WWII rifles (used in the Pacific theater) will be stripped from the dangerous hands of a local museum. I know I feel much safer.
When “Nobody” Wins the Culture War
After decades of chipping away at Americas Christian heritage, the liberal enforcers of equality and tolerance are more open about the brave new future they envision: Its their way or nobodys way.
It Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas!
As I wait in breathless anticipation for the announcement to be made by Barack Obama about his new illegal immigration policy, I cant help be amused at the irony of the chosen venue, Las Vegas.
Putin to the World: Yeah... It's All About Defeating NATO
Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining NATO," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told the BBC.
Fall 2014 Snapshot of Expected Future Earnings for the S&P 500
Every three months, in the middle of each financial quarter, we've been taking a snapshot of the earnings per share for the S&P 500 that are expected going forward for as far as Standard & Poor projects them.
Keystone XL Will Just Have to Wait Until 2015
The Keystone XL vote turned up 1 short in the Senate to move it to President Obamas desk. This has been interesting politics.
The Abenomics Death Spiral
As Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has turned his country into a petri dish of Keynesian ideas, the trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of those policies.
Uncommon Common Sense on Marriage
Three months to the day after hearing oral arguments on cases out of four states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee), a three-judge panel issued a 2-1 ruling on November 6 upholding the states rights to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The Problem with Perfect
Let's be honest here -- it's not easy being perfect.
Donna Wiesner Keene:
Memories of Phil Crane
Phil Crane, a pillar of conservatism before I was politically active, died over the weekend. I didnt know him as a politician, although my Reagan-era boyfriend and this University of Vienna (Austria) graduate were drinking buddies in and around DC.
A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves
President Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words: Tough luck.
Walter E. Williams:
Obama vs. Us
Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You say, "Williams, what kind of question is that? Of course he's one or the other!" I'd say, "Hold your horses. What are his intentions?" If the driver's intentions are to cause highway calamity, one can hardly call his actions stupid or incompetent. Given his intentions, he is wisely acting in a manner to achieve his objectives.