The Court’s Decision Doesn’t Change the Fact that Obamacare is Broken

Obamacare has survived yet another run in with the Supreme Court. Fortunately for the law’s proponents, each case comes with a diminishing sense of intrigue and concern, the result of a Court that appears willing to bend rules and redefine words in order to protect the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s willingness to bend over…
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Senate Democrats Continue to Thwart the “Right Thing To Do” Approach to Governance

Senate Republicans, led by new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, entered 2015 with a simple goal: Get the Senate working again. “It’s time to change the business model,” he said earlier this year. “We need to return to regular order. We need to get committees working again. Sometimes, it’s going to mean working more often. Sometimes,…
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Republicans Working to Improve Lives of the Disabled and the Program That Serves Them

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of course, that hasn’t stopped anyone. Regardless of entitlement, Washington’s pundit class all too willingly opts for their own facts, skewing debate and muting political discourse as a result. That’s why I was chagrined, though not surprised, to…
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President Obama’s Deeply Unserious Budget

President Obama has made an art form out of trolling. Nearly every “major” policy announcement the White House has made over the last several years has been little more than a blatant attempt to enflame the GOP’s base, at which point Democrats just sit around and watch marshmallows as conservatives burn with fury. He did…
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Republicans’ First Goal: Win Back Voters’ Trust in Washington

Voters sent a crucial message in last week’s midterms: They want change. Unfortunately, President Obama and Democrats didn’t seem to be listening. They’re already advocating the same tired agenda and maintaining the same leadership that developed it. It wasn’t always clear that the Republican Party would properly interpret the results either. After all, it’s difficult…
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Border Bill: House Acts, Obama Yaps

President Obama, a lame-duck president through and through, took the lazy route (also known as the unconstitutional route) for operating the executive branch. Rather than forge legislative consensus, or work across the aisle to find common ground, or build relationships and coalitions with lawmakers, or even just attempt to do any of that stuff, the…
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Keystone Pipeline Delayed Again, Because Politics

The Obama Administration has once again punted a final decision of the much-ballyhooed Keystone XL pipeline until after the contentious 2014 elections. This is not the first time this White House has refused to make a decision for political reasons. In 2011, Obama delayed the decision until after the 2012 presidential elections, citing the fact…
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America Wants Bipartisan Sitdown, Not Democrat Shutdown

Days into the federal government shutdown of the federal government the Obama Administration’s strategy for breaking the impasse has become abundantly clear: Make life as painful as possible for Americans. It’s called “The Washington Monument Syndrome,” no really it has a name, and it’s a political tactic designed to shut down visible, popular services to…
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Memo to Obama: Solving the Deficit Requires Leadership, Not Partisanship

In hindsight it seems patently absurd, a fleeting anachronism of a president that no longer exists. People rarely remember that just months after taking office President Obama, the spender-in-chief himself, called a “Fiscal Irresponsibility Summit” to, in the words of the Washington Post, “bring together a variety of voices on solving the long term problems…
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