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2014: 10 critical Senate races

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January 3, 2014
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The GOP has a big advantage, but that was also true in 2012.

Pope Francis: All your base are belong to us

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January 2, 2014
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The Marxist Pope:

One also sees the need for policies which can lighten an excessive imbalance between incomes. We must not forget the Church’s teaching on the so-called social mortgage, which holds that although it is lawful, as Saint Thomas Aquinas says, and indeed necessary “that people have ownership of goods”, insofar as their use is concerned, “they possess them as not just their own, but common to others as well, in the sense that they can benefit others as well as themselves”.

Poll: Which Senate seats will switch parties in 2014?

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December 31, 2013
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Republicans need to pick up 6 to gain control of the Senate. The latest polls are here.

Which Senate seats will switch parties in 2014?

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Chart of the year

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December 31, 2013
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The people who put Obama in office are SO screwed!

Editing the wikilaw

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December 27, 2013
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Government by whim: No one can safely plan in this environment. Jay Carney’s declarations have a shelf life of hours, not weeks, but the more lasting damage inheres in the idea that the law can be dictated by the White House. The changes are not matters of implementation but structural elements going to the...

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“Merry Christmas” from a VERY unlikely source

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December 24, 2013
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A Republican president could simply waive taxes he doesn’t like!

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December 21, 2013
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Just like Obama is doing: Given that individual mandate was upheld as a tax, are there other examples of a president waiving taxes for certain groups? Goodbye Death Tax. President Rand Paul could simply waive it for everyone making less than $1 trillion a year. And how about waiving taxes over 25% of their...

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My word of the year

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December 20, 2013
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“Wikilaw”:

Obama has turned [Obamacare] into a constantly evolving wikilaw, with editing privileges restricted to himself and a few administration officials.

Obamacare will cost YOU another $7,500 per year

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December 15, 2013
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Using Obama’s own math: First, Obama promised on numerous occasions that the average family of four will save $2,500 a year in premiums. Where did that number come from? Three Harvard economists wrote a memo in 2007 in which they claimed that then-Senator Obama’s health-care plan would reduce national health-care spending by $200 billion....

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You get what you pay for

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December 15, 2013
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Why that Mandela funeral sign language interpreter didn’t know what he was doing: Mr. Jantjie was paid a grand total of $85 for his simultaneous translation of the speeches of the U.N. secretary-general, six presidents, the head of the African Union, and a dozen other dignitaries. Ms. Bogopane-Zulu notes that the going rate for...

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Jang Song Thaek, the Von Stauffenberg of North Korea

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December 13, 2013
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Looks like Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle/deputy was trying to stage a coup and reform the country. From the write-up from KCNA, North Korea’s “news” agency: As regards the means and methods for staging the coup, Jang said: “I was going to stage the coup by using army officers who had close ties with...

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UNinsured people hate Obamacare!

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December 13, 2013
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NBC/WSJ: Obamacare has lost the uninsured. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week asked uninsured individuals whether or not they thought the law was a good idea. Just 24 percent said they thought it was. In contrast, half the uninsured polled said they thought it was a bad idea. As the Journal...

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How much is Obamacare costing YOU?

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November 26, 2013
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It’s costing me a fortune.

First, there’s the extra $3,000 per year I’ll have to pay for my mom’s insurance.

Then there’s the havoc Obamacare is wreaking on my insurance.

I have very good insurance from my employer. Until last year, I didn’t have to pay a single cent in deductibles or co-pays. I could see any doctor I wanted, and get any prescription drugs they prescribed.

But Obamacare imposes a 40% tax on the value by which such “cadillac” insurance plans exceed $10,200. This is done to discourage such plans, thus bringing down health costs overall. The intention is that, if you really like your insurance, Obamacare is going to make damn sure you don’t get to keep it.

To prepare for this tax to hit in 2018, formerly-generous employers like mine have started introducing co-pays and deductibles where there weren’t any before. I now have a $1,500 deductible and co-pays of 10% after that, until a total out-of-pocket maximum of $2,500 per year.

So Obamacare costs me personally an extra $5,500 a year – $3,000 more for my mom’s insurance and $2,500 for mine.

How much will it cost you?

Eeyore again

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November 23, 2013
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Thanks to Obamacare woes, if the elections were held today, Democrats would suffer large losses. But the elections aren’t being held today. There’s plenty of time, between now and the actual elections, for voters to forget what’s going on now, and for Democrats to demonize the eeevil insurance companies.

As a reminder, here’s Charles Krauthammer at the end of September 2011, predicting a landslide defeat for Obama.

Will Obamacare’s woes hurt the Democrats?

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November 3, 2013
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After all, about 5 percent of the country will find itself in the same boat as my mom… Surely, they must be mad enough to come out and vote against Democrats… The sad fact is that’s simply not true. As I’ve been saying for a couple of years now, American politics has turned into...

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