Six pieces by Quin at the DC Examiner. Follow the links embedded in the headlines for the full posts, starting with the president wimping out on his own good inclinations on health care:

Don Trumpxote is right, if late, to tackle health policy (April 1): 

It’s a good thing the Trump administration is crafting a replacement for Obamacare, but it was a dereliction of responsibility for it to have taken so long.

President Trump enjoyed majorities of his own Republican Party in both the House and the Senate for two years, yet never produced an even halfway viable healthcare plan of his own. His lack of seriousness and initiative on that front was pathetic.

Now that his team apparently is serious about putting forth a plan, working with three conservative think tanks to build on prior, promising, independent efforts, the attempt will almost certainly be too little, too late. …

Trump fails his duty by backtracking on health care (April 2): Just days after President Trump said the White House finally is crafting an Obamacare replacement of its own, he backtracked on Tuesday….This is a failure of leadership. No matter what congressional nervous Nellies say, it’s also politically stupid. …

The Big Easy is putting the squeeze on its golden geese (April 3): Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who has been in office less than a year, apparently has decided that all the post-Hurricane Katrina federal money and all the aggressive revenue-raising by former Mayor Mitch Landrieu still aren’t enough to pay for the Crescent City’s burgeoning bureaucracy. In recent weeks, she has embarked on two new, self-defeating efforts to grab short-term cash at the expense of the city’s long-term prospects.

Judicial Watch rightly puts the screws to the FBI (April 5): Because Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., seems loath to do real oversight, the outside organization Judicial Watch is very much on target in filing a lawsuit demanding “records of the planning and preparation of the raid of the home of former Trump campaign aide Roger Stone.”….

In bogus Ecuadorian case, Chevron keeps winning (April 5): National Review’s Jack Fowler beat me to the punch on this today, but the point is still worth making: The oil and gas giant Chevron keeps proving the way to stop shakedown artists is to fight them, honorably and relentlessly. And in this case, “relentlessly” means for more than a decade….

New Labor Dep’t rule would create, yes, more good labor (April 1): The Labor Department on Monday was wise to propose to roll back an Obama administration rule that has wreaked havoc on chain restaurants and other franchise-model businesses….



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