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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


  • Get Ready for the New Investment Tax

    “Until this week, investors were waiting to see what the Supreme Court would do about the 3.8 percentage-point surtax on investment income, part of President Obama's health-care overhaul. The Internal Revenue Service hasn't yet released guidance on ...
  • Sweet icing on a rotten cake

    “Government-run health care rationing will cost lives” From physician's point of view - FULL STORY ...
  • Obamatax Apologists

    “According to today's United States Supreme Court ruling, ObamaCare is just a massive tax increase. The Democrats misled the American people and so did President Obama about this specific issue.” I think 'misled' is just a tad shy of ...
  • Roberts Steals a Move From John Marshall's Playbook

    “So the president was ready for the Court to break right or break left. But instead, Chief Justice Roberts juked. He agreed with the challengers that the mandate couldn't be justified under the Commerce Clause or even the Necessary and Proper Clause...
  • The once and always community organizer

    “ Really, Mr. President? Are you and your campaign team that pompous, arrogant and cash-strapped that you have sunk so low as to create a registry where die-hard Democrats getting married or celebrating an anniversary can request that family and fr...
  • Why You Should Love Grasshopper Tacos and Kelp Pasta

    “How overcoming the yuck factor can help save the world. A growing number of people are beginning to recognize that bugs, such as mealworms, grasshoppers, and crickets, may be the ultimate sustainable protein source. In fact, in January 2012, the...
  • Should Tenure for College Professors Be Abolished?

    “At some point, discussions about the quality of higher education in the U.S. come around to the subject of tenure. And the disagreement could hardly be more stark.” Not only should teachers not be guaranteed employment for life throu...
  • ‘Clean energy’ is money wasted

    “Blackjack pros like doubling down; it’s a chance to profit from newly acquired relevant information. Whether that logic applies to the U.S. government’s energy bets, however, is a different story. What we’ve learned so far suggests that the p...
  • Obama hails ruling as win for ‘middle class’; justices hand tax issue to GOP

    “The Supreme Court handed President Obama a major political victory on his signature health care issue Thursday, but the justices also provided Republicans with a sharper campaign issue by defining the law’s individual mandate as a tax.” ...
  • Court Backs Obama on Health Law

    “In a Surprise Ruling, Chief Justice Sides With Liberals to Uphold Insurance Mandate; Republicans to Press for Repeal” The WSJ's reporting on the Supreme Court ruling - FULL STORY ...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obama’s health-care law

    “The teaser headline that the WAPO published: "With ruling, Democrats win health-care fight" Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday joined the Supreme Court’s liberals to save the heart of President Obama’s landmark health-care law, a...
  • Obama Wins the Battle, Roberts Wins the War

    “The chief justice’s canny move to uphold the Affordable Care Act while gutting the Commerce Clause.” The strategic importance of the Supreme Court ruling is shared and is a must read - FULL STORY ...
  • Why Roberts did it

    It’s the judiciary’s Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of Obamacare. How? By pulling off one of the great constitutional finesses of all time. He managed to uphold...
  • It's Up to the Voters Now

    “The last chance to stop ObamaCare is in November.” Yep ... no less than our American way of life and fundamental individual freedoms are on the line in November. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority, “It is not...
  • Conservatives’ consolation prize

    “Conservatives won a substantial victory Thursday. The physics of American politics — actions provoking reactions — continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John G. Roberts...
  • Roberts strikes balance with ‘tax’ interpretation

    “Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. ignored President Obama’s words and thereby found a way to uphold the president’s health care law in Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling.” Hmm .. a new tax, something every American supports, right...
  • Obamacare 101

    “Art Thompson takes you into the new healthcare law. He identifies a pattern of government broken promises, revealing that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Find out what's really in the new law and what you can expect lo...
  • House holds Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents

    “The House on Thursday cited Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt of Congress in a historic vote weighted with political significance — though it does little to break the stalemate over his decision to withhold documents regarding the ...
  • House Vote Finds Holder in Contempt

    “The House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress and prepared to open a legal battle that could test presidential and lawmakers' constitutional powers.” This issue is of National importance, hence...
  • House votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt

    “The House of Representatives voted Thursday to make Eric H. Holder Jr. the first sitting attorney general held in contempt of Congress in U.S. history after he withheld documents that Republican lawmakers demanded as part of an investigation into a...

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