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Daily Links, January 5th

Canadian Caller’s Sobering Tale Of Surgery Delays – The Radio Equalizer (audio)
h/t Hot Air

During yesterday’s satellite radio program, libtalker Rosie O’Donnell wondered out loud just how beneficial universal health care could be when it results in a seven-to-nine year wait for beneficial surgery.

DeMint: “Federal Government Has To Do Less, Not More” – Jason Mattera, Human Events

“You almost have to laugh that letting Americans just keep their own money is a spending issue for Washington,” said DeMint. “Most of us as Republicans don’t feel like a tax cut is something we need to pay for here in Washington.”

Wily old Dems take on whippersnapper Republicans – Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

So if the Democratic electorate is tilted toward the young, the Democrats’ leaders are tilted toward the old. And I think this matters at a time when, as scholar Walter Russell Mead writes in the American Interest, “The core institutions, ideas and expectations that shaped American life for the sixty years after the New Deal don’t work anymore, and the gaps between the social system we’ve inherited and the system we need today are becoming so wide that we can no longer paper them over or ignore them.”

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