Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cruising the Web

Reading between the lines, it's clear that even a liberal writing at TPM is acknowledging that Obamacare is a failure.

And surprise, surprise. Insurers are bowing out of signing up for Obamacare's insurance exchange.

Remember when Obama proclaimed that his administration would enact policies that were supported by science and evidence. Well, not so much when it comes to his own Department Of Justice's conclusions on whether an "assault weapons ban" would have an effect on gun violence. They might also want to check out what happened when Massachusetts enacted tough gun control.

Of course, Obama is also ignoring the science provided by his own Department of Health and Human services on the effectiveness of government-provided pre-school. Obama assures us that "We know this works," however his administration has concluded that Head Start does not provide positive benefits for children that last past by third grade. But such a lack of evidence of Headstart's lasting benefits doesn't stop Obama for pitching a government program that would pay for pre-school for middle class families. But I'm sure he would assure us that that wouldn't increase the deficit "one thin dime."

Charlie Cook in the National Journal explains how we're going to be seeing few and fewer competitive House districts.

Speaking of being unmoored from reality, how about Mayor Bloomberg who still believes that we should all be buying electric cars? His solution is to reserve 20% of new parking spaces for electric cars. We can build the parking spaces, but the Mayor can't force people to buy the cars.

Gee, when a reporter relies on the spin from one of Governor Jindal's enemies, it's amazing how skewed her report will be. That's rather basic journalism, isn't it?

Robert Samuelson explains how hard it is to produce more jobs when both consumers and businesses are feeling so risk averse. And nothing being done in Washington is giving people confidence while Obamacare increases uncertainty.

Amity Shlaes explains the lessons the Republicans can learn from Coolidge's presidency.

Explaining why we should return to celebrating Washington's Birthday, rather than Presidents' Day.

John Hinderaker explains how the liberal media would rather report on a nonstory that doesn't exist than the true scandals that do exist.

Ed Driscoll interviews Jonathan Last, author of What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster.

Mickey Kaus explains the "double Kabuki theater" of the politics on immigration. Byron York has more.

The Democrats are setting us up to renege on their promise to pass a budget. And they've decided that, to great shock, that it is the Republicans' fault.