The Washington Post has the bombshell story of the month: “A pair of surveys released on Thursday suggest that just one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private health plans through the new marketplace have signed up for one—and that about half of uninsured adults has looked for information on the online exchanges or plans to look.” Well, and there goes the famed rationale for the health-care law—which was to bring the people, numbering anywhere between 31 million to 47 million depending on how and whom you count, without insurance into the system.
The flag's importance isn't just political, either. The Union Jack is emblematic of modern British culture and society worldwide. These days, it's emblazoned on corporate logos, foreign aid, rock guitars, and even sex symbols. Perhaps no flag other than America's is as instantly recognizable around the world as the Union Jack is. Will a new flag retain that power?