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Obama to Clog Alaska Oil Drilling + More – Daily Digest

January 26, 2015 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.” –Thomas Jefferson, Note in Destutt de Tracy, 1816 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Obama to Clog Alaska Oil Drilling It’s come to the point where the executive branch, with the swoop of […]

Obama Once Worried About Immigration’s Toll on U.S. Workers + More – Daily Digest

November 17, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” –James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Obama Once Worried About Immigration’s Toll on U.S. […]

Another Shooting in Ferguson … Again + More – Daily Digest

October 10, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping […]

August Jobs Numbers Disappoint + More – Daily Digest

September 5, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “It is not possible that any state should long remain free, where Virtue is not supremely honored.” –Samuel Adams, Letter to Joseph Warren, 1775 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS August Jobs Numbers Disappoint Just when the media was ready to fire off the confetti for another month with more than 200,000 […]

The Next ObamaCare Disasters

April 18, 2014 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ On Friday the president used the long-awaited resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to again claim victory for his namesake health law. “She got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said. Right. Sorry, there is plenty of more bad news ahead. It’s not called SebeliusCare, and she wasn’t […]

Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary After Obamacare’s Shaky Start

April 11, 2014 by


By Ken McIntyre ~ Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, nine days after President Obama trumpeted the news that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare by the first deadline despite a near-calamitous rollout of the health care law under her leadership. Some White House watchers noted at the time that […]

Obama Makes Insurance Company Bailout Bigger Despite Public Outrage

March 21, 2014 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Some people insist ObamaCare is here to stay. Nonsense. President Obama is dismantling it himself, lawlessly hacking off  provisions as they  become unpopular in order to minimize Democratic losses in the fall election. Health reform be damned. Gone is the Washington definition of “essential benefits” that plans must include. Gone is […]

Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects Of You

March 19, 2014 by


By Amy Payne ~ If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you. Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of Rhode Island are counting on you to nag your kids into signing up for Obamacare? Good old-fashioned guilt and annoyance—that’s the ticket, apparently. But just giving your kids a […] Now ‘Much Worse’ + More – Daily Digest

January 21, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[C]onsidering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.” –George Mason, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Now ‘Much Worse’ Former Marine Corps cyberwarfare expert David Kennedy has been testing […]

Even in Spanish, a Mess

January 14, 2014 by


By Ericka Andersen ~ Thought you were done with bulk of problems stemming from Think again. Even as problems still abound on the English side, new reports show that the Spanish-language version of is causing its own headaches. Released two months late, includes confusing language scattered in both English and Spanish on […]

Sen. Udall’s Attempts To Bully Colorado Insurance Division Over Health Policy Cancellations Gets Only Grudging National Notice

January 12, 2014 by


By Tom Blumer ~ Bullying by staffers of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has denied knowledge of their actions when they were taken, is a national news obsession. Bullying by staffers of Colorado Senator Mark Udall — which the Senator has acknowledged and is defending — is barely a blip. The story, first reported […]

Should Elected Officials Be Exempt From The Affordable Care Act?

January 11, 2014 by


By Darlene Casella ~ Algernon Sidney wrote about the rule of law in the 17th Century.  Law must be applied equally and impartially to all individuals and not be subject to “mitigation or interpretation” by the ruler.     Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande of California, Congressmen Ron DeSantis of […]

Obama Affordable Care Act Hurts Twice As Many As It Helps

January 10, 2014 by


By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ In 2014, 25 million to 30 million Americans who have employer-provided health insurance are likely to lose it, thanks to ObamaCare’s requirement that all plans cover what Washington deems “essential benefits.” Some employers will consider that unaffordable and drop coverage altogether, when their current, less-expensive plans expire over the course of the year. These […]

AP, NYT, And Politico Ignore ‘Serious High-risk Findings’ At, Security Officer’s No-Go Recommendation

December 22, 2013 by


By Tom Blumer ~ Friday morning, CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson reported that Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “told Congress there have been two, serious high-risk findings since the website’s launch.” Further, Fryer “told congressional interviewers that she explicitly recommended denial of the website’s Authority […]

Right Hook Dec. 16, 2013

December 17, 2013 by


You Can’t Have Your Plan HHS quietly dropped another ObamaCare bomb Saturday morning, admitting that 15,000 signups on never got to insurers in the first few weeks of the rollout. That number doesn’t include those for whom incorrect information was sent to insurers – the Washington Post estimates that 10% of applications had errors. […]

How To Help Uninsured Americans

December 17, 2013 by


By Amy Payne ~ Two of the problems Obamacare promised to solve were getting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and helping the uninsured get coverage. Last week, we talked about how Heritage’s alternative to Obamacare would help people with pre-existing conditions. Today, let’s talk about the uninsured. Obamacare’s promise of insuring all Americans isn’t […]

PolitiFact’s “Lie Of The Year” Goes To Obama For “If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It”

December 13, 2013 by


By Amy Payne ~ President Obama has been awarded a dishonorable distinction: “Lie of the Year” from a usually left-leaning fact-checking website. PolitiFact declared today that the President’s now-infamous Obamacare claim, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” topped its list of 2013 falsehoods. “As cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 […]

IBD Poll: 65 Percent Of Americans Oppose Bailing Out Insurers If Obamacare Can’t Draw Enough Young Customers

December 9, 2013 by


By Tim Graham ~ The front page of Friday’s Investor’s Business Daily carried bad polling news for Obamacare. John Merline reported: “The public overwhelmingly opposes any ObamaCare bailout of the insurance industry, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll found, even as the Obama administration is paving the way to do just that.” You might not see this […]

52 Percent Of Americans Want Congress To Repeal Or Scale Back Obamacare

December 8, 2013 by


By Rob Bluey ~ A new Gallup poll reveals that a majority of Americans remain strongly opposed to Obamacare — 52 percent want Congress to either repeal the law entirely or scale it back. That’s an increase of 2 percentage points from mid-October. Gallup’s latest poll was conducted Dec. 3-4, just as Obama launched his […]

Mission Accomplished – or Not + More – Wednesday Digest

December 4, 2013 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it.” –James Madison GOVERNMENT & POLITICS Mission Accomplished – or Not The 2008 presidential campaign never really ended for Barack Obama – everything he does and says is a political calculation or stump speech, and this […]

The Macy’s Parade And Obamacare

November 29, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an extraordinary logistical achievement when you consider how many bands are involved, how long it must take to make the remarkable floats and, of course, the famed balloons. I marveled, too, at the remarkable timing of the parade in which each unit occupied a specific […]

Will “Crossfire” Drop Cutter Over Lies?

November 18, 2013 by


By Cliff Kincaid ~ Sean Higgins, a senior writer for the Washington Examiner, points out that CNN’s Stephanie Cutter, who served as President Obama’s deputy campaign manager in 2012, had echoed Obama’s false claim that Obamacare would protect those people who wanted to keep their health insurance plans. Cutter was a member of Obama’s “truth […]

Politico’s Purdum: Obama Had To Lie To Pass ACA Because Public Couldn’t Handle ‘Unpleasant Truths’

November 18, 2013 by


By Tom Blumer ~ In a pathetic analyis piece at the Politico on Friday morning, Politico’s Todd S. Purdum engaged in egregious excuse-making driven by a de facto admission that the Affordable Care Act would never have passed if the public had been told the truth about what was in it. This is the same […]

Is Obama Brilliant Or Stupid?

November 17, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The debate that is constantly swirling around the Internet’s many websites and blogs is whether Barack Obama is brilliant or stupid? Like most of the nation, opinions are fairly divided between those who think he is an evil genius and others who think he is an imbecile. When people start to […]