Why Wendy Davis Was a Disastrous Texas Gubernatorial Candidate

Ross Douthat: . . . It should be said, and many people are saying it, that Davis and her team ran a poorer-than-expected campaign overall, and that the allegedly-brilliant team running the Democrats’ new Texas ground game were not in fact so brilliant. But the more important issue, surely, is that the Democrats decided that it made …

Obamacare: The Hits Keep On Coming

Obamacare and employment are not a match made in Heaven: A historically high number of people will be locked out of the workforce by 2021, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. President Barack Obama's signature health-care law will contribute to this phenomenon, the CBO said, citing new estimates that the Affordable Care …

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, …

On Obamacare, When Will the Dishonesty Stop?

Today, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi took to the airwaves in order to defend the increasingly indefensible Affordable (ha!) Care Act, and to claim that she never misled anyone about the effects of the law back when she was speaker, and trying to pass it: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday neither she nor …

Congressional Republicans Are NOT Retreating. They Are Simply Advancing in Reverse. And Don’t Anyone Dare Claim Otherwise.

Those who carefully peruse this op-ed by Paul Ryan will find upon careful reading--or via the Ctrl-F option--that the word "Obamacare" is not used once by Ryan. In writing on how Republicans and the Obama administration can come to some sort of agreement that will get the government open again, Ryan proposes the following: Here …