Though I follow political news fairly closely these days, even I haven’t heard of every low-level judicial nominee that President Donald Trump has put forth. One that I hadn’t heard of before is Howard C. Nielson Jr. — Trump nominated Nielson in September but the appointment hasn’t yet been confirmed by the Senate. Nielson, the[…]
Just because I don’t blog about something doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion about it. I’ve missed a lot of topics over the past few months that I really wanted to mention here. I wanted to fact-check some fairly idiotic stuff said by the people who run our country. I wanted to document more[…]
screenshot of whitehouse.gov from Nov. 6, 2013 As of Nov. 7, 2013, the White House website still says that the Affordable Care Act won’t mean the end of the plan you like, regardless of much evidence to the contrary.
News reports from the left, right, and middle have all shamed the failures of healthcare.gov, the main web portal of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). The site had glitches and outright failures from Day 1, and still isn’t working properly. But the repeated and continuing failure of the website isn’t the worst thing about the[…]
After reading a moderately well-written (but poorly informed) letter to the editor called “Obamacare not the change we’re looking for” on our local newspaper’s website, I saw a comment underneath that boiled my blood. I wasn’t upset because the comment represented a different point of view, but because it so blatantly used misinformation to support[…]
As Congress continues to drag its feet, ignoring the easy solution, I still can’t help but blame Republicans for the shutdown — since they planned it in advance. However, one phrase from the left has been bugging me a bit during this nationally embarrassing debacle. That’s the notion of “settled law”.
It always bugs me when politicians and journalists use “shutdown” when referring to Congress’ failure to pass a budget — or in this week’s case, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. If you shut down something, it’s turned off, unusable, inert. Take for example your computer, or your car, or a McDonald’s. When[…]