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
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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
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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
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Shakespeare in the Park tried to improve on the Bard’s work by making Julius Caesar look like Donald Trump in a business suit. He is then assassinated by pc women and minorities. Rather than go for the unhinged Trump Derangement Syndrome angle, I thought I’d have a little fun with The Donald’s famous ego. Besides,
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Former FBI Director Comey told President Trump three times that he was not under investigation. But Hillary Clinton was. Sort of. Then Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Comey to refer to what he was doing with Hillary as a “matter“, not an “investigation.” Comey went along but said the order “confused and concerned” him. He
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Turns out Comey likes to leak too. He testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked his own memos about a meeting with Trump. The leak was in response to Trump’s tweet that Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their meeting. Comey woke up in the middle of the night and decided to
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Anthem Insurance recently pulled out of Ohio’s ObamaCare exchange. The company cited “a mix of uncertainty and big losses from higher-than-expected bills racked up by sick policyholders.” Also, Anthem cited the shrinking individual market — a half million fewer people signed up for Obamacare during open enrollment this year — and the return of an
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New York Mayor DeBlasio elevated the threat level from killing Big Bird to killing children. Killing Children Meanwhile, terrorists in Manchester actually did kill children.
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Sean Spicer says our Tweeter-in-Chief has a “direct line to the American people.” Tweeter Meter So, in an effort to tap that wire, The Atlantic opened a Tweet Tracker. Cute, but I would have called it a Tweet Twacker. As you’d expect, its purpose is to track Trump’s Tweets. The Tweet Tracker breaks down each presidential tweet into “The Prompt,” “The Context,” and the
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It’s ransomware that attacked computers around the globe last week. The malware was loaded onto networks through certain versions of Windows. (Microsoft blames the NSA.) It then encrypts your system and demands ransom to unlock your computer. Three hundred dollars payable in bitcoin. WannaCry According to Wired WannaCry can tell when it’s being detected and go dormant. Later, when
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The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller special counsel this week. His mission is to investigate suspected collusion between Team Trump and Russia. And pretty much anything else that strikes his fancy once he gets going. Mueller’s a career creature of the Washington Swamp. But, as swamp creatures go, he’s one of the most respected. He served as
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