The Media’s missing Gruber adjective:

He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally C.S. Lewis:  The Screwtape letters #1 Now that Jonathan Gruber has broken through the media firewall (in large part thanks to Jake Tapper who insists on acting … Continue reading The Media’s missing Gruber adjective:

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Obama claimed Gruber wrote Obamacare

Barack Obama.com 2012 (via The Pundit press) Jonathan Gruber: “Make No Mistake: The Affordable Care Act Is Based On Massachusetts’s Success,” And Several Of The Architects Of Romneycare Worked Closely With The Obama Administration “To Translate The Lessons From Massachusetts Onto The National Stage.” Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics at MIT wrote, “The core of … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Obama claimed Gruber wrote Obamacare

Ronald Reagan’s glorious autumn of 2014

By John Ruberry Ten years after his passing, the legacy of Ronald Reagan still resonates. The Gipper has had a phenomenal autumn. Eight days before Election Day, the 50th anniversary of Reagan's A Time for Choosing address arrived and it reacquainted Americans with the 40th president's core values--and for younger voters it exposed the fallacies … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s glorious autumn of 2014

Jonathan Gruber Accidently Teaches a Vital Conservative Lesson

Just after the election I made the point that the reason the Earned Sick Time ballot question (Question 4) passed while the Gas Tax (Question 1) & the bottle bill (Question 2) did not was because consumers didn't see the costs of the former directly while they saw the costs of the latter. Most voters … Continue reading Jonathan Gruber Accidently Teaches a Vital Conservative Lesson

Keith Hennessy on Jonathan Gruber’s honesty

Honesty, you may ask? Yes, honesty. MIT's Jonathan Gruber has been quite explicit on his position: Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass.As Alinsky said, “A good tactic is one … Continue reading Keith Hennessy on Jonathan Gruber’s honesty