Opinion

July 10, 2012

Commentary: Health care law ruling wasn't a 'conservative victory'

Call it the stupidity of hope. A lot of conservatives are twisting themselves into knots in an attempt to portray last week’s Supreme Court decision on Obamacare as a victory. Their reasoning: Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion rejected the Obama administration’s arguments that the clause in the U.S. Constitution granting Congress authority to regulate interstate commerce gives the government the right to force individuals to buy healthcare.

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