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Madness

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Privacy?

No, that’s a thing of the past. Mark Steyn: But in the broken-down rural hinterlands, EHR and other novelties make it more lucrative for surviving medical centers to prioritize federal paperwork over patient care. For example, there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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They Already Have

Janet Daley in the Sunday Telegraph title her piece, “The West is signing its own death sentence.” I’m afraid that might have been better phrased in the past tense: What the West took from its defeat of the East was … Continue reading

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Imperial Style

Mark Steyn: In the American republic, even the dogs cost more. The Queen is a famous corgi lover and has been breeding them since she was a young girl. Now in her late eighties she’s slowing down and only keeps … Continue reading

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Disability as a Lifestyle Choice

Or rather, collecting disability payments as a lifestyle choice: “It is exceptionally difficult — for all practical purposes, impossible,” writes Eberstadt, “for a medical professional to disprove a patient’s claim that he or she is suffering from sad feelings or … Continue reading

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The Sad Truth

Mark Steyn: No danger of that. If (in Milton Himmelfarb’s famous formulation) Jews earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans, Americans are taxed like Puerto Ricans but vote like Scandinavians. We already have a more severely redistributive taxation system … Continue reading

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What’s Over the Cliff

Beyond the fiscal cliff is the debt abyss: The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual … Continue reading

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Wow, What a Surprise!

Obama staffers seeking to cash in as lobbyists: With President Obama’s reelection a done deal, headhunters are expecting worn-out administration aides to look for new jobs in the influence industry. Several Obama aides started making post-election plans well before November, … Continue reading

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Intelligence?

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Anti-Semitic Logic

Michael Goodwin calls it Bizarro World logic, but let’s call it what it really is, shall we? So, yes, naturally, the war started when Israel hit back. Double standards are par for the course in the Mideast and all the … Continue reading

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Big Brother Comes Calling

In the form of warrantless access to your online electronic information by government officials: In a dumbfounding display of politics at work, a U.S. Senate bill that, at one point, would have protected e-mail privacy has gone the opposite way, … Continue reading

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Actually, It’s Worse

Gerri Willis says that Middle Class Americans can expect to lose a full half of their paychecks to taxes next year: Then there is the Federal Social Security and Medicare payroll tax of 13.3%. You pick up 5.65% while you’re … Continue reading

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Giving America Away

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Smart Diplomacy

Rockets are being fired into Israel from Egypt. “Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries.” … Continue reading

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Grim Outlook

Mark Steyn: Republicans think they’re importing hardworking immigrants who want a shot at the American Dream; the Democrats think they’re importing clients for Big Government. The Left is right: Just under 60 percent of immigrants receive some form of welfare. … Continue reading

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