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When Medicaid Reform Isn’t
By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, September 10 2014
In last week’s column, I explained why not all decisions by Republican governors to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare deserve to be criticized. The difference is in the details. Most GOP governors who’ve said yes to expansion are doing nothing more than increasing the federal – and eventually their states’ – budget deficit. Those decisions have been, and should be, roundly criticized. But a smaller set of Republican leaders is trying to reform Medicaid from within. Mike Pence of Indiana, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania and possibly Bill Haslem of…
 
CFIF Star-Spangled Banner Quiz
Take our 14 Question Quiz to test your knowledge of our National Anthem. (Answer key may be found at…
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Rand Paul Changes His Tune as Public Opinion on Foreign Policy Shifts
Joe Biden uncloaked his fanciful inner hawk this week in response to escalating butchery in the Middle…
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Time to Make Congress Telecommute?
If you want a sign that America’s civic health is not yet in terminal decline, here you go: We…
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How to Think About GOP Governors Who Expand Medicaid
With Republican governors in Pennsylvania and Tennessee recently agreeing to expand their states’…
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Warren Buffett Abandons Obama
Agitated by the predictable consequences of their tax and regulatory agenda, liberals and the Obama Administration…
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Obama: Lead or Get Out of the Way
Were Barack Obama gliding into a typical presidential dénouement — his last years in office…
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IRS Is Struggling to Assess and Collect ObamaCare Taxes
As ObamaCare’s taxes go into effect, the Internal Revenue Service’s role in enforcing the…
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Rand Paul, John Stossel and Disgraceful Commentary in the Ferguson Aftermath
Judging from public opinion surveys, the American public demonstrates greater sagacity than many political…
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The Unlikely Resurrection of Rick Perry
There’s a pretty handy rule of thumb in American politics: We forgive our sinners, but not our…
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New ObamaCare Alternative: REFORM and Replace?
When it comes to ObamaCare, should Republicans repeal or reform it? As a conservative, the answer depends…
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Question of the Week   
Which one of the following U.S. states has the highest gasoline tax as of January 2015?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"While the prospects for tax reform in Washington are dim, as many as 20 Republican governors are moving forward with their own pro-growth tax-relief initiatives. This is on top of the 14 states, including Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year. ...Texas is the model for many Republican governors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from December…[more]
 
 
—Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation Chief Economist, Writing in The Wall Street Journal
— Stephen Moore, Heritage Foundation Chief Economist, Writing in The Wall Street Journal
 
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Should U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch be confirmed by the U.S. Senate?