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Republicans’ Medicaid Reforms Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Obamacare is in jeopardy and Democrats know it. And while they don’t necessarily want to own the inevitable collapse of the individual market that Obamacare put into motion, neither do they want to admit that it took electing a GOP-led Senate to fix it. So it’s not surprising that Democrats are pulling out the stops to paint Republicans as evil and their health care reform bill as destructive. “The only play Democrats have right now is full-throated opposition for this proposal. They need to kill it once and for all,” Jim Manley, a former aide to former Senate leader Harry…

Donald Trump to America: “You’re Hired”

Businessman Donald Trump gained fame as host of “The Apprentice,” where his line “You’re Fired” took on a pop culture life of its own. Now, as president, Trump is attempting to re-invigorate the United States’ apprenticeship model in an effort to get more employers saying “you’re hired.” This week, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs one of the cornerstones of his labor policy, hoping to close the “skills” gap that is leaving millions of job unfilled and reduce the number of young workers stuck in dead-end jobs. Rana Foroohar, writing for the Financial Times, breaks down the…

Democrats Are Learning the Wrong Lesson From Their Special Election Losses

Kansas. Montana. South Carolina. And now Georgia. Following their string of special election defeats Democrats must once again ask themselves: What are they doing? Over the past several months Democrats have played the part of corned animal, flailing around wildly in a desperate attempt to regain some momentum. Mostly this has taken the form of wailing and caterwauling about the latest so-called outrage of the Trump administration or baseless accusations of a relationship with Russia. But liberals’ red-faced, spit-frothing rage hasn’t just failed, it’s actively harmed their political chances. There is no doubt that liberals believe what they’re selling. They…

Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Continue So Long As Pelosi Is In Charge

“What we are doing right now is not working,” Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said following the 2016 elections. “Under our current leadership, Democrats have been reduced to our smallest congressional minority since 1929. This should indicate to all of us that keeping our leadership unchanged will simply lead to more disappointment in future elections.” Nearly two-thirds of Democrats in Congress apparently disagreed with Rep. Ryan, i.e. the number of Democrats who voted against Ryan in his upset bid to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. It seems the party was perfectly content to continue ignoring the working class communities…

Republicans Another Step Closer to Rebuilding American Health Cares

“It’s time to put up or shut up,” John Cornyn, the chief Republican vote counter in the Senate said of Mitch McConnell’s message to pass health care reform. “I think he’s right. We could talk about this endlessly and never reach a conclusion.” Repealing and replacing Obamacare is hard. Fundamentally transforming an enormous entitlement like Medicaid is incredibly difficult. Doing both with a narrow 52-48 majority that demands near consensus is an onerous proposition. And somehow accomplishing all of those things while navigating the complex rules for budget reconciliation, which limits what can be addressed in the bill without being…

Democrats Made the Ossoff Race Too Big to Fail, And Then They Failed

Democrat Jon Ossoff’s loss in the Georgia House special election should be a loud and clear wake up call for Democrats that their message is not working. Like a degenerate gambler who just doesn’t know when to stop, national Democrats poured tens of millions of dollars into Ossoff’s coffers, believing that he was the horse that was going to carry them to victory in Georgia and lead the charge toward capturing the House in 2018. In short, he wasn’t. And it was an embarrassing blow for Democrats. Ossify raised more money than any House candidate in history, more than $24…

The Congressional Baseball Shooting Must Unite Us, Not Further Divide Us

Democrats won Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game decisively, beating the Republicans by a final score of 11-2. But the score didn’t matter in the least. What mattered was gather to honor Republicans’ missing second baseman, Rep. Steve Scalise, who was still in critical condition after being wounded by a gunman at practice in Alexandria, Va. What mattered was that the game—a century old bipartisan ritual—was being played. “By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy,” President Trump said in a videotaped statement. “The game…

Is College Worth It? Increasingly, the Answer is No

Is college worth it? Throughout history the answer has been a resounding ‘yes!’ A college degree has the gateway to success for every generation, a piece of paper that has largely ensured relative financial comfort. Increasingly, however, some are finding that, at best, the value of a college education is diminishing, and at worst, it’s a financial weight around their neck. The cost of college has been rising inexorably for decades, a problem made worse by stagnating wages. “In the last 20 years, tuition has increased in real dollars, after taking inflation into account, more than 100 percent at public…

Democrats Are On a Witch Hunt, Not a Search for the Truth

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and reaffirmed what was already coming into focus: That there is absolutely no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to alter the 2016 election. “Let me state this clearly: I have never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election,” Sessions said under oath. “Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, and…

The Real “Single Payer” Is You, the Taxpayer

Democrats, like lemmings following their leader head-first off a cliff, are apparently wont to plunge to their political death. Nothing else could explain their newfound embrace of so-called single payer health care, a policy idea that even Hillary Clinton said “will never, ever come to pass.” And with good reason. Single payer health care is a terrifically awful idea that Democrats are spending a good amount of time these days convincing themselves is a brilliant one. Ben Tulchin and Ben Krompak reports for the Sacramento Bee that the idea is quickly becoming a litmus test for the party. Following California’s…