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If Only Medicaid Expansion Were a $30 Billion Defense Program...: The View from the Roasterie XXIX: November 8, 2013

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for November 8, 2013

Over at the Equitablog:


  1. Eric Loomis: Black Lung Follow Up: "Great news. I recently linked to the Center on Public Integrity’s excellent series on how coal miners are denied black lung benefits by Johns Hopkins doctors who always rule in favor of industry. Johns Hopkins has now suspended its black lung program and is investigating what has happened. This is excellent news for coal miners who hopefully will begin to receive their rightful compensation in the future. It’s also an example of the positive impact journalists can make in society."
  2. Ed Glaeser A happy tale of two cities: "New York is a magnet for people on a fast-track to be rich, and for very low-income people. What's wrong with that?"
  3. Elon James White: “The Dog Ate My Homework” and Other Rand Paul Excuses: "Sen. Rand Paul has a plagiarism problem... [and] went on the defensive: 'We write something every week for The Washington Times, and I literally am riding around in a car in between things trying to figure out if I can approve it.... We need to get stuff earlier, but it’s hard, we probably take on more than we should be doing.' Being a politician is hard? Citing sources is hard? Buying food when your SNAP benefits have been cut is hard? Oh wait, one of these things is actually hard. Douche."
  4. Kevin Drum: Ron Paul Basically Called for Armed Revolution This Week: "Huh. I don't remember him being willing to deliver harangues quite like this during last year's debates. I guess he was holding back after all, just another mealy-mouthed politician unwilling to buck the polls and tell the people the raw truth.... The most remarkable part of all this is that the rest of us—centrists, liberals, non-insane Republicans, the press, etc.—are expected to shrug off this kind of thing as nothing more than a sort of boys-will-be-boys stemwinder, not to be taken seriously. Remarkable indeed."


Plus: Long:

Bill English et al.: The Federal Reserve's Framework for Monetary Policy--Recent Changes and New Questions | Tim Duy: On Lowering the Unemployment Target |

Plus: Short:

Nicholas Bagley: How the Administration could extend open enrollment without congressional action | Ari Fleischer: Opinion: Why the House must pass ENDA | Elias Isquith: George W. Bush to help group that converts Jews in effort to bring about second coming of Jesus Christ | 60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound. We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction |