Daily Archives: July 29, 2009

Folk Devils

Read this from Megan McArdle – it is longish but well worth the time. Megan: What about gastric bypass? The quoted figures for gastric bypass seem pretty impressive when doctors talk about them on television. Paul: Gastric bypass is surgically … Continue reading

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Losing It

Maxine Waters is losing it. She’s threatening Blue Dogs if they do not toe the leftist line: Seven Blue Dogs on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have effectively blocked the panel from working on the bill for more than … Continue reading

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The Life And Death Business

Megan McArdle: The other major reason that I am against national health care is the increasing license it gives elites to wrap their claws around every aspect of everyone’s life. Look at the uptick in stories on obesity in the … Continue reading

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