Republicans in Congress need to learn that defeated warriors don’t get to pick their battles.
Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi debate their takes on current Republican failures in light of this week’s news.
Republican Sen. Dean Heller said he’s ‘pleased’ the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare ultimately failed.
‘This is a failure that is at the core of the Republican experience in the last several years and it depends on the fact that they chose to lie.’
Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal portions of Obamacare failed narrowly late Thursday night, thanks to three defecting GOP senators.
This vote sets up days of debates and votes over what parts of the Affordable Care Act this ‘skinny bill’ will repeal and replace.
Jon Ward discusses health care collapse, the evolution of institutions, and 1980 vs. 2020 Presidential runs on Federalist Radio.
McConnell squelched any possibility of pre-gaming consensus on the Senate side. It was a bet on his own ability as leader, and he lost.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to sell non-Obamacare plans would turn the exchanges into high-risk pools for the old and sick. That might not be such a bad thing.
The GOP has a chance to begin reforming health care by undoing Obamacare. Can they really afford to pass up this opportunity?
If the Senate’s Obamacare replacement includes strict pro-life protections, why are Senate staff suddenly contradicting Mitch McConnell’s claims about tax-funded abortion?
Senators have floated a lengthy phase-out of the enhanced federal match associated with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. That likely dooms any real Medicaid restraint.
What does a Trump pivot look like? It looks like running against Washington and refusing to even pretend to be a traditional Republican.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
They should follow the precedent Harry Reid set in 2013, and confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with 51 votes instead of 60.
Republicans should do everything in their power to ensure that Elizabeth Warren becomes the voice of the Democratic Party.
Writers who claim that Republicans used belligerent tactics during the 2016 election should take a closer look at President Obama’s track record.
Filibustering nominations has long been considered illegitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should move now, before Trump’s inauguration.
Nothing will change.
Here are three reasons Republicans should not help Democrats ‘fix’ their abomination of a law, but instead replace it with a sensible one that depends on human initiative.
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