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CORRUPTION

If you’re looking for a silver lining to this morning’s ruling dealing a major blow to Obamacare (or rather a major blow to people getting subsidized policies in the states that didn’t adopt exchanges), look to the full DC Circuit Court. It seems highly, highly likely that the full DC Circuit will reverse this ruling. The problem is that the question then moves to the Supreme Court, which seems quite likely - given recent decisions - to turn it back again to some version of today’s decision. In other words, at some point in the future it seems quite likely that the Supreme Court will get its opportunity to gut the bill. 

I say ‘corruption’ in the headline above because there is a point after which activist partisanship becomes so extreme that it amounts to corruption, in some ways more damaging than the venal or monetary corruption we normally imagine when we use the word. Corruption, in its original meaning, refers to rot, remember. And that is what we have here in spades. 

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CORRUPTION

If you’re looking for a silver lining to this morning’s ruling dealing a major blow to Obamacare (or rather a major blow to people getting subsidized policies in the states that didn’t adopt exchanges), look to the full DC Circuit Court. It seems highly, highly likely that the full DC Circuit will reverse this ruling. The problem is that the question then moves to the Supreme Court, which seems quite likely - given recent decisions - to turn it back again to some version of today’s decision. In other words, at some point in the future it seems quite likely that the Supreme Court will get its opportunity to gut the bill.

I say ‘corruption’ in the headline above because there is a point after which activist partisanship becomes so extreme that it amounts to corruption, in some ways more damaging than the venal or monetary corruption we normally imagine when we use the word. Corruption, in its original meaning, refers to rot, remember. And that is what we have here in spades.

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newyorker:


MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

newyorker:

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point.

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1kLL9l1

NEW SONGS FOR BOOMERS

Devil’s Work - Miike Snow (from 2012 album Happy To You)

Handoff is a great new feature of Apple’s forthcoming operating system, Yosemite. Not all Macs will support it, though. Here’s how to check if yours will. Go to the Apple Menu, choose About this Mac, then click More Info, and then click on the System Report Head to the Apple Menu, then go About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Bluetooth. Look at the LMP Version. The version needs to be 0x6 for Handoff to work.

See? Everything is intuitive in the Apple world!

Find Out if Your Mac Will Support Handoff in OS X Yosemite

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle for title of World’s Biggest Star Wars fan. Must see!

NEW SONGS FOR BOOMERS

Back To The Middle - Deerhunter (from 2013 album Monomania)

Song is “Time” from new duo Jungle. Another nice entry in the series of 70s-style retro-disco songs, following Daft Punk and Pharrell. Good stuff!

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The scariest movie I’ve ever seen.