Connecticut to end children’s health program unless it gets money from Congress

Connecticut plans to shutter its health-care program for low- and middle-income children Jan. 31 unless Congress provides new federal funding. Congress let the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) lapse on Sept. 30, to the frustration of state officials and advocates. The program provides insurance to nearly 9 million children nationwide. States, including Connecticut, have been…

Conservatism Won’t Survive Donald Trump

On Monday morning the conservative-media world woke up to a savagely personal attack in National Review on the Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. The outburst might seem a textbook case of the narcissism of petty differences within the conservative world. Both the author of the denunciation, Charles C. W. Cooke, and its target, Rubin, are…

EPA Cancels Controversial Contract with Conservative PR Firm Specializing in Opposition Research

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will cancel a $120,000 contract with a conservative public relations firm that has drawn criticism after it was found to focus more on opposition research aimed at critics of the Trump administration than more standard media monitoring, according to the Washington Post. The firm, Definers Public Affairs, claims…