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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    American Avatar: A Discussion of the Many Images of the United States

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    American exceptionalism is term that sticks in the craw of many foreigners. “Aren’t all countries exceptional?” they say. At the same time, though, most people around the world have a collection of images that they associate with America as well as a deep fascination with all things American. As remarked … More

    Obama to Medvedev: "Give Me Space" on Missile Defense

    Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev at nuclear summit in South Korea.

    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President … More

    Monday's Obamacare Argument: A Taste of Things to Come

    The biggest news from the Supreme Court’s oral argument on Obamacare today is that no justice indicated he or she would be troubled reaching the merits of the larger constitutional challenges to the law. The issue today was whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) would bar the Court from considering the … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day One

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    Monday marked the first day of oral arguments being heard by the Supreme Court for and against Obamacare. The question today was whether or not the plaintiffs are precluded from challenging individual mandate due to the Anti-Injunction Act, and, tangentially, whether the individual mandate penalty is a tax, as the … More

    India's Latest Scandal: $210 Billion of Nonsense

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    Two years ago, the United States Department of Defense “discovered” mineral deposits in Afghanistan—gold, iron, copper, cobalt—that it claimed were worth almost $1 trillion. Actually, the deposits were worth almost nothing, they had previously been worth almost nothing, and they are still worth almost nothing. They will have value only … More

    VIDEO: Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker Sen. John Barrasso Fights Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of government’s … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Comes before the Supreme Court

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    Rare is the occasion when the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather to hear three days of arguments, and rarer still is when it is for a case like Obamacare — one that cuts to the core of the Constitution and whose outcome could fundamentally alter the role … More

    Obamacare at the Court: Day 1

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    This morning, shortly after 10 am, Chief Justice John Roberts will open oral argument in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida on the issue of whether challenges to ObamaCare’s individual mandate are barred at this time by the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA).  The AIA requires individuals challenging most … More

    Attention, Obamacare Court Watchers: Synchronize Watches... Now!

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    Six hours of oral argument will be conducted in four sessions, spread over three days.  That’s what the Supreme Court has allocated for the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The arguments begin Monday, as attorneys representing 26 states, the National Federation … More

    Chart of the Week: Obamacare's 17 New Taxes

    Taxed Enough Already? Just wait until Obamacare kicks in

    Americans who feel overtaxed already are in store for a shocker: Obamacare will add 17 new taxes or penalties for a whopping cost of $502 billion over its first 10 years. This week’s chart illustrates the new taxes and offers a year-by-year rundown of their annual costs. These taxes will … More