In recent weeks, the mayor and his allies on the Board of Supervisors have been pushing “privatizing” Harding Park. Harding, they say, cost $23.6 million to rebuild, is operating at a loss and has debt to repay — so it should now be turned over to an outside operator. Nothing could be further from the truth! Read More
Amid President Barack Obama’s push to trim government and private-sector spending on health care, one drugmaker is lobbying hard to extend the patent protection of a costly drug — an extension that could cost taxpayers and patients $1 billion. Read More
So this is what “change we can believe in” done the Chicago way really looks like: President Barack Obama and his White House capos muscling recalcitrant opponents and promising to crush those who don’t get in line. Read More
There’s no better place to get a healthy dose of what I call “Lib-think” than an American college campus.
“Lib-think” is the reasoning — if it can be classified as such — that liberals use to justify some things they have no darned business trying to justify. Read More
By Stan Brock just wants to help. The former co-star of “Wild Kingdom” wants to deliver free medical, dental and vision care to the poor. Whereas most politicians talk about “bending the cost curve” in health care, Brock simply wants to break it — to provide care free of charge, at the hands of unpaid volunteer doctors and dentists using donated equipment. Read More
It’s proving harder than I expected to shake off the image of White House Communications Director Anita Dunn praising Mao Zedong at a commencement speech in June. Read More
Once major players in Washington, D.C., divide up our health and health care decision-making power, particularly the $2.5 trillion in annual spending, they will declare the crisis over and the nation’s health saved. Don’t believe them — just take a look at who wins. Read More
Only belatedly is the old media recognizing the Honduras situation as an important story, and although they are increasingly covering it, many persist in repeating the canard that former President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by a coup. (In fact, President Zelaya, in effect, removed himself by violating the Honduran Constitution, which explicitly states that such violation automatically removes him from office.)
President Barack Obama still has not announced his plans for closing the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, but his strategy may involve charging detainees in federal court, an approach that has serious risks.
For a feminist party, Democrats have a problem with women, or rather, with one certain type: young and/or youngish, cute and/or stunning, with good hair, many children and outspoken center-right views.
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman (dark hair, with five children) first roused the beast, and misogynist instincts. Now there’s Liz Cheney, (blond, with five children), whom they themselves have made into a star. Read More