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Obamacare isn’t dying. What now for Republicans?

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Apr 8 2014 - 11:55am

Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014.Let's say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of this increase would come from putting more people on Medicaid rather than from the exchanges,...

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Mozilla’s gay-marriage purge

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Apr 7 2014 - 12:55pm

Farhad Manjoo, of the New York Times, says that Brendan Eich had to go as chief executive officer of Mozilla Corp.Eich, who donated money in 2008 to a political group that opposed same-sex marriage, resigned from the maker of Firefox yesterday under pressure because of his views. Mozilla is a community with a public-spirited mission, Manjoo argues...

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Stop health care act’s outrageous bailout of insurance companies

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Jan 21 2014 - 10:40am

President Obama's health-care overhaul looks extremely unlikely to hit the goal set for it in October: enrolling "at least" 7 million people in exchanges by April. So the administration is redefining success as mere survival for the program.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has already achieved "preliminary sustainability," an...

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Burke, Paine still haunt U.S. politics

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Jan 8 2014 - 2:10pm

Sometimes the deepest differences in politics aren't about the conclusions people draw but the way they reach them.The British statesman Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American revolutionary Thomas Paine both favored free trade, for example, but for different reasons. The radical Paine believed that free trade would spread rationality and...

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Dumb versus dumber in education standards debate

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Nov 26 2013 - 4:00pm

Last week, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, picked just the right words to make an increasingly hot controversy even hotter.Like many education officials in both parties, Duncan is a defender of the Common Core initiative to create uniform academic standards for K-12 education in all states. Resistance to it, he asserted, comes mainly from...

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Latest Obamacare fix only makes it worse

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Nov 15 2013 - 1:57pm

When he was trying to get Congress to pass his health-care law, President Barack Obama repeatedly promised that people would be able to keep their insurance plans if they liked them. Now that promise is being proved false on a daily basis: Insurance companies are canceling plans across the country, often because they don't comply with Obamacare's...

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Illogical arguments cloud court fight

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Nov 12 2013 - 12:49pm

The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for future Supreme Court justices.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he intends to force a vote...

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Health website advice a strategist might offer

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Oct 29 2013 - 12:50pm

Dear [Senior Administration Official]:First off, I'm happy to keep working on retainer to provide advice for you guys. But let's be clear: Whoever is processing my payments had better not be using the same IT guys as Obamacare, OK?All right. Nobody warned me what a disaster the Affordable Care Act websites would be. We war-gamed everything that...

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Obamacare isn’t dying. What now for Republicans?

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Apr 8 2014 - 11:55am

Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014.Let's say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of this increase would come from putting more people on Medicaid rather than from the exchanges,...

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Mozilla’s gay-marriage purge

Bloomberg News, Ramesh Ponnuru
Apr 7 2014 - 12:55pm

Farhad Manjoo, of the New York Times, says that Brendan Eich had to go as chief executive officer of Mozilla Corp.Eich, who donated money in 2008 to a political group that opposed same-sex marriage, resigned from the maker of Firefox yesterday under pressure because of his views. Mozilla is a community with a public-spirited mission, Manjoo argues...

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