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Obamacare Insurance Premiums to Jump, up to 51%

Major insurers in some states are proposing up to 51 percent premium increases for health plans sold under the Affordable Healthcare and Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Despite single digit increases for 2015, insurance companies are seeing their costs jump and are demanding to be compensated with dramatically higher rates.

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New Orleans Cop Shot, Killed While Driving His Squad Car

On Sunday morning, a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) officer was shot and killed while driving his squad car. New Orleans Police Department Supt. Michael Harrison said “the 45-year-old HANO officer was driving in Central City when he was fatally shot.”

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Interview–Kirsten Powers on ‘The Silencing': Obama ‘Normalized’ Left’s Anti-Speech Mobs with Attacks on Fox News

Kirsten Powers’ new book The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech surveys the political landscape of the past couple years and finds something new to worry about. A self-described liberal, Powers writes that the “illiberal left” is trying to dominate the discussion on campus, online and in the media through intimidation. In our discussion, Powers suggests there is an authoritarian impulse at play, one that has been gaining steam in the broader culture.

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Ex-IPCC Chair Indicted for Sexual Harassment

The long-time leader of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, RK Pachauri, is reportedly under indictment by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for “misuse of his position and violation of the organisation’s policy on sexual harassment.”
to the Economic Times of India.

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Let the Market, Not the Government, Stop Bribery

Bribery is mostly a problem in dealing with government officials, who have a legal monopoly in a particular area. So it makes sense to allow free markets to prevent bribery, rather than counting on governments to root it out.

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