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Justice Department asks judge to undo Obamacare

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/26/19, 11:54 am

WASHINGTON—On Monday, the Justice Department sided with a federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, is unconstitutional and should be struck down. The department filed a determination with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying that “the district court’s judgment should be affirmed.” Last December, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor sided with a coalition of Republican states in Texas v.

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Krieg Barrie

Us against ourselves

Society | A brief history of alienation
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 3/06/19, 11:56 am

Alienated America, by Tim Carney, is the latest book (following Bowling Alone in 2000 and Coming Apart in 2013) about our culture’s loss of community bonds. That loss could be the endgame of one of the great conflicts in human history. The conflict has taken many forms: the one and the many (philosophical), the pluribus and the unum (political), the id and the other (psychological).

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The Venezuela test

Government | What does it take to make a nation long endure?
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/28/19, 02:12 pm

If it really happens that the socialist government of Venezuela is upended sometime during the next few months, the question will look bigger and bigger: Who gets to shape the government of Venezuela’s future?

It’s not a binary choice. Every student of foreign affairs should be reminded that the disappearance of one bad dude doesn’t necessarily mean he’s been replaced by an angel from heaven. 

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