Morning Musings

Jonathan Pollard may be staying put. And that would be good. It truly is a ‘horrible idea‘. Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation yesterday to block entry to the United States of Iran’s new U.N. Ambassador pick. After several rounds of perfunctory indignation by several U.S. over NSA allegedly using a loophole in U.S. law, the …

Hospital Workers Go Without Pay for Weeks

Your government at work. Sort of. A few hours in to the new year and issues are already cropping up with ObamaCare. Health care workers are not being paid. The Weekly Standard reports that a Houston hospital has been unable to meet payroll for several weeks: The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed …

When Society and Individuals Give Up on One Another

If the following story fails to motivate you to do something about life, tough to see what will. Sanctioned by a court in England, government officials in Europe have pushed state power to an extreme. An allegedly mentally unstable pregnant was forcibly sedated and the pregnancy induced. Fifteen months later, the mother has yet to …

ObamaCare Needs to Be Shelved; Have Amazon Reform Healthcare

During a CNNe interview yesterday afternoon, we discussed the week in politics. It was a busy week, especially in the international realm with Secretary of State John Kerry cutting short his trip to the Middle East to join Geneva talk with the Iranian regime (be sure to read Yleem’s piece on the matter here). ObamaCare, …

GOP Needs the Energy and Support of the Tea Party Movement

We must be able to compromise with one another, before we can successfully reach agreements with Democrats. This idea, or principle, is something that I talked about frequently with friends and some foes during the past few weeks. Andrew McCarthy’s recent NRO piece says, in part “if the defund plan was delusional, the GOP establishment’s …

The Nation Needs More Ted Cruz, A Lot Less John McCain

A young clerk in the hotel I was staying at during a recent visit to Central America, asked me about the United States and our political system. We had a great conversation. Quite knowledgeable about our political system, he was especially fascinated by President Obama and his relationship with the Republicans, or what referred to …

Congressional Staff, Labor Unions, and ObamaCare, Some Angry Mail

A recent post on Congressional staff efforts to shield themselves from socialized medicine, generated a little more animus than I thought it would from colleagues on the Hill. Healthcare via exception, be it for labor unions or Congressional staff, is bad for the country. Amigos and amigas, I have no solutions the many good questions …