What the NFL bans on TV
Great ad and response to its rejection for the Superbowl
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Obama vows that no matter how badly Obamacare fails, and no matter how many people it harms, he's not repealing it. Ever.
Meanwhile, for the first time ever, Obama's RCP job approval has fallen below 40%. ( does it matter?)
A Megan McArdle column argues that Obama has given up on trying to make Obamacare work, per se; he's only attempting to keep it alive through the 2015 midterms.
The administration has given up on success, as it might once have defined it. The object is no longer 7 million people signed up through the exchanges, with 2.7 million of them young and healthy, and the health-care cost curve bending back toward the earth. It is to keep the program alive until 2015. The administration's priorities are, first, to keep Democrats from undoing the individual mandate or otherwise crippling the law; second, to keep insurers from raising premiums or exiting the marketplace; third, to tamp down loose talk about the failures on the exchanges; and, only fourth, to get to the place where it used to think it would be this year, with lots of people signed up for affordable insurance. It is now measuring the program’s success not by whether it meets its goals, but by whether it survives at all. And all of its choices are oriented toward this new priority.
You can see this in the decisions the administration made about fixing HealthCare.gov: It focused on the part that voters can see, even though the part that accurately transmits data to insurers is arguably more important -- is it better, or actually worse, to "sign up" a bunch of people when you can’t get that information to the insurers who need to write the actual policies? You can see it in the strategic delays, particularly the delay of the open enrollment deadline until after the 2014 elections....
From the administration's perspective, this makes a lot of sense. A program that survives until 2015 can hopefully be fixed. A program that is fatally damaged by Democratic or insurer defections definitely can’t. The question is whether the public will embrace this new way of measuring the program’s success … and what happens if it doesn't.
It was written at a time when if you worked cattle you were called a driver or a vaquero, because nobody had heard the word "cowboy."
"Make your way in Texas!"
- Cattle Raising
- Horse and Mule Raising
- Breaking Texas Horses - "A wild and exciting business."
- Stock Driving
- Camping and Storytelling
- Catching Wild Cattle
- Hog Raising
- Sheep Raising and Wool Growing
- Importation and Improvement of Stock
- Goats - Alpaca Sheep - Camels - Jacks & Jennets - Dogs - Fowls
- The Country (its vegetables, fruits, timber, flowers, dwellings and building materials, cisterns, climate and health, Northers, rivers, seaport and interior towns, etc.)
- Fish, Oysters, Shrimp & Turtles
- Game Animals Hunted
- Game Birds Hunted
- Merchants and Planters
- Cattle Shipping
- Beef Packing
- Speculation: Horses, Mules, etc.
- Land Speculation
- Wool and Sheep Speculation
- Teachers, Schools, Churches, Ministers, etc.
- Kinds of Labor in Demand
- Who and How to Go
- The Beauties of Our Land
- Different Routes to Texas
- How to Find a Location
- Emigrants' Camp
"A man can be a man and not a dog."
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