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Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency

Liz Peek, It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare. In the next few months insurers

The AHCA Died Because Some Republicans Still Have Values and Spines

Frank Camp, With the news that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled Friday, and President Trump showing signs that he’s ready to throw down some blame, and retreat to 1600 Penn, it would be easy to feel defeated. However, there’s a silver lining. Yes, House Republicans failed to begin the process of repealing the

The Freedom Caucus’s Admirable Stand Against a Bad Healthcare Bill

Andrew Quinlan, Republicans largely owe their current electoral dominance to the failed promises of Obamacare. President Obama promised lower costs and better access to care from his signature initiative, but the massive federal boondoggle that Democrats rammed through Congress provided exactly the opposite. Despite last-minute improvement to their bill, Republicans appear poised to repeat his

Small Biz Rooting for Trump, Ryan on Obamacare Replacement

Randy Bradley, owner of Burger Kings in Iowa and Missouri for the past 27 years, said he is rooting for the House Republicans proposal to replace Obamacare, especially the Trump-endorsed American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) plan to eliminate Obamacare’s employee mandate provision. According to Bradley, who employs more than 80 people, Obamacare’s employee mandate –

What Was the Point of Winning the Election?

Derek Hunter, There is an interesting phenomenon that happens among red state Democrats in the Senate every six years. They suddenly start sounding conservative when their re-election bid approaches. They talk more conservatively. They act more conservatively. They vote more conservatively, at least until they get re-elected and can go back to holding the Democratic

More Conservative Than Thou

Mona Charen, In our ideologically scrambled age, it’s getting very hard to tell who’s who. Political conservatives have been opposed to “socialized” medicine pretty much forever. Republicans who agreed with this philosophically paid a heavy political price as Democrats rolled out the “Mediscare” tactic every election season. But how are we to make sense of