Hillary Clinton’s Political Pain Hasn’t Ended

To wit . . . Democrats are panicking about the state of her campaign. The Associated Press is suing the State Department in an effort to gain access to Clinton's e-mails. This alone guarantees continued press interest in this story, which means that the story is not going away. "Tuesday, Hillary Clinton projected the stoicism of …

Jonathan Gruber’s Self-Immolation and Its Policy Consequences

Jonathan Gruber is utterly and completely destroying himself, and is providing massive amounts of ammunition to anti-Obamacare forces. Neat trick, especially considering the fact that he got paid nearly half a million dollars in order to both design Obamacare, and also sell it to the masses. Consider the latest video that has come out regarding Gruber's …

Obamacare and the Setback in Civics

Once again, if a Republican president did this kind of thing, we would be complaining about an imperial presidency: For the second time in a year, the Obama administration is giving certain employers extra time before they must offer health insurance to almost all their full-time workers. Under new rules announced Monday by Treasury Department …

The State of Speechmaking about the State of the Union

Last night's State of the Union address was replete with platitudes, buzzwords, lame rhetorical tricks, and the same old same old. There was nothing, new, path-breaking or consequential that came out of it. Given former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs's admission that President Obama "stopped trying to change Washington years ago," I suppose that none of …

Obama-Induced Intellectual Whiplash

Ron Fournier continues to have the Obamaphiles' number: For months, the White House and its allies mocked critics of Barack Obama's leadership, arguing that no president has "Green Lantern" superhero powers. Now these same people are predicting that Obama can salvage his agenda by waving a magical "pen and phone." The contradiction illustrates how far partisans will …

Revolutionary Thought of the Day

If a presidential event is good enough to be covered by official White House photographers, it should be good enough to be covered by the press corps. Assuming, of course, that all of this talk about being "the most transparent administration in history" is meant to be taken seriously.

“Sorry” Seems to Be the Hardest Word

This latest Obamacare update features a semi-apology from the president of the United States: President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they …

If It Is a Day Whose Name Ends with the Letter “Y,” It’s Time to Write about Obamacare Failures

The president of the United States believes that in the Internet age, he can still flush his narrative about Obamacare down the memory hole. I am glad that Ron Fournier is on the case to keep this from happening, but the fact that the White House tried to rewrite history ought to disturb honest people: …