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On the op-ed page: War on the poor. Piling on Obamacare

Published November 1, 2013 9:40 am

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America declares war on the poor — Paul Krugman | The New York Times

... Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch that the party doesn't really stand for anything else — and only willfully blind observers can fail to see that reality. ...

Backers dodge responsibility for Obamacare — Rich Lowry | The National Review

... It's a little late to get Republican buy-in, though. That would have required serious compromise back in 2009, when Democrats, at the high tide of their power in the Obama era, saw no reason to make any. ...

Obamacare laid bare — Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post

Every disaster has its moment of clarity. Physicist Richard Feynman dunks an O-ring into ice water and everyone understands instantly why the shuttle Challenger exploded. This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancelation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. Period."

The cancellations lay bare three pillars of Obamacare: (a) mendacity, (b) paternalism and (c) subterfuge. ...