Ramesh Ponnuru: The Republicans Fighting Obamacare Aren’t Crazy – There’s nothing wrong with continuing to resist Obamacare even though it has been on the books for three years. What would be strange is if Republicans ended their opposition to it. The law was, after all, passed over almost-unanimous Republican objections. Other large government programs haven’t seen as sustained a campaign against them, but they had more bipartisan support at the outset. Obamacare was unpopular with the public when it passed, and it has only become more so.
Deroy Murdock: Honey, They Shrunk My Job – Jed Graham of Investor’s Business Daily has performed an award-worthy public service by cataloguing news reports of private entities and government organizations that have shrunk full-time employees into part-time laborers. Obamacare’s penalties kick in for employers with 50 or more workers who serve at least 30 hours each per week.
Bill Randall: Grassroots rage over Obamacare, gun control will hit hard in 2014 – The American people are sick and tired of politicians who do not listen to them. Elected officials are sent to do the will of the people, and therefore have an obligation to listen to the people. They do not, and despite cover from the media, the word is getting out. Grass roots uprisings against elected officials are occurring more frequently in recent years.
Star Parker: Compromise In Politics? No, Confront – The American government is no longer about doing the business of the people while preserving and protecting the principles of a free nation. The principles of freedom have been drowned out by the power elite — whether politicians, big business lobbyists or big media — who use their influence to feather their own beds.
Mychal Massie: Republican Leadership Dishonest As Democrats – This weekend past, I heard a parade of Republicans in Congress braying about Ted Cruz and his efforts to have Obamacare defunded. The weight of the comments and Republican angst was that if Cruz were successful in his efforts to protect the freedoms of We the People, the Republican Party would be harmed because Obama would blame them for shutting down the government.
Thomas Sowell: Destroying Household Jobs – Despite evidence from around the world that minimum wage laws can price low-skilled workers out of jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor is planning to extend minimum wage coverage to domestic workers, such as maids or those who drop in from time to time to do a few household chores for the sick and the elderly. This coverage is scheduled to begin in January 2015 — that is, after the 2014 elections and nearly two years before the 2016 elections.
Duke Machado: If Democrats are the compassionate Party, why didn’t they free their slaves? – The truth is, the foundations of the Democrat Party are not rooted in equality and fairness for all, as they pretend to be. That’s why I’m amazed so many Black people identify themselves as Democrats, based on this clear fact. It’s as if they don’t know, or if they do, aren’t willing to accept the truth. Instead, they support the Democrat Party because they believe it’s the Party of the “little guy.” How sad.
Ken Blackwell: The Renewable Fuel Standard is Another Taxpayer-Funded Bailout – The Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) mandates an ever-increasing floor of ethanol be mixed with gasoline. The bill, which was expanded under President Obama, ensures a baseline level of demand for ethanol, distorting the market and sending the price of corn substantially higher. That’s because gasoline refiners have to purchase ethanol, regardless of the price. So, corn prices tripled, which has factored its way into the prices of other agriculture products.
Lloyd Marcus: Cokie’s racism charge: black tea leader retorts – Cokie Roberts recently calling the Tea Party racist is tired and unfounded. As a black man who has been actively involved since its inception, I have been refuting this evil liberal/Democrat lie for 5 years. I have over 400 tea party rallies under my belt after several national bus tours on Tea Party Express, Our Country Deserves Better and Conservative Campaign Committee.
Anthony Bradley: Kuyper On Christian Higher Education – One of the great misconceptions about Christian higher education is that Christian colleges are places where Christian young adults go to withdraw from “the world.” A closer look at some historical roots of Christian colleges prove otherwise. For example, in the work of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), a Dutch pastor, theologian, politician, journalist, and statesman, we see that Christian colleges are not places of withdrawal but education centers of preparation for a life of living in a pluralistic world.