House To Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill Today

After failing twice in a month, House Republicans apparently think they have the votes to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

House Republicans Making Yet Another Push To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

House Republicans are making yet another push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but they once again may not have the votes.

Trump Administration Introduces Tax Plan, But Comes Up Short On Details

The Trump Administration is out with a tax plan, but it’s seriously lacking in details.

House Freedom Caucus Backs Health Care Reform Bill That Republicans Haven’t Revealed Yet

The House Freedom Caucus is apparently getting behind a revised version of the GOP’s plan to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP hasn’t revealed what the new plan entails.

Republicans Claim That Obamacare Repeal Is Still On The Table, Don’t Believe Them

Republicans are saying that repealing the PPACA isn’t off the table, but practically speaking it probably is.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Heads To An Apparent Final Showdown

The Trump Administration has issued an ultimatum, but the fate of the American Health Care Act is still very much up in the air.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Third Time In Fifteen Months

For only the third time since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates.

Congressional Budget Office Score Is Bad News For GOP’s American Health Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news yesterday to House Republicans on their replacement for Obamacare.

Policy Analysts From Left, Right, And Center Criticize House GOP Obamacare Replacement

Health care policy analysts seem united in their assessment of the House GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and it’s overwhelmingly negative.

Republicans Introduce Obamacare Replacement That Leaves Much To Be Desired

Whether you call it TrumpCare, RyanCare, or GOPCare, the Republican replacement for the PPACA isn’t very impressive.

Republican Budget Hawks Have A Donald Trump Problem

Budget hawks in the GOP face a showdown with Donald Trump’s spending ambitions this year that will likely decide whether we’ll ever get spending under control.

Initial G.D.P. Reports Show Stronger Growth In The Summer

Initial reports for the third quarter show strong economic growth during the summer;

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s The Best Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Foundation Seeks To Extend Copyright On Anne Frank’s Diary By Naming Her Father As Co-Author

The Foundation that holds the copyright on one of the most famous works about the Holocaust is seeking to extend their copyright in Europe by naming Otto Frank co-author of his daughter’s published diary.

Federal Judge Rules ‘Happy Birthday To You’ Copyright Invalid

A Federal Judge has ruled that the copyright to ‘Happy Birthday To You’ has been invalid for at least the past eighty years.

Federal Judge Upholds Revocation Of Redskins Trademarks

A Federal Judge has uphold a Patent Office ruling revoking the Redskins Trademarks on the ground that they are “disparaging” toward Native Americans.

Radical Overhaul of Military Pension System Doesn’t Go Far Enough

My latest for The National Interest, “America’s Military Needs a New Retirement Plan,” has posted.

Previewing A Busy June For The Supreme Court

Starting tomorrow, we can expect to see the Supreme Court hand down decisions in some of its most high profile cases. Here’s a preview.

Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

Uninsured Americans Drop Below 12% Of The Population

A new survey suggests that fewer Americans lack health insurance than at any time since that number was first measured.

The Original ‘Star Wars’ Film

Opening crawl of 1977 version

The House Lawsuit Against Obama; Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

The House of Representatives has filed its lawsuit against the President. As expected, it doesn’t amount to much.

Gruber: Politics, Hypocrisy, and Stupidity, Oh My!

Because no one, ever, has ever questioned the intelligence of American voters in extemporaneous discussions of politics.

CBS Announces Streaming Service, And Cutting The Cord Starts To Become Easier

One day after HBO, CBS announces its own streaming service. And the future approaches just a little bit faster.

Copyright Office: Monkey Selfies Not Entitled To Copyright Protection

The Copyright Office says that works not “created” by humans are not entitled to copyright protection.

If A Monkey Takes A Selfie, Who Owns The Copyright?

Wikipedia is refusing to recognize a photographer’s copyright claim because a monkey took the picture.

Nothing is Private Anymore; Should it Be?

Our laws and social norms have not caught up to modern life.

Aereo Loses Big As Supreme Court Upholds Intellectual Property Protections

New technology doesn’t mean that the laws don’t apply.

Who Owns a Tattoo?

Those who tattoo celebrities want to be be paid when their tattoos appear in the media.

Aereo And Broadcast Networks Battle Over The Future Of Television

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will likely be this era’s version of the Betamax case.

ObamaCare Passes 7 Million Served

After many ballyhooed glitches, 7 million Americans have signed up for ObamaCare. Now what?

Pentagon Orders Service Seals Off Wreaths Across America Trucks

The DOD says Walmart was violating its trademarks.

Fixing Income Equality is Easy (Unless You Actually Want to Fix It)

It’s simple: We just have to define the problem and then solve it.

Six Californias?

A rich guy wants to break up California.

Obama Administration Announces Yet Another Obamacare Delay

Another day, another delay

ObamaCare Will Push 2 Million Out of Work! And That’s a Good Thing!

A CBO report on the Affordable Care Act is getting a polarized reading.

Federal Judge Rules That Most Of Sherlock Holmes Is Now Public Domain

Thanks to a Federal District Court Judge, most of Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain.

New Beatles Material Being Released Solely To Extend Rights Under Copyright Laws

An example of how copyright laws have been perverted to protect corporate interests rather than encourage artistic creativity.

No Previously Published Works Will Enter Into US Public Domain Between Now and 2019

No previously published works have entered the US Public Domain since 1978. And none are scheduled to enter until 1923. So what are we missing?

Paul Ryan Reemerges, Offering The GOP An Obamacare-Free Way Out

Paul Ryan is back, and he has a plan his party ought to be paying attention to.

Will The GOP Back Away From Using The Budget To Attack The PPACA?

Republicans don’t seem willing to let go of the Obamacare issue just yet. But, how long will that actually last?