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The Magnificent Failure of www.Healthcare.gov

Written by Gary North on October 28, 2013

The federal government is coercive and incompetent. The public vaguely understands this, although only in theory. People have a difficult time imagining just how incompetent the federal government is, because it is too big to understand. It spends over $3.5 trillion a year. People can understand crony favoritism when we are talking about a few […]

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Death Panels: Palin Was Right, Says Liberal Salon.

Written by Robert Murphy on October 24, 2013

Remember in 2009 when Sarah Palin warned that Obamacare would lead to “death panels”? People ridiculed her alleged right-wing paranoia; PolitiFact christened her accusation the “Lie of the Year.” In this context, it’s ironic that a recent Slate article admits that socialized medicine goes hand in hand with government death panels. What’s even more disturbing […]

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Sebelius Never Warned Obama About Healthcare.gov

Written by Gary North on October 23, 2013

There is incompetence in government, but Kathleen Sebelius has set a new record of nonperformance. In a CNN interview, she said that she did not personally test www.Healthcare.gov. Why not? Because she had insurance. “I have not tried signing up because I have insurance.” Of course she has insurance. She works for the government. There […]

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Cong. Grayson: “Tea Party = KKK”

Written by Gary North on October 23, 2013

Congressman Alan Grayson is a Democrat. He recently sent out a fundraiser equating the Tea Party with the KKK. This is good news. When a politician goes looking for someone to demonize, in order to raise funds, he searches for the hard core. Conservatives used to scare donors with the words “Teddy Kennedy.” Liberals used […]

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ObamaCare: What If It Were Fire Insurance?

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2013

What if ObamaCare were fire insurance? It would be very special. You could buy a policy after a smoke detector in your home started blaring. When you hear “pre-existing condition,” think “blaring smoke detector.” The insurance company has a sales offer: “We insure you AFTER your home catches on fire!” It’s a great offer . […]

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Higher Education Today: A Chaotic Ton of Bricks

Written by Gary North on October 18, 2013

Fifty years ago today, the most important letter to the editor I ever read appeared in Science. I recommend that you read it. The letter was on the vast quantity of articles in scholarly journals. Nobody knew what to do with them. The writer called this “chaos in the brickyard.” Today, the pile of academic […]

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Shutdown? Sadly, No Chance.

Written by Gary North on October 16, 2013

USA TODAY ran an editorial on the gridlock in Washington. It began with this. Americans don’t ask much from their Congress. They want it to stay out of their lives, not mess things up and, once in while, solve a problem or two. I see. They do not ask much. The Federal Register publishes 80,000 […]

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Supreme Court Again Ducks a Second Amendment Ruling

Posted on October 16, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear another case dealing with arbitrary ‘may-issue’ concealed carry laws, marking at least the fourth time in the past several years the high court has opted not to settle the issue as to whether one’s right to keep and bear arms extends beyond the home. The case, […]

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