Articles By: Robert Romano

Beginning of the End of the War on Police

Beginning of the End of the War on Police

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department review of all consent decrees entered into with police and corrections departments across the country — “prosecute and settle” agreements by the Civil Rights Division whereby a liberal city agrees that it has violated the civil rights of its citizens, and agrees to implement a federal program regulating searches, stops and the use of force.

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Four Must-Haves for ObamaCare Replacement

Four Must-Haves for ObamaCare Replacement

It looks like the House debate on how to replace Obamacare is open again, with pressure mounting on conservative members to support the legislation proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Before members rush ahead, however, given the current pause in the bill’s passage, this appears an opportune moment to note a few of the major shortcomings in the legislation’s current iteration, and potential changes that would improve it dramatically. Get rid of the 30 percent premium hike for 12 months for those whose insurance lapses 63 days. The House-proposed legislation included this new mandate that looks too much like the individual mandate and will be used by the left and the right to hammer members for raising premium rates, particularly on the uninsured. When rates go up, Republicans will get blamed for the government-mandated penalty, and this provision will loom large. Moreover, it does nothing to incentivize uninsured to go […]

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Liwa Fatemiyoun fighters during the Palmyra offensive (December 2016). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Trump Escalating U.S. Role in Syria Without Congress

An additional 400 U.S. troops are prepared to hit the ground in Raqqa, Syria to assist efforts by local militia to lay siege to the Islamic State-held city. There’s only the problem.

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Why are Republicans still subsidizing private health insurance?

Why are Republicans still subsidizing private health insurance?

It raises an obvious question: If the Republican legislative plan to repeal Obamacare is a “market-based” approach to health care that will bring down costs, why do private insurance policies need to be subsidized?

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Partial ObamaCare Repeal Doesn’t Cut It

Partial ObamaCare Repeal Doesn’t Cut It

In 2016, Republicans in Congress set the floor for what a repeal of Obamacare would look like in H.R. 3762, legislation that former President Barack Obama vetoed that included ending Medicaid expansion, premium subsidies, cost-sharing subsidies, the individual and employer mandates, reinsurance, risk corridors and risk-adjustment, and the taxes and spending from the health care law.

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How to Stop a New ‘Right to Immigrate’

How to Stop a New ‘Right to Immigrate’

There is no constitutional right to immigrate to the U.S. or to be a refugee, but courts may be about to legislate one from the bench. It is hard not to worry that such an outcome is imminent as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considers briefs from the Trump administration and the states of Washington and Minnesota, who are suing to overturn the temporary travel restrictions issued by President Donald Trump against seven countries that are terrorist hot spots.

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The Law Invoked in the Trump Travel Ban

The Law Invoked in the Trump Travel Ban

“[T]here is a provision in the McCarran bill, an unprecedented provision, section 212 (e), which would give the President of the United States the authority to bar any and all aliens, or any class of aliens, at any time the President felt such a move was required in the public interest. This is plain authority for the President to shut off all immigration, at any time, or to reduce it at any time, or to shut off immigration from any country, at any time, in time of peace as in time of war.” That was Sen. Herbert Lehman (D-N.Y.) speaking on the floor of the Senate on May 13, 1952 in opposition to the provision of the Immigration Act of 1952 — now 8 U.S.C. 1182(f) — that has been invoked by President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend immigration from seven countries deemed to be terrorist hotspots. That section of […]

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Congress Must Defund Sanctuary Cities and Other Bad Policies

Congress Must Defund Sanctuary Cities and Other Bad Policies

The ink has barely dried on President Donald Trump’s executive order denying federal funds to sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce U.S. immigration law, and liberal mayors like New York City’s Bill de Blasio are already promising to sue in federal court to get the federal tax dollars they believe they are entitled to.

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Cruz, Lee, Rubio Right About ObamaCare

In a letter to Senate Republican leaders, Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked that H.R. 3762, which President Barack Obama vetoed in 2016, should be the bare minimum of what the Republican majorities of the House and Senate consider in 2017. That’s not asking too much.

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Ending Public Housing at HUD

Ending Public Housing at HUD

So, with the idea of urban renewal and overall economic revival, just what can Ben Carson do to reform the current nation’s public housing? How about by eliminating it? Here’s a few ideas.

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