Will The Supreme Court End Union Organizing By Extortion?
On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard a case that has the potential to devastate the what’s left of the private-sector union movement. The case tangentially involves something that, to many laypersons, often looks like a form of extortion (or bribery) but is currently legal under U.S. labor law, wherein a union uses economic, political and media pressure (also known as Corporate Campaigns) to | Read More »
Nevada’s state #obamacare exchange numbers are… very, very bad.
So last month there was SOME sort of benchmark established for the Nevada state exchange: According to Nevada Health Link’s Twitter feed, as of October 15, 32,280 Nevadans had created accounts on the exchange, with 11,916 of them beginning applications. 3,795 had completed the eligibility process and 1,419 had selected a plan and placed it in their cart, a task at least one step short | Read More »
WWGO – November 13, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, Benjamin Franklin, Ken Buck, bread, circuses, celebs, and Jimmy Carter. What’s not to love? I mean, besides Jimmy Carter of course.
NYT: Oaths are but words, and words but wind
(with apologies to Samuel Butler) In an article this week, the New York Times refers to President Obama’s often repeated claim that you “will be able to keep your health care plan, period” as an “incorrect promise.” From the article: The split between lawmakers and the White House reflects the dilemma the president finds himself in as he seeks to follow through on last week’s | Read More »
America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol [Updated: New AP article with must-see video]
(New link: Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy) In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel through 2022. Candidate Obama, then junior senator from the nation’s #2 corn-producing state, wooed | Read More »
If This Lunch Isn’t Free, I’m Writing My Congressman
Meet Margaret Davis, who is the reason we can’t have nice things in this country: Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind theAffordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. But here’s the problem: She knows firsthand, as the new law of the | Read More »
Internet Sales Tax Hurts Businesses and the States that Pass Them
E-commerce is a rapidly growing industry; 70 percent of individuals in this years’ UPS-commissioned survey prefer to shop their favorite stores online. Given consumers’ ever-evolving preferences, it is understandable that state governments are looking online to generate additional revenue. However, these affiliate nexus laws often do not meet the main objective of increasing revenue.
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The Failure of Modern American Diplomacy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Christian Whiton to discuss his book Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War, the failure of American diplomacy, and the deteriorating situation with Iran.
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Obamacare: One Month In
The healthcare exchanges have been up for a month now. The reports of glitches, account creation failures, and revelations of serious design flaws have been all over social media and the mainstream news. Many who were actually able to browse the plans available on the exchange found high premiums, high deductibles, and limited to no out-of-network coverage. In addition to the technical challenges and a | Read More »
It’s a Trap!
Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, | Read More »
Climate Change, The Philippines and The Problem of Pain
Let everyone’s prayers go out to Naderev Sano. His hometown got hit by Typhoon Haiyan and the result was truly a humanitarian disaster. In response to this massive evil that befell the place he lives, Mr. Sano logically searches for answers. In so doing, he runs into one of theology’s most puzzling dilemmas: The Problem of Pain.
So if God is so good, why then does the rain fall on both the righteous and the wicked? How can innocent people be struck with Typhoon Haiyan? Clearly this is unjust and horrible. An immediately logical response is to claim that it can’t be the work of a loving God. The next step afterwards is to them figure out where it came from. Once you’ve accepted the existence of evil, the devil pops up in your inbox soon thereafter. In Sano’s case, he has identified this devil to be Climate Change driven by modern industrial society.
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Are #ObamaCare Navigators Teaming With Battleground Texas To Turn The Lone Star State Blue?
No, your information is not safe under ObamaCare…at least not in Texas. Earlier this year, a left-wing group of organizers and operatives formed a group called Battleground Texas. Headed by a former field director of Obama for America, Battleground Texas’ sole aim is to turn Texas from a so-called “red state” to another California–that is, almost singularly controlled by liberal Democrats. Publicly, Battleground Texas is | Read More »
WWGO – November 12, 2013
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Today’s topics include Obamacare, Rob Ford, brosurance, cheeseburger chic, sore losers, and door closers. A cornucopia of cool!
At the New York Daily News, Michael Cohen presents the strongest form of a talking point liberals have thus far been cautious about deploying: Obama had to lie to us, for our own good, to bring us the wonder and glory of ObamaCare. In selling the health-care plan that bears his name, President Obama has, according to the fact-checking website Politifact, said at least 34 times that “if you like your | Read More »
Making Obamacare Work: Tougher Than Beating The Nazis and Japanese
It took 3 years, 5 months and a day to defeat Nazi Germany. Over 3 and a half years have elapsed since the Obamacare was signed into law.
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