by Staff Monkeys
- When ObamaCare was being debated in 2010, many conservatives and libertarians pointed out that insurance costs had to go up when less-healthy people were brought into the insurance system. The chief architect of the plan said otherwise at the time, but he’s now having to backtrack and admit that many people are going to pay more under the new system. Did he lie? Or was he just confused at the time?
- If a white celebrity admitted that he had voted for John McCain four years ago over Barack Obama simply because McCain was white, he would be tarred and feathered, at least metaphorically. News came out this weekend that Samuel L. Jackson voted for Obama four years ago simply because he’s black. He admitted that he didn’t care about Obama’s policies. Is Jackson a racist? Will there be an outcry? (Ummmm, no.)
- A new study suggests that criminal involvement might be lower in the long term for children who have an opportunity to attend a school other than the local government school, suggesting that school choice might have long-term benefits other than just improving test scores.
- Why do some black males do well in college, while others drop out? A new study concludes that those who succeed typically come from working-class families — and have parents and at least one K-12 teacher who have high expectations of them. Of the black men who do well in college, 60 percent come from two-parent homes, while only 35 percent of all black children grow up in two-parent homes.
- This proposal might cause some confusion among Obama’s supporters. Administration sources say Obama will soon propose lowering the corporate tax rate. We were under the impression that most of his supporters believed that corporations are evil incarnate, so how are they going to react to this?
- A couple in a Los Angeles suburb have painted their home in bright orange and green to become a billboard for a marketing company. In exchange for becoming the ugliest house in the neighborhood, the couple are having their mortgage payment of almost $2,000 a month covered by the marketing company. It sounds like a good deal, but when are the city zoning people going to take a whack at them?