On Obamacare “Improvements”

Before reading this story and the excerpt that immediately follows, ensure first that your expectations are as low as they can possibly be. Done? Good. Now read: Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their Saturday deadline for improving HealthCare.gov, according to government officials, in part by expanding the site’s capacity so …

A Better News Media, Please

For those who are still wondering why there was a marketplace for the blogosphere to begin with, consider this blog post and this one, which demonstrate quite clearly that good blogs are needed to correct truly bad reporting on the part of the mainstream media.

I Just Have No Idea Why Traditional Media Companies Are Dying

I mean, they put out such quality fare. For the record, I am guessing that this piece came to be in the following manner: Stage 1: Writer's old boyfriend is having heart surgery. Stage 2: Writer recalled that old boyfriend gave her a sex toy once. Stage 3: Writer said to self, "Self, wouldn't it …

A White House Officially in Crisis

The bad news regarding the implementation of health care "reform" just keeps on coming: Cathy Wagner says she isn’t political and has never written a lawmaker, much less the president, but with Obamacare she felt compelled. “I really just wanted him to know … I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move …

If It Is a Day Whose Name Ends with the Letter “Y,” It’s Time to Write about Obamacare Failures

The president of the United States believes that in the Internet age, he can still flush his narrative about Obamacare down the memory hole. I am glad that Ron Fournier is on the case to keep this from happening, but the fact that the White House tried to rewrite history ought to disturb honest people: …

How Bad Is the Obamacare Rollout?

So bad that the New York Times has to issue one of its patented awful editorial board op-eds in order to try to defend the law--and the administration that has botched its implementation. The whole thing is a laugh riot from soup to nuts. The very title of the piece--"Insurance Policies Not Worth Keeping"--signals to the …

Sauce for the Goose

David Bernstein: Petard hoister. With the title of his blog post asking "Why is the Obamacare Rollout Failing?", Professor Bernstein gives the following cheeky answer: Why, it’s obviously because President Barack Obama and his top aides hate government, and therefore can’t be trusted to run a major government program. When the government is run by …

Bill Keller Doesn’t Get Along Very Well with Reality

The following paragraph is one of the biggest howlers in the history of Ever: Unless you’ve been bamboozled by the frantic fictions of the right wing, you know that the Affordable Care Act, familiarly known as Obamacare, has begun to accomplish its first goal: enrolling millions of uninsured Americans, many of whom have been living …