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Links for 08/19/16

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From the file "things are not always what they seem." Our Republican friends have been touting the news that some insurance companies are dropping out of Obamacare exchanges as proof that the law does not work. According to this report at Vox, the reasons Aetna decided to drop out may have less to do with how the exchanges work and more to do with the administration's decision to ban a merger Aetna sought on anti-trust grounds.

Links for 08/15/16

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Helen Razer at Daily Review beat me to the punch. The ubiquitous TV ad for Apple features a dreadful poem by Maya Angelou who was, as Razer points out, a great activist but a lousy poet. I got to know Ms. Angelou a bit during my years at Kramerbooks, and while I could not admire her work, I admired her personality, not least the ease with which she ordered and downed a gin and tonic at noon! When she walked into a room, she walked into a room.

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