Brian McNicoll

Posted July 26, 2012

One of my first employers after I moved to Washington, D.C., enrolled us in a Kaiser health maintenance organization. I loved it. I thought it was effective and efficient, convenient and caring.

Posted July 24, 2012

Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation Alexander Cockburn,longtime Nation columnist, radical journalist, unwavering voice of dissent,RIP, 1941-2012. So I’m laying in bed checking Twitter, and the above comes across. I didn’t know Mr. Cockburn, and I wish his family the best in their time of healing. But what struck me about this is the “unwavering voice of dissent” part. I think this is what gets liberals off on the wrong track a lot.

Posted June 19, 2012

I can safely say – now that it has come to fruition, of course –I was the very first person in the world to predict Roger Clemens would be acquitted.

Posted June 10, 2012

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the young man on the state capitol grounds in Madison, Wis., upset over the loss of Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.

Posted June 01, 2012

We’re talking a lot in Washington these days about limiting principles. In the healthcare debate, we wonder if government can make you buy health insurance, what stops it from making you buy broccoli or lobster or a Prius.

Posted May 05, 2012

A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

Posted December 16, 2011

In Washington, we’re always looking for the political person with actual courage, for someone whose principles more or less match ours and commitment to those principles is such that they would rather lose an election that sell out. Buddy Roemer is that person.

Posted November 22, 2011

There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse.

Posted November 12, 2011

Back in 1999, I was driving into State College for a Penn State football game, listening to the pregame show on the radio. They were interviewing Jerry Sandusky about his impending retirement. The play-by-play man asked him how much he had enjoyed working with Joe Paterno.

Posted November 09, 2011

I don’t agree we should forgive college loans, but I do believe it’s time to rethink the whole premise of government aid and college.

Posted October 05, 2011

Even so, I must say the Occupy Wall Street movement may be the most stupid ever to take root in America. Protestors keep complaining about the dearth of media coverage. They should be glad.

Posted September 30, 2011

Of all the absolutely mindless things coming out of Washington these days, it’s hard for me to imagine anything more mindless than the Obama administration’s thinking on energy policy.

Posted September 11, 2011

Our most-pro-abortion president ever is at it again.

Posted September 06, 2011

This year, Labor Day fell three days before President Obama plans to address the nation on the subject of jobs.

Posted September 02, 2011

Somewhere in the files of The Heritage Foundation there is a photo of President Clinton holding up a Heritage report for photographers to see.

Posted August 31, 2011

“Paging the Onion … Do we really need a national weather service? (From FOX News, of course).” This is a tweet from Eric Boehlert, who works for the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America website.