Obama Administration Stops Fighting Open Access to Plan B

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:35 am

The good news is the Obama administration has actually done the right thing by allowing Plan B, the emergency planblogocontraception, to be sold over the counter. Of course the administration only did this after first taking the almost unprecedented step of overruling the FDA’s recommendations and then losing multiple court cases fighting this policy. From LA Times:

 

Former DEA Directors Want Obama to Ignore the Will of the Electorate on Pot Legalization

By: Tuesday March 5, 2013 5:36 pm

Eight former DrugĀ EnforcementĀ Administration directors sent a letter asking the Obama administration to nullify the marijuana legalization laws voters recently approved in Washington State and Colorado. Not surprisingly, a bunch of people who have made very successful careers around fighting the drug war want to make sure the drug war continues.

Threatening Newspapers: Newest Front in Obama War on Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 9:45 am

This is just another front in the Obama administration multi-prong effort to cripple medical marijuana with legal actions both large and small.

Obama Administration Tries to Tempt Congressional Democrats into Political Suicide

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 10:15 am

Apparently the White House is back handing out extremely bad political advice to Congressional Democrats to get their support for a big partisan austerity package that includes Medicare and Social Security benefits cuts.

Mitt Romney and the Wages of Bipartisanship

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 1:25 pm

Regardless of how you feel about the quality of Massachusetts health care reform, then-Gov. Mitt Romney’s role in its passage was a perfect example of the bipartisan compromise ideal that President Obama claims to love so strongly. Yet Obama is now actively trying to punish Romney for taking part in the bipartisanship Obama thinks is lacking.

Health Insurance Excise Tax Headed for Failure: Premiums Rise Despite Employees Paying More

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 12:35 pm

The excise tax, by only accelerating this cost-shifting trend that, for the past several years, has so far failed to control cost, won’t bend the cost curve.

Wrong Way: Obama Flirts with Vehicle Miles Tax

By: Thursday May 5, 2011 4:09 pm

This won’t just be a public relations nightmare, but on every imaginable policy level, including environmental, health, government spending, national security, and civil liberties, this is a really terrible idea. I can only hope this is a trial balloon I can soon pop.

Washington Post-ABC Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Want Government to Spend More to Create Jobs

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 11:00 am

Newsflash: people don’t like being unemployed. But here’s where it gets interesting.

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