Manhattan Institute Daily Update

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest by Manhattan Institute scholars
March 4, 2015

Health Care

King v. Burwell

Avik Roy
The plain reading of the law is that this has to flow through states not government. The GOP should prepare to offer an alternative to people who lose subsidies. Republicans should come together for a reform that makes sense that allows people to control their own dollars and replace the ACA state by state.

Paul Howard
If the plaintiffs win King v. Burwell, it will only be poetic justice. A massive, unpopular, and largely unread bill re-shaping nearly 20% of America's economy was rammed through Congress along purely partisan lines. Since then, the Administration has re-written the black letter of the badly written law to suit their political purposes. A rebuke from the Court - that Congress should have to live within the plain meaning of the text it passed - would offer a much needed return to the rule of law.

Yevgeniy Feyman
Contrary to the claims of the administration and some commentators, Republicans have serious, realistic ideas ready to go should SCOTUS strike down subsidies in King v Burwell.

Education Reform

Education Showdown In Albany

Daniel DiSalvo
Lobby day provides an occasion for the UFT to make its opposition to Cuomo's education agenda known to the legislature.


Holder's Damaging 'Disparate Impact' Gambit

Heather Mac Donald, National Review Online, March 3, 2015

Economy & Finance

Dysfunctional Congress Takes Aim At The Fed

Caroline Baum,, March 3, 2015

City Journal

Politics On The Plate

The government's dietary guidelines peddle an environmental agenda with no connection to health
Steven Malanga, City Journal Online, March 3, 2015

Code Of The City

The New York Genome Center's project to map Gotham's diverse genetics
James Panero, City Journal, Winter 2015


A Misbegotten Shutdown Showdown On Immigration

Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2015

Foreign Affairs

The Real Scandal Is The U.S.'s Embrace Of Iran

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, WSJ's, March 3, 2015

Higher Education

Will The GOP Cut University Budgets?

Donald A. Downs,, March 4, 2015


City Of Los Angeles v. Patel

Senior Fellow James R. Copland and Nicholas Rosenkranz, professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University discuss City of Los Angeles v. Patel. Read Jim's column.

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