About: George Leef
Recent Posts by George Leef
It’s a lousy deal for many people, who will be compelled to spend lots more of their money on health insurance than they would choose to. So argues Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute in this USA Today piece. Roy explains, “Instead of making health insurance cheaper so that more young people can afford it,Continue Reading
Written on March 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Trying to defend Obamacare as “regulation of commerce among the several states” is, as I argued yesterday, futile. In this piece, Trevor Burris contends that it’s just as futile to defend it under the Constitution’s Necessary and Proper clause. N and P only applies where Congress is authorized to legislate in the first place. StatutesContinue Reading
Written on March 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm
In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston writes about a political science course at NC State that is extraordinary…extraordinarily biased, that is. Rather than concentrate on the nuts and bolts of the American political system, the instructor serves the students a heaping plate full of tendentious readings that push statist notions. Bad form toContinue Reading
Written on March 28, 2012 at 9:33 am
Our friend Max Borders (now located in Austin, TX) is working on a book. You can read about it — and his request for help in funding it — here.
Written on March 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm
In my American Thinker piece (below), I asked the question: If Obamacare is upheld, what next? In this piece, Cato’s Gene Healy offers a highly plausible answer — the health busybodies will use the power to mandate health insurance to dictate whatever rules they would like to impose regarding “healthy lifestyles.” If we must purchaseContinue Reading
Written on March 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm
On American Thinker today, I write about the sad divergence between the actual Constitution and “constitutional law” — which is to say, Supreme Court decisions that declare what justices think the Constitution should mean. The context, of course, is Obamacare. Defenders claim that “settled law” (that is, past Court decisions on the scope of theContinue Reading
Written on March 27, 2012 at 9:41 am
Most of the attention given to the upcoming Supreme Court battle over Obamacare has focused on the constitutionality of the insurance mandate, but there is much more to abhor in that mountain of legislation/regulation, especially the Independent Payment Advisory Board. In this column, Colin Hanna explains why IPAB is such an affront to the ConstitutionContinue Reading
Written on March 23, 2012 at 11:08 am
We often hear that the state universities have cut spending “to the bone,” but after reading this, you might wonder if all of the high-paid administrators are essential.
Written on March 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Recent Comments by George Leef
- May 8, 2013 on Is there anything the Obamaites don’t want to regulate?
- April 8, 2013 on Another sign that the higher education bubble is close to bursting?
- August 27, 2012 on He did rebuild that
- June 12, 2012 on A campaign-finance reform argument appealing to both the left and right?
- April 12, 2012 on Open minds, closed minds