There are certain things one doesn’t ask in polite elite society. Lucky for you you’re nowhere near there. You’re in Bokbluster, so I’ll ask: Is it possible, on average, that girls don’t like math as much as boys? It’s possible, on average. Unless you’re Larry Summers, the former president of Harvard. Is it possible, on
Congress can’t repeal ObamaCare but it frog marched Trump to the signing table for a Russian sanctions bill. The House voted 419-3 for the bill and the Senate came in 98-2. Russian Sanctions Bill And the president can’t reverse the sanctions without Congressional approval. Which may be unconstitutional, at least that’s what Trump said in
Anthony Scaramucci (a.k.a. The Mooch) had a very bad week. A short one too. President Trump appointed him communications director over the objections of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Mooch’s Very Bad Week Spicer got mad and quit, sort of. Mooch fired Priebus. His wife divorced him. Harvard Law School
A recent study of deceased NFL players found that 99% suffered brain damage. We think Congress can do better.
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The Senate voted 51 – 50 to open debate on repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But it wasn’t easy. John McCain returned to the Senate floor from brain cancer treatment and voted yes. With the vote tied Vice President Mike Pence caste the deciding ballot. No Democrats voted in favor. Though some say they’re
President Trump gave an interview to his favorite newspaper, the NYT. He allowed that he wouldn’t have appointed Jeff Sessions Attorney General had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russian allegations. Meanwhile A.G. Sessions has been busying himself by renewing the federal asset forfeiture program. Cover Your Asset Forfeiture Program A little pithier
President Trump’s answer to the Senate health-care bill collapse was to stand back and allow ObamaCare to collapse too. There aren’t enough healthy customers paying premiums to cover the sick ones. And insurance companies are pulling out as ObamaCare heads into a death spiral. Trump claims that when the program fails he won’t own it.
Here’s a nifty graphic from Axios AM. It’s based on data gathered by The Kaiser Family Foundation. The data show that most people are covered by group health insurance. But Medicaid comes in second. The Affordable Care Act encouraged states to expand Medicaid to the able bodied poor. The deal was that the feds would
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court spoke up for free speech. The kind that offends. The Court ruled unanimously in favor of The Slants. The Slants are an Asian rock band whose federal trademark application was rejected on the grounds that its name is offensive. Justice Alito took offense at that. Here’s what he had to
My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for? Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there. Who Ya Gonna Vote For? The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on
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Uber investors forced C.E.O. Travis Kalanick out of the company he founded yesterday. Here’s Reuters: The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and leaves Uber’s board of directors with the problem of finding a dynamic leader who also has a steady hand needed to heal Uber after a bruising six months. Uber Founder Ejected And here’s MIT