Advocates of President Obama's Affordable Care Act lament that their victory in the Supreme Court decision upholding the law is a sneaky, right-wing conspiracy to restrict government power by reinterpreting the Commerce Clause.
- Or maybe "[t]he largest expansion of the American welfare state since the Great Society" is a "monumental setback for a conservative movement strategy meant to sabotage, by all available means, the presidency of Barack Obama"
- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sees the ObamaCare ruling as only a first stop on the road to "a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system."
- Justice Scalia's dissent, which repeatedly refers to Justice Ginsburg's consurring opinion as "The Dissent," may have originally been the majority opinion.
- Ilya Shapiro points out that the Supreme Court saved the ACA by, essentially, illegally rewriting the law as a tax measure in a way that pretends to restrain government power, but does no such thing.
- Now that the individual mandate is a "tax," the Senate could, potentially, avoid a bigger battle by lowering the tax on non-compliant Americans to nothing, effectively eliminating the mandate.
- Find the ruling here (PDF).
The 7th Circuit said the guard is protected by qualified immunity.
Tulsi Gabbard Called Out Mainstream Media, Both Parties, Democratic Candidates for Supporting Disastrous Regime Change in the Middle East
"As president I will end these regime change wars."
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
Asked how he'd actually follow through on his promise to "take your AR-15," the former Texas congressman didn't have much of an answer.
Her refusal to answer a question about taxes isn’t just dodgy; it’s designed to mislead.