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More on Private Insurance Whac-A-Mole

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:57 pm

The Affordable Care Act banned some of the private insurance industry’s worst practices, like denying coverage based on preexisting conditions, but that doesn’t mean they were just going to stop trying to find ways to get out of paying for customers’ health care. It simply started a game of consumer protection whac-a-mole where the industry comes up with innovative ways to screw sick people.

After Legalization Votes, Marijuana Use Down Slightly Among Teens

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:09 pm

Since voters in two states legalized and regulated marijuana for adults, the use rate among teens is effectively unchanged. The electorate’s support for marijuana reform didn’t cause a spike in youth consumption.

Alaskans Turn Against Both Parties as Local Democrats Embrace an Independent Candidate

By: Saturday September 13, 2014 12:00 pm

The number of Alaskans who identify with either major party has reached a new low. From Gallup: Alaska: Self-Reported Party Identification This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that recently Democrats in the state abandoned their own bid for governor to instead back an independent Bill Walker. That move turned what should of [...]

Congressional Gridlock Indirectly Helps Legalization Efforts in D.C.

By: Friday September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

The historic level of Congressional dysfunction this year has indirectly delivered a victory for marijuana legalization efforts in the District of Columbia.

Obama Relegates Congress to Merely Providing Him With Good PR

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 7:25 pm

By far the most depressing part of President Obama’s prime time speech about Syria was when this ‘constitutional scholar’ relegated one of most important checks and balances in our entire political system to simply the job of improving public relations.

Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think Obama Needs a Vote Before Starting a War in Syria Either

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 5:55 pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sided with President Obama’s incredible claim that he legal authority to start wars on his own.

John Kerry Tries to Claim a War Isn’t a War

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 2:30 pm

The next few weeks are going to be filled with Democrats and Administration officials twisting themselves into logical knots to pretend getting involved in the war in Syria doesn’t mean we are at war. Taking the lead at the moment is Secretary of State John Kerry.

Our New Euphemism for War Is: “Comprehensive and Sustained Counterterrorism Strategy”

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 11:11 am

President Obama didn’t actually make much news during his prime time speech last night. Most of the policies were reported well in advance of Obama taking the stage. When it comes to such a big decision where so many individuals are consulted, Washington D.C. leaks like a sieve.
As a result most of the news from the speech was about what will be our new rhetoric.

Americans More Likely to Be Killed in a Car Crash, Drowning or Accidentally Suffocating Than From Terrorism

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:48 pm

By far the most depressing poll of the day comes from Pew Research. It found recent news about Syria has caused many Americans to become dramatically more fearful about Islamic extremism and terrorism.

The number of people who give the government a positive rating when it comes to reducing the threat of terrorism went from 72 percent last November to just 56 percent today. That is a huge 16 point drop.

Similarly, significantly more people are now inclined to give up some liberty in the name of security.

Coloradans Still Happy They Legalized Marijuana

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:50 pm

If voters and politicians in other states are “waiting to see” how legalization goes in Colorado the general consensus seems to be that it has gone pretty well. Most Coloradans are happy with legalization and would do it all over again.

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