I am beginning to question the opinions of your editorial board. In the past, even if I disagreed, the opinions were presented in a way that was reasonably thought out. Recently this has not been the case.
The Feb. 20 editorial regarding the halting of President Obama’s executive action on immigration wrongly accused the judge of hanging his stay on the cost of providing drivers’ licenses to the undocumented immigrants. In fact, it was for non-compliance with the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act.
Further is the Mar. 6 editorial on U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in King v. Burwell and the four words, “established by the state...” in regard to subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. The editorial questionably calls the four words an “...aberration, clearly a drafting error...” and further states that it was “Clearly a mistake in the wording...” This is sophomoric thinking. The four words are really six words: “...established by the state under 1311” — that is Section 1311 of the ACA which deals with state-run exchanges.
It’s clear, when put into context, that this was intended to entice the states into setting up their own health care exchanges and was not an aberration or mistake.
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