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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Caveat Emptor: Lovers of Latin Try to Sell a Dead Tongue - WSJ.com

INCOURT, Belgium—A modest white schoolhouse near Brussels is in the vanguard of a long-struggling movement of Latin enthusiasts who refuse to say requiescat in pace to the ancient language.

via online.wsj.com

Some things are just worth doing.

November 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Long-shot legal challenges to health care law abound

WASHINGTON — President Obama's signature health care law could get nicked by the Supreme Court next year when the justices take up the mandate that most businesses provide free coverage for contraception. But that's not the only legal hurdle it faces.

In courtrooms across the country, Republican state attorneys general and conservative groups are challenging the way the law was passed, the way it was worded and the bureaucracy it created.

via www.usatoday.com

Lawfare.

November 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Administration accused of giving unions 'special treatment' with exemption from ObamaCare fee | Fox News

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who flagged the obscure rule change after it was filed in the Federal Register (see page 70), blasted the exemption as "crony capitalism at its worst." 

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November 27, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Obamacare Failure is a Threat to Liberalism | New Republic

here’s a term of art that the Obama White House uses to describe its neurotic supporters who instantly race to the worst-case scenario: They are known as “bed-wetters.” Two months into the dysfunctional life of healthcare.gov, however, that seems a perfectly appropriate physiological reaction.

via www.newrepublic.com

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thomas Miller and Abby McCloskey: The Next ObamaCare Mirage - WSJ.com

Supporters of President Obama are working overtime to backtrack from his promise that "If you like your health-care insurance, you can keep it. Period." While the president has conceded that this statement was inaccurate, the administration doesn't seem to have learned its lesson. The damage control plan is to spread another falsehood about the Affordable Care Act.

via online.wsj.com

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Oregon’s Obamacare sign-up is an ‘epic failure’ - Paige Winfield Cunningham - POLITICO.com

Not one person has yet enrolled in the Cover Oregon insurance exchange — a major embarrassment to state policymakers who early on had wholeheartedly embraced the Affordable Care Act even as other states tried their best to hinder it.

via www.politico.com

We should have tried it in Oregon first.

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Obama's Broken Promise (Chapter Two) | RealClearPolitics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's broken promise about people being able to keep their existing health insurance is much larger than we've been led to believe. Until now, attention has focused on the individual insurance market: people buying coverage for themselves and their families from insurance companies. Policies have been canceled because they don't comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the individual market is small, representing about 5 percent of the non-elderly population, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. What's unappreciated is that cancellations, under today's law, will ultimately spread to the largest insurance market: employer-provided coverage.

via www.realclearpolitics.com

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Keystone Pipeline Saga Still Has Several More Chapters - NationalJournal.com

Settle back into your seat and get comfortable, because the next rounds in the Keystone XL pipeline fight are going to require digging into documents spanning thousands of pages, or at least waiting until someone else does it for you.

via www.nationaljournal.com

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Etymology of "foo"

Heh.

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Sacramento judge's ruling throws bullet train's future in doubt - latimes.com

In a major legal blow to the California bullet train, a Sacramento judge ruled that state officials cannot pursue their plan to tap billions of dollars in voter-approved bond funding for construction, a decision that could cause indefinite delays in the massive $68-billion project.

Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny, ruling Monday in two closely watched cases, found the state officials made key errors and failed to comply with legal requirements as they moved the project toward a long-awaited groundbreaking.

via www.latimes.com

Hooray!

November 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)