Daily Archives: November 28, 2012

On the ObamaCare and health insurance exchanges…

Sen. Berger, Speaker Tillis and Governor-elect McCrory are right – the best path for NC implementing a state health exchange is to wait.  Michael Cannon at the Cato Institute outlines a baker’s dozen reasons why the state exchanges will come back to bite us in the buns.  His list includes additional costs, less flexibility, federallyContinue Reading

Two books I’d love to see the justices reading

Those books would be Wounds That Will Not Heal by Russ Nieli and Mismatch by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. Both take a wrecking ball to the notion that “affirmative action” is a wholly benign policy that makes America more fair and just. On the contrary, it’s a policy that does far more harmContinue Reading

It’s hard to reach a legitimate compromise …

… when one side has no intention of giving ground. Erin McPike writes for RealClearPolitics.com about D.C. Democrats’ curious refusal to address a key issue driving the federal government toward a “fiscal cliff.” As President Obama and leading House Republicans make their cases to the American public about what should be part of fiscal cliffContinue Reading

Norquist strikes back

Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform responds in Human Events to attacks upon his “taxpayer protection pledge.” The leader of Americans for Tax Reform told Human Events that Republicans should be ashamed to be part of the Democratic media campaign to raise taxes. “They should be embarrassed,” said Grover G. Norquist, the founder andContinue Reading

“Wilsonianism-plus”

That is what Justin Raimondo fears the second Obama term will be, writing on Antiwar.com. He laments that the old liberalism that favored peace and non-intervention has been wiped out by the cult of Obama. Is it possible that the next four years could see the emergence of a political alliance between “old left” types whoContinue Reading

Sowell plugs Steve Moore’s latest book

Thomas Sowell, a prolific author of enlightening economics-related texts, devotes his latest column to an endorsement of Stephen Moore‘s new book, Who’s The Fairest Of Them All? [T]his little gem of a book exposes, in plain language and with easily understood facts, the whole house of cards of assumptions, fallacies, and falsehoods that constitute theContinue Reading

Cato’s Tanner tackles some notable omissions in the fiscal cliff debate

Michael Tanner devotes his latest National Review Online column to lopsided coverage of the federal fiscal-cliff debate. How many times have we heard that the only thing standing in the way of a grand bargain to reduce our growing national debt is Republican intransigence on taxes? If Republicans would only agree to dump Grover Norquist,Continue Reading

Not as much hope?

Young voters helped President Obama win re-election. But Generation Opportunity offers an interesting take on young adults’ support for the 44th president in 2012. There was a stunning 11-point swing in the young adult vote in the 2012 Presidential Election. In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won 18-29 year olds by 34 points (66%-32%). This year,Continue Reading