Medicaid vs. Education: A little-noticed aspect of Washington's health care reform is the impact it will have on state spending. In this era where states find themselves behind the budgetary 8-ball because revenues constantly fall short of expectations, governors worry that assuming their share of the cost for an expanded Medicaid program could force them to make unpopular cuts elsewhere or send their treasuries spiraling toward bankruptcy.
The White House Wages an Unworthy Media War: The White House is trying to blockade the largest cable news network. A House candidate called the police when a reporter asked her about abortion. Congressional leaders turn to angry media critics as they talk about why support for health care legislation remains tepid. (H/T Washington Examiner)
"Choice for All": Earlier this week, U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attended parent-teacher conferences at Sidwell Friends School, the private academy in Washington D.C. that they chose for their two daughters to attend.
Where are the Defenders of Capitalism?: When the "New Deal" is taught in public schools around the nation, students are told that Franklin D. Roosevelt's big government programs were there to "save capitalism." And when George W. Bush pushed for bailouts and stimuli at the end of his term, he stated, "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system."
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