The White House announced another Obamacare delay late Wednesday, a move that will let health insurance companies to continue offering plans that do not comply with the standards set by the Affordable Care Act.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Obama administration further postponed a provision of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, the latest in a series of changes that have delayed or pared back the health overhaul so much that many of its ambitious goals won’t be achieved during its first years in full effect. […]Read More
Congrats to the New York Times for its scoop on the “new Democratic strategy” of lashing out at Charles and David Koch, libertarian philanthropists who, according to the Times, “look genial enough.”
What makes this year’s effort to villainize the Koch brothers a “new” strategy for Democrats is unclear, but this is the New York Times we’re talking about, so they must be on to something, especially considering their piece is a pretty transparent ripoff of this Buzzfeed article by Kate Nocera from less than a week ago.
Perhaps there is some nuanced distinction that sets Harry Reid’s latest bout of hysteria apart from the 2010 campaign, when Democrats ran furiously against the Koch brothers and got shellacked on Election Day, losing independents by 15 points. On the other hand, perhaps not.
Maybe it’s the clever new slogan: “The G.O.P. is addicted to Koch.” It’s clever because “Koch” is pronounced “coke,” as in the drug “cocaine,” which is addicting. That’s pretty funny. Credit to Reid’s wife Landra Gould, who reportedly came up with it.Read More
For professor Andrew Bacevich, the crisis in Ukraine is a teachable moment, an opportunity to remind America, as he does on a regular, grandfather-clock-like basis, that we’re not really all that. Ho-hum. Bacevich may well be—and there’s a lot of competition for this title—the most predictable writer in America. Saying he’s criticizing the United States is like saying the sky is blue.
But this time, he may have gone too far. Note the second sentence below:Read More
As longtime admirers of Ezra Klein and his scrappy gang of Juicebox wunderkinds, we are dismayed to learn that “Project X,” Klein’s broad-based multiplatform transformative new media venture, does not appear to value diversity in the newsroom.
Washington Post media watchdog Erik Wemple reported Wednesday that Richard Prince, a prominent advocate for “Diversifying the Face of American Journalism,” has raised questions about the racial diversity at Project X.
To his credit, Klein’s response should be held as the gold standard of comebacks/apologies for liberals caught in an act of homogeny.Read More
Only 38 percent of voters approve of President Obama’s job performance, according to a new Fox News poll.
Dems can’t say why they are excited for Hillary Clinton to run in 2016.
Third-grade students in California were caught smoking pot in a school bathroom last week.
The oldest woman in the world had her 116th birthday yesterday.
Allen Iverson is back!
The polls have closed and the votes have been tallied. After a hard fought campaign, rife with stunning Instagram photos and lobbying on the Twitters, America has a winner.
In the biggest upset since George Mason defeated Connecticut in 2006, Sara Sampaio toppled heavy favorite Emily Ratajkowski to be named Sports Illustrated‘s 2014 Swimsmoke Rookie of the Year.Read More
Much like Obama’s presidential campaign and NASCAR, beauty pageant season never truly ends. It feels like it was only yesterday when Venezuela was in the headlines for claiming the smokiest smoke in the whole Universe, and not for its government’s most recent string of human rights abuses. Simpler days, indeed.
Yet, the show must go on. New galaxies, provinces, and farm shows must crown a fresh queen. Which is exactly what the Jewish State accomplished yesterday.Read More
I’m a big fan of Chipotle. And I occasionally get guacamole added to my burrito bol. But all the (completely unwarranted)
global warming global cooling climate change fearmongering about Chipotle doing away* with guac is amusing because, if we’re being entirely honest, their guacamole kind of sucks anyway.