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    New Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Are No Reason to Pop the Champagne

    To hear the White House tell it, you’d think that Obamacare is going swimmingly. Liberals are cheering the new Obamacare enrollment numbers that for the first time exceeded the Congressional Budget Office’s projection of 1.06 million for the month of January. “We think that what is happening is what we … More

    Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?

    House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan—and it sounds remarkably like amnesty for illegal immigrants. While avoiding key phrases like “path to citizenship,” the ideas put forth by congressional leaders this week would give legal status to people who are here illegally. It … More

    2014 Index of Economic Freedom: Five Points You Should Know

    The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom, published jointly by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, was released on January 14, 2014 in Hong Kong and Washington, DC. Here are five key points you should take away. The 2014 Index, our 20th anniversary edition, shows … More

    This Is Not a Ranking We Should Be Proud Of

    Would you want to live in a country that is losing freedom? How about a country that has lost ground in property rights and become more corrupt? If you’re an American, you’re living there. The 20th anniversary edition of the Index of Economic Freedom reveals that the United States has … More

    She Lost Her Health Plan, But Won't Take a Government Handout

    Like millions of other Americans, Charlene Hopkins, a 52-year-old working mother from Washington, will lose her health care plan because of Obamacare. In her quest to find affordable insurance, Hopkins turned to Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s Obamacare exchange. But once there, she discovered something alarming: she wasn’t able to choose … More

    How President Obama Is Killing Jobs

    Five years on and President Obama still refuses to assume responsibility for his woeful economic record. The buck stops with Republicans, other countries, changes in the weather, etc.—anywhere but the Oval Office. Of course, it’s not new having a chief executive who refuses to admit failure. What is rare is … More

    Administration Caught in New Obamacare Dilemma

    Remember sequestration? Those automatic budget cuts that went into effect when Congress failed to do real budgeting a couple of years ago? It’s hitting Obamacare now. Both laws have been around for awhile, but the Obama Administration hasn’t done anything to prepare for their collision. The cuts are hitting a … More

    Obamacare's Insurance Exchange "Glitches"

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on the latest “Obamacare” glitch to emerge—this one striking at the heart of the law’s coverage expansions: Less than two weeks before the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul, the government’s software can’t reliably determine how much people need to … More

    No Punishment for Bankruptcy?

    As Congress continues to deal with the “too big to fail” issue, it would do well to recognize that bankruptcy does not automatically equate with criminal behavior. Sunday’s New York Times ran a story detailing how Wall Street regulators have essentially “thrown in the towel” (at least for now) on … More

    Fueling Cronyism

    No one knows how much ethanol Americans would use if the fuel didn’t receive preferential treatment. Would we use any at all? We do know it has drawbacks as compared to gasoline. Ethanol has less energy, so it reduces fuel efficiency and increases costs. It can damage small engines such … More