Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 167)

  • Oh those saintly, sacrificial health insurance companies!

    It is the fashion of the Left to rail against Big Business using its influence to get undue power from the government over people. Democrats are, however, disturbingly adroit at crafting legislation to the benefit of Big Business (as, for example, Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney has documented to uncomfortable…
    Jon Sanders, January 18, 2012
  • A dilemma in Wisconsin

    The health care battle of 2012 outside of the courts is over the state-based exchanges. From Wisconsin, Politico reports the interesting case of Gov. Scott Walker’s health care dilemma: Walker  – a tea party favorite who has changed his state’s bright blue health policy trajectory — is the…
    Jon Sanders, January 17, 2012
  • How deplorably stupid is Newsweek?

    Hat tip: Public Secrets blog To Newsweek, Barack Obama went from “sort of God” to better for Catholics than the Pope to, finally, “God of All Things.” I confess that the last cover story caused me to ask Newsweek: What sort of god fails like…
    Jon Sanders, January 16, 2012
  • Jon Huntsman bye-ku

    Outpolled by pranksters Colbert and Gingrich, he saw No wei he could win. Previous: Bachmann, Cain, Pawlenty…
    Jon Sanders, January 16, 2012
  • Obamacare: the TSA of medical care

    Veronique de Rugy posts on The Corner: The Obama administration’s “early interim final” health-care regulations score about the same as the Bush administration’s regulations for homeland security — on the Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card, both would receive an average grade of F. You can read all three…
    Jon Sanders, January 11, 2012
  • GOP Senators urge Supreme Court to nullify Obamacare

    One of the concerns with how the Supreme Court may decide the Obamacare case is that the high court could declare the individual mandate unconstitutional but then — although the Democrats in their hurry to pass the increasingly unpopular bill left out a severability clause — would set…
    Jon Sanders, January 9, 2012
  • Michele Bachmann bye-ku

    Tea Party queen falls While the GOP seeks the Last statist standing. Previous: Cain, Pawlenty…
    Jon Sanders, January 4, 2012
  • Christmas in DC: Yawn to the world. Let earth receive a thing.

    My latest on Townhall discusses the president’s joyless, wonder-scrubbed meaning of Christmas: Obama’s public persona has been much remarked upon even by political allies for these same faults: calculated, artificial, not genuine, even strange and remote. His displays of religiosity have served to underscore them;…
    Jon Sanders, December 13, 2011