Sebelius meets Major Major’s Catch-22 – UPDATED

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What could you possibly say to him? Major Major wondered forlornly. One thing he could not say was that there was nothing he could do. To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error or injustice in Colonel Korn's policy. Colonel Korn had been most explicit about that. He must never say there was nothing he could do."I'm sorry," he said. "But there's nothing I can do." Catch-22, Chapter 9Because most of the … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Feds Halt HHS Mandate Enforcement on Small Business Owner

The Newland Family employ about 250 people in their small business, and they try to live out their consciences as Catholics, which means they offer a health insurance plan, that does not include coverage of sterilization or contraception. And the Obama administration's Department of Justice did not like that.Now, they have a "stay" of sorts, on the ruinous (and I believe unconstitutional) "contraception mandate" ordered by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as part of Obamacare.DENVER — A f … [Read more...]

Obama and Welfare Reform: Gutting Bill Clinton’s Best Legacy?

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Mickey Kaus has been writing about it: Obama weakens welfare reform (again):Here are some quick initial reactions to the administration’s apparent surprising (and possibly illegal) attempt to grant waivers of the work requirements written, after great effort, into the 1996 welfare reform law. I’m posting Thursday night; the story should break for real tomorrow (Friday). This will be updated over the next few days if possible.Well, the story has broken, indeed, and you should go read Mic … [Read more...]

Sebelius, Gowdy, Nuance and the HHS Mandate – UPDATED

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I am inclined to want to see the actual transcripts of this exchange between HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Representative Trey Gowdy (R–SC) at a hearing this past Thursday. It's not that I don't "believe" CNA in its coverage, but, I guess I just need to verify its completeness and accuracy for myself.Why? Because it is staggering to comprehend that the vast and discretionary powers conferred upon "the secretary" by the Affordable Care Act are to be wielded by a woman displaying so l … [Read more...]

Obamacare’s Gift to the Catholics – FINAL

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Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer/NY Daily NewsIn my First Things column, today, I find the silver lining behind the cloud of this administration's assault on the constitutional right to Freedom of Religion.To be sure, this situation is cause for concern, but there are some bright spots in all of this. Although the mainstream press has reported very little about this event—a close examination might prove uncomfortable for their own worldviews—the unified public expression of … [Read more...]


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