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Ron Johnson: Obamacare ‘Will Lead to Rationing’ of Health Care

On Morning Joe this morning, Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) warned that Obamacare will not only add to the federal deficit, but will also “lead to rationing.” Johnson argued that demand for health care will go up as more Americans receive coverage through the exchanges and Medicaid, while the supply of health care will go down as payments to providers are cut. When asked if he aspires to live in a country with universal health care, Johnson responded that he would like to see health care governed by market forces, citing eyeglasses retailers as an example of a successful market-based approach to providing health care.

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U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More
Film & TV

Why We Can’t Have Wakanda

SPOILERS AHEAD Black Panther is a really good movie that lives up to the hype in just about every way. Surely someone at Marvel Studios had an early doubt, reading the script and thinking: “Wait, we’re going to have hundreds of African warriors in brightly colored tribal garb, using ancient weapons, ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More