Make That 11

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on January 29, 2015

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

Make That 11

  • “10 Ways to Create Jobs”—headline, USNews .com, Aug. 1, 2011
  • “Venezuelan Woman Earns Her Entire Living Standing in Line to Buy Toilet Paper”—headline, EconomicPolicyJournal, Jan. 27, 2015

Venezuela-waiting-line‘I Must Be a Snowflake, Because I’ve Fallen for You’
“Global Warming So Bad Great Lakes Need Another Icebreaker”—headline, Investor’s Business Daily, Jan. 27

From a CNN commentary by Theresa Brown:

Journalist Steven Brill has written a new book about our dysfunctional system of health care and it’s getting a lot of attention. In “America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System,” he describes the various struggles to implement the Affordable Care Act and dissects the ongoing opposition to the bill.

As a nurse, I’ve always supported the ACA as a way for more Americans to get needed health care. But many people, including many nurses, view Obamacare as a government intrusion into individual lives. I can see their point of view, but I believe it’s mistaken. The ACA does not allow government to interfere in our lives; it compels government to keep us as safe and healthy as possible.

That last sentence is a masterpiece of doublespeak. How in the world is it possible for the government to “keep us . . . safe and healthy” without interfering in our lives?

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