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Mixed outcomes for “Obamacare” ruling

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Political Commentary

In a 5-4 decision this morning the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the “Affordable Care Act”—aka Obamacare—specifying that this is only the case if the penalty for not buying insurance is understood as a tax. Obama adamantly argued in 2009 that it was not a tax, but since his Solicitor General did take up that definition as a possibility in his argument to the Supreme Court it doesn’t really matter what Obama stated previously. […]

Did the Supreme Court just end the NRA?

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Political Commentary / Society & Culture

News came out yesterday of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision supporting the long-advocated position of the National Rifle Association: the ownership of the means of self-defense—including guns—is a basic right of all individuals. The drafters of the Constitution, having first-hand experience in the protecting their families and property from foreign and domestic enemies, viewed the Second Amendment as an essential component in the preservation of a free society. Two years ago, the Court ruled that […]

The problems and future of the Health Care fiasco

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Political Commentary / Society & Culture

219 for,… 212 against. Hurrah for bipartisanship! I’m not a big Glenn Beck fan, but this morning in his radio show he made an excellent point: The only thing bipartisan about this health care bill was its opposition. Aside from the list of complaints about the bill, the immense difficulty that Democrats have had in getting this thing passed, even with a significant majority in both houses of Congress, is enough to inflict strong doubts […]