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    Majority of Small Businesses Will See Health Premium Rate Hike Because of Obamacare

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary last week released with little fanfare a report that is shaking up the debate over Obamacare’s impact on the economy, according to The Wall Street Journal. The federal actuarial report predicted that 65 percent of small businesses will see … More

    CBO Again Repeats Faulty Methodology to Estimate Impact of Stimulus

    There they go again. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released yet another report on the beneficial impacts on the economy of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus. This latest one uses the same faulty methodology CBO used in prior reports. The CBO report follows closely on the heels of a similarly … More

    Holder Is Wrong. State Attorneys General Should Defend Current Marriage Laws.

    In an interview published in the New York Times yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder argued, according to the Times, that “state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory” and “said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend … More

    Obamacare's Dumping Ground

    If President Obama—or anyone else—is expecting that Medicaid will be Obamacare’s salvation, look elsewhere. The president said last week that “We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion.” But even The Washington Post’s “fact checker” gave President … More

    Sorry, Obamacare: Private Health Exchange Captures Young Adults

    As Obamacare marketers step up efforts to enroll more young adults,  private health exchange eHealth announced that four out of every 10 of its new customers in the final quarter of 2013 were in that coveted category. According to Kaiser Health News, eHealth CEO Gary Lauer said in an earnings call … More

    WATCH: "Finding Mr. Righteous" Author Speaks at The Bloggers Briefing

    Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky will speak at The Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday to share an update on conservative groups being targeted by the IRS and the agency’s new attempt to silence nonprofit advocacy groups. Two weeks ago, committees in the House heard testimony from several conservative leaders … More

    Network Gives Hillary Clinton Direct Access to Hispanic Americans

    Is the largest Spanish-language network boosting a likely candidate two years removed from the 2016 presidential election? It’s certainly looking that way, and the media are turning a blind eye. According to reports, possible presidential aspirant and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is entering into a partnership with Univision—the … More

    Ashton Kutcher and the Regulatory Burden

    Ashton Kutcher, an entrepreneur and popular actor, denounced heavy-handed regulation in a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kutcher is a managing partner of the investment fund A-Grade Investments. One company his fund has invested in is Uber, the app-based service that connects drivers with passengers. Uber is rapidly expanding … More

    Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

    The Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its legal boundaries and expertise to assault the free speech rights of nonprofit advocacy groups, but the public can put the IRS in its place by commenting in the next few days, campaign finance experts and journalists assembled at The Heritage Foundation said. The … More

    Obama's Austerity Myth

    The Obama administration put out the word this weekend that the president’s new budget will end several years of “austerity” in Washington. Come again? Austerity? Since 2009, federal borrowing has skyrocketed by $6 trillion. This year’s budget deficit is expected to fall to somewhere near $500 billion, which sadly is … More