Immigration used to be seen as a winning issue for Democrats, with Republicans opposed to illegal immigration holding an increasingly unpopular position, coming across as heartless and demographically clueless. But now the crisis on the border as thousands of unaccompanied young children come pouring into the country with the administration seemingly bungling the problem at every level is apparently changing the political calculus. So says an analysis published in the liberal Washington Post. [Read more…]
As tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America pour over our borders, Democrats are shamelessly blaming Republicans for not passing immigration reform! As if the President’s executive order not to deport illegal immigrants brought here as children had nothing to do with it, as well as the rumors throughout Central America of the impending amnesty.
One complicating factor is a law designed to protect children being victimized by sex trafficking by requiring that unaccompanied foreign children be given a full administrative hearing. That well-intentioned law is preventing the children from being sent back. Charles Lane explains after the break. [Read more…]
Democrats in the Senate are fast-tracking a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The measure would say that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not apply to contraceptive coverage so that religious organizations would be forced to provide them.
Though the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would surely not pass the bill, the Democratic-controlled Senate probably will, giving more ammunition for the Democratic propaganda that Republicans are engaged in a “war on women.” [Read more…]
Critics of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Obamacare contraceptive mandate must include exemptions for business owners whose religion does not permit them to purchase birth control pills and possible abortifacients are howling with indignation. Women are going to be prevented from having access to birth control! The ruling will result in more unwanted pregnancies and thus more abortions!
But the ruling itself simply makes the remedy already given to churches and religious organizations available to religious individuals who own businesses. Those who claim the religious exemption will not have to pay for contraceptive coverage in the insurance plans they make available to their employees. But the insurance companies will have to provide a separate policy that does so at no extra charge to the employees. Thus, as the court said, all women will still get free birth control. Even the employees of Hobby Lobby. [Read more…]
The left is up in arms over the Supreme Court’s decision that allows Christian-owned businesses to opt out of Obamacare’s requirement that they provide free contraception–including possible abortifacients like IUDs and the Morning After Pill–as part of all health insurance plans.
The court applied the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to for-profit companies. So it’s saying that corporations can have a religion! How can that be? [Read more…]
The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.