Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

Breaking: CBO Scoring of Obamacare Repeal Bill Released

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released its score of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP Obamacare repeal bill. The 28-page document reports that, over a ten-year projection, AHCA will reduce federal deficits by $337 billion. It also estimates that a total of 52 million people by 2026 would be uninsured,Continue Reading






Civil-asset forfeiture abuse to be explored in March 27 event in Raleigh

The Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society will explore the problem of civil-asset forfeiture abuse during a March 27 event in Raleigh. Follow this link or email [email protected] to register.






Well dog my cats…..

…The line from James Woods playing a cynical editor-in-chief in True Crime, one of the more underestimated Clint Eastwood movies. (Brief plot summary–Clint plays reporter trying to save a convicted murderer hours before the scheduled execution.) With that in mind….both Attorney General Josh Stein and Sen. Phil Berger write a letter to U.S. Attorney GeneralContinue Reading






Taxpayers funding Spring Break hijinks

John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily highlights disturbing new information about the ways in which college students are using their government loans. In a nationwide survey, LendEDU asked students whether they were planning to use any loan money to help pay for travel or lodging for Spring Break. What they found was that nearly 31%Continue Reading






Getting intelligence right

Former CIA executive Herbert Meyer explains in the latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis why the nation’s intelligence services need to change. So why has our intelligence service suffered so many failures during the last decade or so, losing the trust of so many? Because it’s been run by career bureaucrats and administrators who roseContinue Reading






Missing the point of replacing Obamacare

Veronique de Rugy explains in a Reason column why the proposed American Health Care Act represents a misfire. [A]t the heart of the Republicans’ inability to reform health care is their commitment to this notion that the provision of health insurance is the goal rather than the provision of health care or, more fundamentally, theContinue Reading






Barron’s reminds us of the unemployment rate ‘fudge factor’

One reason why it’s a good idea to avoid spending too much time analyzing month-by-month changes in unemployment numbers is the fact that those who compile the data build in seasonal adjustments that can skew actual results. The latest “Up and Down Wall Street” column from Randall Forsyth of Barron’s highlights the latest instance inContinue Reading






Barron’s editorial page editor says health care reform is just getting started

Thomas Donlan of Barron’s offers his assessment of U.S. House Republicans’ first stab at legislation to replace Obamacare. Trumpcare? Ryancare? Obamacare Lite? Unaffordablecare? Unpassablecare? There are good reasons for any of these nicknames for the new Republican health-insurance plan. President Donald Trump won the election that makes possible a major change in U.S. health-care policy.Continue Reading