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…
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Republicans See the First Entitlement Reform in Decades Over the Finish Line

There is a lot wrong with Washington. Of that there can be no doubt. But there is a good case to be made that there is more wrong with the press entrusted to cover our nation’s capital. The perfect example (which in this case means the worst example) came last week when Congress passed one…
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Liberals Know We Have a Budget Problem, They Just Don’t Know How to Fix It

Some eccentrics have devoted years of their lives to searching for evidence of urban legends. Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. Chupacabra. Almost everyone considers them to be little more than myths; but some intrepid explorers have pressed on, encouraged by the faintest of evidence, driven by an uncommon faith. I too have spent years searching…
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Trustees’ Report: Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds Will Run Out by 2026

The Medicare Board of Trustees have released their annual report updating the status of Social Security and Medicare, the nation’s largest entitlement programs. The good news? It’s the most hopeful document the Trustees have released in years. Due to Obama’s cuts to Medicare and slowing growth in health care costs, Medicare’s trust fund is expected…
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A Day in the Life of an Entitlement Reformer

Finally, a liberal writer understands what it’s like to walk in a conservative’s shoes. Ezra Klein, the often thoughtful, generally wrong left-wing whiz kid for the Washington Post wrote a editorial entitled “The best reason to worry about the deficit.” In it Klein argued that the 1990s-era argument that deficits are bad because they crowded…
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Paul Ryan Outlines the New "Compassionate Conservatism"

“Compassionate conservatism” is making a comeback. Those words may not excite Republicans who have come to view them as an artful cipher for the contradiction in terms known as “big government conservatism.” But it is absolutely necessary in a political culture that has allowed Democrats to use the terms “compassion” and “spending” synonymously. Sadly, compassionate…
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