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Backlash Against Michelle Obama’s Public Schools’ Menu

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014


Prior to Eleanor Roosevelt, no first lady was a public figure. The term “first lady” was not capitalized. First ladies stayed in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt became the first full-time First Lady nag, both for her husband and for the nation. Her husband ignored her, but liberal Democrats kept her on a pedestal long after […]

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Ebola: Official Government Position. “No Problem. Spend Money.”

Posted on August 9, 2014


House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations “Combating the Ebola Threat” August 7, 2014 Statement of Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Good afternoon Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify […]

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Paul Krugman vs. Reality: The VA Hospitals

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2014


This is reality: a report by the VA, as summarized by the Washington Post. The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday shed light on the depth of the VA scheduling scandal and substantiated claims that rank-and-file employees were directed to manipulate records. The agency said more than 57,000 new patients have waited at least 90 […]

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Obamacare Policies Not Available Year-Round, Causes Problems For Latecomers

Posted on April 5, 2014


Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. With limited exceptions, insurance companies have stopped selling until next year the sorts […]

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Health Inspection Leads to Recall of 9 Million Pounds of Meat

Posted on February 10, 2014


More than 8.7 million pounds of meat have been recalled from a Northern California company because the plant “processed diseased and unsound animals,” federal officials announced Saturday. “Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or […]

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Illinois Signs Up For Obamacare! Well, Only 61,000 out of 12.8 Million

Posted on January 14, 2014

Illinois State Sign

A little more than 61,100 Illinoisans selected new health insurance policies created under President Barack Obama’s health care law through Dec. 28, as a last-minute surge in enrollment helped the marketplaces recover from an embarrassing Oct. 1 launch. The Illinois enrollments are up nearly nine-fold from November, when little more than 7,000 selected policies, according […]

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What If Younger Americans Skip Coverage by ObamaCare?

Written by Gary North on October 7, 2013

ObamaCare is structured to force younger healthy workers to pay for older, sicker Americans. The old will sign up. Those with existing conditions will sign up. But younger workers may decide to skip it, pay a small tax, and live with no coverage. Rates on younger workers are likely to triple. Millions of Americans will […]

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ObamaCare Begins. Call It Amazing.

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2013

Like rats in a maze, millions of Americans without health care insurance are going to get it.  But only if they can get through the maze. It’s like anything else run by the federal government. Those who want the benefit must fill out forms. Lots of forms. Complex forms. Those who think this will be […]

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