Wiretap: The horrible plague of pretend Obamacare horror stories

 
Everyone knows about the botched rollout of the Obamacare exchanges. And anyone paying attention knows that the botched rollout has been mostly fixed. And so the anti-Obamacare folks have been going for Obamacare horror stories, which, somehow, seem to never quite hold up. So, add to the botched rollout, the botched anti-Obamacare-horror-story rollout, as Paul Krugman records chapter and verse. But the Wall Street Journal has a new one, from a college president yet. We assume the Journal would have checked it out, so is there at least one true horror story?

The health care horror story hooey. Via Paul Krugman and the New York Times.

Stephen Blackwood: On Obamacare and his mother’s medicine. Via the Wall Street Journal.

Up at the state legislature this week: Cyberbullying, debtor prison stays, death penalty, lawn limits. Via the Pueblo Chieftain.

Amy Davidson deconstructs the “subhuman mongrel” apology that wasn’t really an apology. Of course not. It came from Ted Nugent, after all. Via the New Yorker.

John Dickerson explains why the 2016 presidential campaign will be the worst campaign ever. Did you ever doubt it? Via Slate.

The Republicans’ problem is not the caliber of their candidates, argues Alex Roarty in the National Journal, but the quality of the people who run the campaigns.

To the world’s astonishment, Mexico’s biggest drug kingpin is arrested and taken without a shot. Which is why so many people can’t believe it actually happened. Via New York Times.

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