THE OBAMACARE SCORE CARD…EDITORS NRO-Fewer Jobs, Fewer Insured, $1.2 Trillion Spent.

Obamacare by the numbers, according to the Congressional Budget Office — labor lost: equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs over the next decade; insurance enrollment: down 1 million from earlier first-year estimate; cost: $1.2 trillion over the next decade; number of Americans uninsured: 30 million.

Which is to say: We are spending $1.2 trillion and taking a blowtorch to the work force in order to fund a semi-public insurance system that still leaves tens of millions uncovered. And that’s assuming that CBO has not taken too rosy a view of Obamacare, which it may well have.

There is more wrong with Obamacare than a bumble-thumbed website.

The White House has tried, with hilarious results, to spin the labor-force data, emphasizing the CBO’s estimate that the so-called Affordable Care Act will cost the economy the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs not because there will be a pink-slip bloodbath at Walmart but because fewer people will chose to work, or will choose to work fewer hours, once their federally subsidized health insurance makes the prospect of quitting their jobs less enticing. In the considered view of the Obama administration, that is good news. We are happy to see that the White House seems finally to have stumbled upon the concept of economic incentives — give people less reason to work and they will work less. But the administration still does not seem to be able to get its collective head around the fact that American workers are not just hungry mouths that have to be filled with paychecks: They are people who provide economically valuable goods and services. Those 2.5 million out of the work force may be happier at their leisure, but the economy as a whole will be substantially worse off without their contributions. We could, in theory, simply have the federal government deliver checks to every household and allow each and every one to follow his bliss as he sees fit, but the shelves of the grocery stores soon would be empty. The depth of the Obamacare crater in the labor force isn’t some abstract unemployment rate, but the lost value of the work those Americans would have done.

JONAH GOLDBERG: FREE THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE Welcome to the “year of action.” In last week’s State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he must to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: “What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build […]



This ridiculous story has given us the headline of the day, from Jammie Wearing Fool.

Woman Who Can’t Afford Her Own Birth Control Scrapes Up Money to File for Congressional Run

That’s the headline that Fluke deserves. She ought to be a figure of ridicule. She’s a longtime Georgetown Law student, who told Congress that she can’t afford her own $9 a month birth control. Helpless she may be, but that’s not stopping her from taking her incompetence and inexperience straight to power over the rest of us.

Let’s see how the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake treats Fluke’s ambitions. Here is his lead sentence.

Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke appears to be moving forward with a run for Congress.

Wait, what about the Little Sisters of the Poor? They’re the nuns who oppose the same abortifacient mandate that Fluke supports. Are they not women? Do they not have rights? To Aaron Blake, the nuns are not women and they do not have rights.

Sandra Fluke is not a “women’s rights activist.” She is a government-power advocate.

The Exhausted U.S. Economy, and a Lesson for Republicans By David P. Goldman When employment hit an air pocket in December, most analysts brushed off the dreadful jobs number as an anomaly, or a function of the weather. They chose to believe Ben Bernanke rather than their lying eyes. It’s hard to ignore a second signal that the U.S. economy is dead in the water, though: on […]


The Ten Worst U.S. Purveyors of Antisemitism, #2: Students for Justice in Palestine P. David Hornik

Students for Justice in Palestine is a vicious, violent, antisemitic organization that hopes to contribute to Israel’s destruction. With U.S. campuses a hotbed of antisemitic and anti-Israeli agitation driven mainly by Muslim and leftist organizations, the Anti-Defamation League has called SJP the “most ubiquitous” of these groups.

SJP was founded by Islamic and Marxist activists at Berkeley in 2001. One of its cofounders, Hatem Bazian, is a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley who won notoriety in 2004 by calling for an intifada in the United States. Before cofounding SJP, Bazam was a student activist at San Francisco State University and, according to Rabbi Doug Kahn, “more responsible than any other student on campus for trying to make life miserable for Jewish students.” That included working to keep students with Jewish last names out of student government.

SJP’s other cofounder is Snehal Shingavi, a Marxist and member of the International Socialist Organization. Shingavi, now at the University of Texas at Austin, made a national splash in 2002 when he offered a course at Berkeley on “Palestinian Resistance” and said conservatives need not apply. He has praised the Taliban, Iraqi terror, and Hamas, and his collaboration with Bazian was a classic case of the Red-Green Alliance.

SJP, which is closely allied with American Muslims for Palestine, has kept growing and now has about 90 chapters at American universities. It held its first national conference at Columbia in 2011. There it promulgated its “Points of Unity,” which state that SJP is

committed to ending Israel’s occupation and colonization of all Arab lands…. It calls for respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194.

In line with this destroy-Israel agenda, based in part on a nonbinding GA resolution that was unequivocally rejected by the Arab world at the time, SJP mounts “apartheid wall” displays on campuses, campaigns for divestment from Israel, equates Israelis with Nazis, disrupts events with Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers—and worse.

Students for Justice in Palestine has a history of subjecting Jewish students and faculty to violence, intimidation, and harassment. There have been numerous incidents, and these are just examples:

Al-Qaeda’s Commands to Morsi — on The Glazov Gang

Telephone recordings between Muhammad Zawahiri and Egypt’s ousted president?

This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Ann-Marie Murrell, the National Director of, Dwight Schultz, a Hollywood Actor, and Tommi Trudeau, the Producer of “Groovy Foods.”

The Gang gathered to discuss Al-Qaeda’s Commands to Morsi. The discussion occurred in Part II (starting at the 7:50 mark) and analyzed the alleged telephone recordings between ousted Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi and Muhammad Zawahiri, al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri’s brother.

The episode also analyzed CBS Edits Out Cruz’s Criticism of Obama, Lies of the State of the Union, Malik Obama’s Terrorist Scarf, Hillary “Regrets” Benghazi and much, much more. Watch both parts of the two-part episode below:

John Kerry: Misguided Zealot By Ari Lieberman See note please

Miguided? No….Zealot? Yes….He shows the same disdain for Israel that he showed for the United States in his libelous testimony to Congress in April 1971 when he called American troops in Vietnam “war criminals.”. How this hack came to be a Senator, a contender for the White House and now Secretary of the Hate Israel State Department is evidence of apathy toward the radical leftists and their destructive agenda….rsk

To fully understand John Kerry, one must examine comments he made back in 2010 when he showered Bashar al-Assad of Syria with accolades, absurdly referring to him as “a man who wants change” and advocated Israeli territorial concessions that included ceding the strategic Golan Heights to the Syrian dictator as well as Israel’s ancestral capital to Palestinian Arabs.

Of course had Israel heeded Kerry’s request, al-Qaida as well as other global jihadist elements would now be perched along the banks of the Sea of Galilee. One of Israel’s quietest borders would have been instantly transformed into a hotbed of radicalism and volatility.

In 2009 Kerry authored a letter which backed anti-Israel flotilla activists who were cooperating with the Turkish IHH terrorist organization. In it, he expressed “strong support” for their activities and referred to them as a “humanitarian delegation.” Apparently, Kerry is unable to distinguish between genuine humanitarians and those with nefarious, genocidal aims.

DAVID HORNIK: SALUTING BARRY RUBIN On a night a few years ago, I sat by my computer well past the witching hour, emailing rapidly and copiously with Barry Rubin. The subject was a couple of American Jewish “peace” organizations and what could be done to counteract them, to expose their ignorance and dangerous folly. I finally—I think it was […]

LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET)- THE PELOSI SCHOOL OF FOREIGN POLICY As members of the U.S. Senate indicate they favor legislation imposing stricter sanctions on Iran should it violate a nuclear accord — the complete details of which U.S. President Barack Obama has yet to release — and, as he threatens to veto any such legislation Congress may pass, we learn Tehran now needs only […]

PETER HUESSY: MORE NUCLEAR ZERO GLOBALONEY The current push by America’s radical left to reduce America’s nuclear deterrent to zero is increasingly characterized by wrong-headed assumptions wrapped around highly questionable assertions ending in outright falsehoods. The most recent example is an essay on January 20, 2014 by Eugene Chow in “The Week”, titled “Why are all of America’s nuclear missiles […]