“On the campaign trail, especially during his heated primary battle ..., Lee offered glimpses of a truly radical vision of the U.S. Constitution, one that sees the document as divinely inspired and views much of what the federal government currently does as unconstitutional.”The Lee referred to is Mike Lee, a 39-year old Republican from Utah … Continue reading Mike Lee, a sign of the times?
Even as the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act continue to make their way through the courts, states continue to try to pass laws that would exempt them from compliance. Florida, the lead state in one of the lawsuits, is also trying to pass such a law.Actually, it’s trying to change the … Continue reading Nothing better to do?
I’m often struck by the way conventional wisdom is accepted as fact. But conventional wisdom is not necessarily true. A recent Time magazine article called “The Uncertainty Principle” by Zackary Karabell reviews the conventional wisdom that businesses aren’t hiring because of uncertainty about government policy:The best expression of this thesis came from the U.S. Chamber … Continue reading Challenging conventional wisdom
If you’ve been depressed about last week’s election results, and the punditry and promises that followed, you might enjoy this Slate.com piece as much as I did. It’s titled “Pelosi’s Triumph: Democrats didn't lose the battle of 2010. They won it.” by William Saletan, Slate's national correspondent. Here are some excerpts:Democrats have lost the House, … Continue reading An interesting take on the election results
Since Tuesday’s elections, the leaders of the new House and Senate majorities have trumpeted their intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or at least cut off its funding (although they haven’t said how they’d make up the cost savings that would be lost). I must admit, the saber-rattling was getting to me.The country does … Continue reading Can the Republicans really kill health care reform?
Well, it’s over. Nationally, I’m incredibly worried about the next two (and six) years. One of the first things Congress will tackle is the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Will they be extended? And if so, will that help the struggling recovery, or just add to the deficit? And speaking of the recovery – … Continue reading Moving forward
Well, tomorrow is Election Day. It goes without saying that if you haven’t voted yet, please be sure to do so!The latest polls still show Crist ahead of Meek, but one (Sunshine State News) does show that Meek may be pulling a bit of support from Crist. Most polls continue to say that a Rubio … Continue reading Tomorrow is Election Day