12:23 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN Read more...
Last month, Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor told NBC News that he believed his Republican opponent, congressman Tom Cotton, has a "sense of entitlement" with regard to Pryor's Senate seat. Cotton is a first-term congressman and Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, while Pryor is a two-term senator and the son of a former senator and governor of Arkansas.
The Senate minority leader seeks majority opinions. Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31 • By TERRY EASTLAND
"This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions. In fact, this is a great Supreme Court.”
Of course, President Obama, this great Supreme Court’s greatest scold, didn’t say that. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell did, in an interview last week in the wake of the Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC).
How will the Court decide Hobby Lobby? Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31 • By ADAM J. WHITE
We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set forth our rights. But it’s not nearly that simple: Our government’s structure—its federalism and its separation of powers—was devised not just to promote energetic government, but also to secure individual liberty.
5:11 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Charles Murray says an event he was scheduled to speak at was postponed at the last minute because the university was worried about "hurting our faculty and students of color." The event was supposed to take place tomorrow at Azusa Pacific University.
4:57 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
This ought to be an easy one for the White House which has been petitioned to take action in a matter of national importance that ought to be a political slam dunk. The people on one side are all too young to vote and those on the other are full of passionate intensity (to borrow a phrase) in support of …
3:16 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By ALEX VUCKOVIC
The attempts of defenders of Obamacare to rouse the American people in favor of the doomed monstrosity have become more desperate and bizarre. The most recent example is taking place in Florida, where the sudden death of a young uninsured woman is being cited as an indictment of the Republican-controlled state legislature for refusing to approve the Medicaid expansion so generously being offered by the feds. If the woman in question had access to federally-mandated Medicaid, they argue, she would of course have gone in for preventative screening which would have revealed her cardiac abnormality and somehow saved her life. Once again, heartless Republicans are causing the death of innocents.
1:20 PM, Apr 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senior writer John McCormack joined Greta van Susteren's political panel Monday on Fox News to discuss the protest at the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, in this week's issue, the Scrapbook writes about the problems with Cliven Bundy's cause:
8:47 AM, Apr 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has a new 30-second ad out taking on the Democratic line that Republicans like her are waging a "war on women." Land is facing Democratic congressman Gary Peters in November, and Peters has criticized Land's opposition to the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act.
"Congressman Gary Peters and his buddies want you to believe I'm waging a war on women," Land says in the ad. "Really? Think about that for a moment." Land gives the viewer some time. Watch the video below:
8:26 AM, Apr 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Keystone pipeline has been under study for five years and will be studied further. It will be built, or scuttled, when the politics are right.
Not as deft as Carney’s skillet flipping abilities.
7:18 AM, Apr 22, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
A few months ago when Obamacare was in free fall, many were left scratching their heads when the Democrats were touting stay-at-home motherhood as one of the perks of Obamacare.
5:33 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the freshman Democratic senator from Massachusetts, did not say whether or not she thought her fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton, would make a good president. ABC News's David Muir asked Warren the question in an interview airing Monday night on ABC.
"Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?" Muir asked.
"I think Hillary Clinton is terrific," Warren said. "We've gotta stay focused on these issues right now."
1:12 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Back when the Obama administration needed a little help selling the Affordable Care Act, (then) HHS Secretary Sebelius made a few calls. Friendly, no doubt, in tone, suggesting that a contribution might be helpful.
10:51 AM, Apr 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama declared everyone "a winnner" at the White House Easter Egg Roll:
9:54 AM, Apr 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Affordable Care Act was designed and written chiefly by lawyers – Congress is full of them and if you throw a rock in Washington, you’ll hit one – so it is not so very surprising that among its effects is a trend among doctors to work fast and bill by the hour.
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