AuthorMatt Christensen

Are Mass Shootings Uniquely American?


In the wake of the latest American mass shooting in Las Vegas, there was an immediate, reflexive narrative from the left that mass shootings (and gun violence in general) is unique to America. As stated in an article from FiveThirtyEight on Wednesday, “There is something distinctly American about this way of death.” Consider the flurry of headlines that erupted after the latest devastation: Oct...

Aetna Will Complete Its Exit from Obamacare in 2018 as the Death Spiral Continues


Aetna announced that it will complete its exit from Obamacare exchanges in 2018 by no longer offering policies in Nebraska or Delaware. The company expects to lose over $200 million in the individual business line this year, after losing approximately $700 million from 2014 to 2016. This latest news comes on the heels of Iowans discovering that they might have no health insurance offering in...

Ted Cruz Seeks to Become GOP Peacemaker in the Battle to Repeal Obamacare


In the midst of the Republican battle over healthcare reform, we find Ted Cruz changing his approach to become a GOP peacemaker, rather than the disruptive maverick he has been in the past. In a recent interview with KRIV in Houston, Cruz said: And you’ve got to say, alright, where is common ground? What is the core thing you want, what is the core thing you want… how do we get to “yes” and get...

Bret Stephens Questions Certainty of Global Warming Predictions in NYT Column. The Left is Enraged!


New York Times conservative columnist, Bret Stephens, published a column last Friday, Climate of Complete Certainty, that explains how too much faith in predictive data models drives leftist climate change supporters to refuse any sort of reasonable debate about the future. As Stephens explains, “We live in a world in which data convey authority. But authority has a way of descending to...

Marvel Comics Panders to the “Diversity” Crowd, Sales Slump


At a Marvel Retailer Summit in NYC this past weekend, retailers provided feedback to both David Gabriel, VP of Sales for Marvel, and Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief, concerning overt political messaging as it relates to Marvel’s slump in sales beginning in October 2016. “I don’t want you guys doing that stuff,” one retailer said of political content.  “I want you to entertain...

Jeff Sessions Plans to Crack Down on Drug Cartels, Gun Crimes, but What About Marijuana Laws


Attorney General Jess Sessions announced on Tuesday his intentions to crack down on drug cartels and gun crimes in order to curb the rising trend of violence and homicides. The implication of the rising violence is that there could be a national crime wave brewing. What remains to be seen is the approach the Session’s Department of Justice will take in enforcing existing marijuana laws. Under the...

Surprise! Democrats Outraged at Potential Cuts to Public Broadcasting and Arts Programs


The left has already begun attacking a Trump budget plan that hasn’t yet been produced. The Independent has recently published a handful of stories, including this one, attacking Trump’s plan to “slash funding to public broadcasting and arts programs.” They source the NY Times as well, which has revealed a “hit list” of popular programs on the chopping block. The left is already in an expectant...

Humana Leaves Obamacare in 2018, Republicans Are Flat-Footed


The Obamacare death spiral continues as Humana announced yesterday that it is dropping out of all state exchanges beginning in 2018. It shouldn’t be a shock considering the well-known volatility and instability of the exchanges. Unfortunately, Republicans appear to be flat-footed in their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act as they promised, and there appears to be considerable rifts within...

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