Blog author: jcarter
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum after Mosul threat
BBC

The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The CBO Is Using Enron-Style Accounting On Obamacare
Ben Domenech, The Federalist

In the case of Obamacare, the sheer largeness of the measure and its many factors contributed to a higher degree of distrust for the CBO’s assumptions about what would come of Obamacare’s passage.

The Next “Hobby Lobby”: Mandating IVF Coverage
John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine

[H]as the New York Times given us a glimpse of Hobby Lobby II? The July 26 issue carries a story whose gist is that government and private insurance does not adequately cover in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Sure Can’t Hurt
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

We do, in fact, spend a lot of our entitlement money on the chronically poor — much more than you would think from hearing these statistics. That’s why Ryan is right to make that sort of relatively intractable poverty the focus of his plan.