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OK, you win; what next?



If the Supreme Court chucks ObamaCare entirely, which looks increasingly likely, Republicans will finally have a chance to redefine the debate. But only if they get educated and put together reform ideas now.

Past talkers


Here's a stunner:

The spiritual leader of the world's Roman Catholics and the brothers who have carried Cuba along an increasingly solitary Communist path mixed warm smiles with the hard language of their respective camps during Pope Benedict XVI's three-day tour of Cuba.

Gas pains

Hey, Indiana is in the vanguard!

The price of an average gallon of regular gas surpassed the $3.90 mark Wednesday, moving to within a dime of the $4 threshold.


The average price rose 1.3 cents to $3.911 in the latest daily survey conducted for the motorist group AAA. The price has risen for 19 consecutive days.


Health care politics

I've seen this argument made in several places:

If the Supreme Court decides to strike down the new health care law’s individual mandate to purchase insurance, it will represent a remarkable election-year rebuke for President Obama – the rejection, by the nation’s highest court, of a central provision of his main domestic policy accomplishment.

It might also help him win re-election.

Bye, bye coal

The latest bulletin from the administration with an all-of-the-above energy policy:


The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of new conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.

Let's be sensitive

Ah, the world we live in:

In a bizarre case of political correctness run wild, educrats have banned references to “dinosaurs,” “birthdays,” “Halloween” and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests.

That’s because they fear such topics “could evoke unpleasant emotions in the students.”

Eat, pray, lose

OK, separation of church and state. I get it. Can't have the government trying to impose a religion on us. But so many of the complaints against religious impulses these days are too trivial to take seriously. I'm supposed to believe this is a threat against my religious freedoms?

Welcome to the circus

If all he's got going for him is "name recognition," he'd better think again; 2004 is a loooong time ago in Short Attention Span America:


Former reality TV star Rupert Boneham said he thinks he has a real shot at becoming Indiana’s next governor after being nominated as a third-party choice Saturday.

Nothing new here

Please fire me

The cynical axiom (anthough a libertarian would say it is merely realistic) is that government can only go in one direction: bigger. Here's the exception that proves the rule:


KELLER -- Keller City Manager Dan O'Leary decided that someone from the top management ranks at City Hall had to go. So the person he laid off was himself.