Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2015

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    Jun
    29

    The Real History of Confederate Flag in SC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder has an insightful take on the Confederate flag controversy in South Carolina. The key is looking at what the flag really meant to Democratic segregationists in the 1960s, and what it really means for Southerners today.

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    Jun
    26

    CLF Talks with Chad Adams about Obamacare, Transparency, and More

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, I sat down with Chad Adams of the Freedom Action Network  to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, as well as what the Center for Law and Freedom is and what we are up to. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it in its entirety here. Anyone […]

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    Jun
    25

    The Best Lines from Scalia's King v. Burwell Dissent

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    Every cloud has its silver lining. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court again bending over backwards to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the good news is that we get to read yet another scathing Scalia dissent. In writing that the Court has essentially rewritten the law to accommodate the IRS's desired interpretation, Justice Scalia once again reminded […]

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    Jun
    25

    Supreme Court rescues Obamacare…Again

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    The United States Supreme Court has voted 6-3 to uphold healthcare tax credits in the 34 state that opted not to establish state-run exchanges. In a similar fashion to the 2012 decision of National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, the Court has bent over backwards to ensure that President Obama's signature healthcare law remains in effect. […]

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    Jun
    25

    Senate Budget Would Eliminate Retiree Health Benefits for Future State Workers

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A major provision in the Senate budget plan has received little attention before now. The Char-O has the details: Future state employees could lose one of the biggest perks of government work: Free health insurance in retirement. The proposed change appears deep within the Senate’s 500-page budget bill and attracted little notice when the budget […]

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