The fact is that Obamacare has fallen apart without Republicans’ dismantling it. Almost all of its basic promises have failed, it is an economic shambles, and it is a political mess: Unsurprisingly, people still don’t like it. Less than a third of Americans support the individual mandate, three-fourths oppose Obamacare’s tax on high-end health-care programs, and more voters oppose the law categorically than support it. A quarter of voters say the law has hurt them personally. The question isn’t why Republicans haven’t gotten around to repealing and replacing it — the answer to that question resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a while, still — the question is when Democrats will get around to admitting that, purity of their hearts notwithstanding, they and they alone — not one Republican voted for Obamacare — have created a mess that has introduced nothing to American health care except chaos.
[Update a few minutes later]
Surprise! Rates going up three times as much as reported.
His (unlawful, unconstitutional) environmental agenda is at risk.
A new paper on adjudicating disputes in climate science. It’s a travesty that it’s had to come to this, but it’s what happens when science becomes politicized. And in fact, I’d like to see a class-action suit against Michelle’s school-lunch program as child abuse on a massive scale.
…and why it isn’t “here to stay.”
Yes, the notion that it’s going to continue to survive the myriad court challenges ahead is wishful thinking on the part of the statists.
In less awful news, 95 percent of the students surveyed said that free speech is important to them. However, as I have long predicted and discussed, when you ask Americans if they like free speech, they nearly always say “yes.” But when you get into the nitty gritty details about what kind of speech warrants protection, you discover that some folks (especially college students) are more in the “I love free speech, but…” camp. And I fear the list of exceptions is growing larger by the day.
Not sure which is more dismaying, that they’re unaware of the First Amendment, or that they oppose it. But clearly the Left is continuing its march through the institutions. Which is why books like this one could be very valuable:
Why a father-son collaboration? That’s what I wanted to know, too, so I asked the elder Paulsen, who was a year ahead of me at Yale Law School. Mike reported that he had given a lecture at Princeton in 2006, after which the law professors and college professors at dinner complained about their students’ “goofed-up ideas” about the Constitution. The law professors blamed the college professors, the college professors said “they came to us this way,” and blamed pervasively bad ideas about the Constitution in the culture, the media and even textbooks. Stuck in an airport the next day, Prof. Paulsen killed time writing an outline.
If they can get them to read it. The problem starts in kindergarten, and extends all the way into post-docs.
The Department of (In)Justice may be running interference for you, but your legal problems haven’t gone away, and aren’t going to.
More of this, please. Papers have been filed in the House for the impeachment of John Koskinen for (among other things) destruction of evidence.
Gina McCarthy should be next.
Won’t face any charges for her crimes.
Of course she won’t. They protect their own, as long as they’re loyal.
Hillary’s five biggest lies.
And the bad news for the Democrats is that she is now really inevitable.
My prediction: The FBI will recommend prosecution, Justice will ignore, than a steady drip of leaks from the FBI all the way through election day, and the administration won’t be able to do a damn thing about it.
Why they must be programmed to kill.
It’s essentially illegal. My latest column, about NASA in the movies and in real life, at USA Today.