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Libertarian Promoting Welfare Accounts (American Outrage Column)

The welfare state has grown considerably in recent years, not least due to the passage of Obamacare. According to the libertarian CATO Institute, in 2013 there were “126 separate programs targeted toward low-income people, 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals.” What if those programs suddenly went away? Continue reading


IRS Continues Onslaught Against Free Speech (American Outrage Column)

The new head of the IRS would like you to believe that we have entered a time where the department will restore trust between it and the American people. At the same time the IRS is continuing—and furthering–the same type of behavior which got it into trouble with the Inspector General, and the public, last year. Continue reading

Choose to Work (American Outrage Column)

What does it take to “make it” in America? We’ve all heard the stories about rising inequality and how the American public now perceives that the American Dream is a much harder sell to today’s youth than to previous generations. Evidently, for some, the solution is to sit back and stop trying, accept that you can’t make it, and become further and further entwined within the growing welfare state. Continue reading

Exercising the Mighty Pen and Phone

Has President Obama’s power gone to his head as he attempts to avoid lame duck status and promote his party for the upcoming elections? He announced to the press in January that “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone,” remarked glibly in February that “I can do whatever I want” an hour after the administration took controversial executive action on Obamacare, and is promoting a video that celebrates the executive orders of his “Year of Action” on his official website. Continue reading

Defending the Indefensible

Not only has Obamacare raised the price of health insurance, it has become a behemoth imposing further restrictions on care that can, ultimately, amount to no care at all from your doctor. In my most recent column for Accuracy in Media, I detail how the “micro networks,” or “narrow networks” used by many Obamacare plans are leading to inferior care for some Americans. Continue reading