Anatomy of Craziness–Monday Night Massacre Edition

Today, Monday, January 30, 2017, has seen yet more insanity perpetrated on the country by the Trump administration, which continues to be determined to prove itself the worst thing to have ever happened to American politics. First off, let it be noted that the Trump travel ban/Muslim ban was both stupid and evil: Let’s start …

The Supreme Court Bats .500. Legal and Political Analysis Follows.

The United States Supreme Court has come out with two major opinions, in as many days. The first concerned Barack Obama's health care law, and featured a bad outcome based on poor reasoning. The second concerned the issue of same-sex marriage and featured a laudable outcome based on less-than-good reasoning. We'll take the health care …

Recognizing the Reality of Climate Change

Jonathan Adler and Ronald Bailey are to be applauded for writing essays that work to convince the libertarian community that climate change is real and man-made.They argue that accepting the reality of man-made climate change does not mean that one is necessarily signing on to a particular set of policies, but on this point, I have to …

Rebuking Crazy Talk on the Supreme Court

Remember Paul Krugman's ridiculous comments regarding the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in King v. Burwell? Justice Elena Kagan--no one's idea of a right-wing jurist, of course--has something to say about them: Statements such as that of economics professor Paul Krugman’s argument in a New York Times column that the Court is corrupt, which was …

Peter Suderman on the Halbig Case

Earlier coverage of the Halbig case here. As Suderman points out, the challenge to the federal subsidies was entirely plausible and legitimate, and as a bonus, yet another court found that the Obama administration was in the process of breaking the law. As referenced in my earlier post, I know that there are people who …

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Federal Health Care Subsidies are Illegal

The text of the Affordable Care Act informs us--as Peter Suderman points out--that the ability to dole out subsidies are limited to "Exchange established by the State." It should therefore surprise precisely no one to find out that federal subsidies for Obamacare--subsidies which are not organized through "Exchange established by the State"--are illegal according to …

Unbelievably Enough, We Have News of Still More Obamacare Problems

Just unbelievable: It’s been a bad week for Obamacare.  Incredibly, the White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. This time, employers with between 50 to 99 employees who don’t already offer health insurance to their employees have until 2016 to comply with the shifting Obamacare requirements.  This latest delay represents …

Catching Up on More Bad Obamacare News

And I have a lot to catch up on; my blogging on this issue has fallen off as a consequence of both real life demands on my time, and sleep-deprivation. Let us examine the latest bulletins, none of which are good. Bruce Barcott is "[s]eething at a president I helped elect" after having his insurance canceled …

Obamacare Is Bringing Down the Obama Administration

With each passing day, the president's signature legislative achievement is becoming more and more of a liability for him and for his administration, politically. (We leave aside for the moment the policy liability that it is and always has been for the country.) Josh Kraushaar invites us to contemplate the previously unthinkable scenario of Democrats (yes, …