The Corner

Kasich Defends Medicaid Expansion, Common Core ahead of Potential 2016 Run

Governor John Kasich (R., Ohio) did not back down from potential 2016 bugaboos during a Fox News Sunday appearance. After sailing in to a second term as the governor of the crucial swing state, Kasich has been floated as a dark-horse presidential candidate, but his support of Common Core and decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio, among other measures, could rankle conservative primary voters.

Emphasizing the importance of a balanced budget, Kasich defended investments in social programs in the state. He vowed that he would not “turn his back” on groups in need of help, including the mentally ill, those with drug addictions, and the working poor.

“It is our job on a temporary purpose to try to give them to fulfill their God-given purpose by helping them,” he said. “It can’t be a way of life — it can only be a situation where you help them for a short period of time.”

Most Popular


The 2020 Battle Begins

The 2020 campaign begins in earnest next week in Florida, when Donald Trump officially launches his reelection bid. On June 26, 20 Democratic candidates and five moderators hold the first of two nights of debates. Where do things stand? According to the polls, President Trump starts at a disadvantage. He has ... Read More
Energy & Environment

The Climate Trap for Democrats

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn’t mean that it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump claws his way to victory again in Pennsylvania and the ... Read More