A Blow to ObamaCare
This week the DC Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a potentially fatal blow to ObamaCare. Needless to say, the battle over ObamaCare is far from settled.

In a 2-1 decision in Halbig v. Burwell, the three judge panel determined that people who receive ObamaCare subsidies through exchanges run by the federal government may not actually be eligible for those subsidies.

How could this happen? Well remember what Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it?” Congress passed this 2,000 page monstrosity, but apparently what was in it wasn't all that important. I say that because since the passage of ObamaCare – the “law of the land” – the Obama administration has taken to unilaterally changing the law in order to fit a political agenda. Achieving the ends was more important than actually following the law. Unfortunately for this administration, that's not exactly how things work in America. We have this thing called co-equal branches of government, which balance each other's power in the hopes that one branch is prevented from becoming too powerful. As the Wall Street Journal notes, “At its heart, though, Halbig is not just about ObamaCare. It is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own authority.” (continue reading…)
Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country
Sean invited Mark Davis onto the program this week to discuss his new book, “Lone Star America.”

Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling ghetto of Detroit to the cash-strapped shores of California, America is not living up to that promise.

Except in Texas.

While unemployment soars elsewhere, Texans are hard at work. While small businesses across the country are going under, Texas entrepreneurs are thriving. While large companies are being squeezed by taxes, regulations and unions, more and more corporations are moving to Texas to grow and expand. While people of faith are ridiculed and marginalized in most cities on both coasts, in Texas churches and synagogues are bursting at the seams.

How did Texas embrace what the rest of America seems to have forgotten? Mark Davis explains it all here.