To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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ObamaCare, Part II

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH As I walked into the pharmacy, the technician who has kept track of all of my prescriptions for years was on an endless call trying to figure out who is going to deliver her baby and where. The good news: Her new plan, which fully complies with the Affordable Care Act, provides […]
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California Counts For Nothing – Again

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH I got my absentee ballot in the mail, which reminded me: We have an election next Tuesday. The excitement is hard to bear. Oh, wait. There is no excitement. The ballot is still sitting in the pile on the kitchen table. I intend to fill it out because that’s what good citizens […]
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Liberals Have Much To Like In Deficit Reduction Plan

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BY FROMA HARROP Many liberals went bananas over the new plan to reduce deficits. The ideas put forth by the chairmen of President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission ignore their priorities, they lament. Liberals are entitled to be crabby because they’ve been doing the hard budget compromising since the Clinton era. And what business is it […]
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Why Corvettes Cost Less Than College

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BY FROMA HARROP That was a pleasant stroll across the Ivy League campus of Brown University, in Providence, RI. I saw the gardening crews, the maintenance trucks, the pricey restoration work on Faunce Arch. I passed the skating rink, the president’s mansion and the new Department of Facilities Management building. As I surveyed the handsome […]
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Hitting Our Heads Against A Border Wall

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BY FROMA HARROP Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday’s problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal immigration from Mexico would become tomorrow’s problem. Just […]
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