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The Language of the Deplorables

from The City Journal, Trump and the American Divide by Victor Davis Hanson: Language is also different in the countryside. Rural speech serves, by its very brevity and directness, as an enhancement to action. Verbosity and rhetoric, associated with urbanites, were always…

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The Price of Contempt

If I could pick one word to describe the upset it would be the word ‘contempt’. This was a Brexit election, a revolt against the elites, but the problem is not elites.  The founding fathers were elites and a large…

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Another False Ideological Construct

The dark side of pragmatism is not obvious to most people.  Like so many terms its application and meaning in the private sector can alter greatly when applied in the public realm.  But changing reality while being numb to principles…

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Grubering Climate Change

from American Thinker, Paul Shlichta writes Two Approaches to Climate Change. Excerpts: Our climate depends on two convective systems: one in the shell of gas we call the atmosphere and the other in the layer of water we call the…

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A Warrior for the Cause

From Jonah Goldberg in Townhall,  Jonathan Gruber Should’ve Been Time’s Person of the Year For similar reasons, I think Time missed an opportunity in not putting Gruber on the cover. Tea partiers and Wall Street occupiers disagree on a great…

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Gruber’s Conflict of Interest

from Gruber’s Pathetic Congressional Testimony in The National Review by John Fund: Despite his constant memory lapses, what can we fairly deduce from the role of Jonathan Gruber in Obamacare? A person who advised the Congressional Budget Office in a formal capacity…

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Getting Beyond the Bad Data on the ACA

Ms. Lummis’s story during the Gruber hearing about her husband’s death demonstrates a tool often used by the left that the right needs to learn.  It is not good enough to attack bad policies like Obamacare with theories and analysis…

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Noble Cause Corruption

from Ed Driscoll in PJ Media, Earth in the Grubering As the Watts Up With That blog notes: Our critics sometimes dismiss skeptics as “conspiracy theorists” noting how unlikely it would be that thousands of  scientists would collude.   They miss the point. …

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Profiting from Complexity

from Jonah Goldberg on Foxnews GOLDBERG: I heard about it. But it was today doing my homework for this that I finally read up on it. I just got angrier and angrier about it. In a lot of ways this spectacle…

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Grubering

From Springer’s Blog, The Fine Art of Grubering excerpt: If cynicism and moral bankruptcy were Olympic sports, Jonathan Gruber would have at least two golds locked up.  If there was a Hall of Fame for a sport called  “Contempt for…

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Degrading American Democracy

From Commentary, Obamacare Lies and Democracy Excerpt: In a sense, Gruber’s statement doesn’t exactly break new ground. After all, if then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could say that ObamaCare had to be passed before its contents could be understood, it’s not…

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The Ends Justify the Means

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits to deceiving the pubic in order to pass Obamacare.   From The Daily Signal In a newly surfaced video, one of Obamacare’s architects admits a “lack of transparency” helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats…

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