The cost curve has been bent, but it sure hasn’t been bent downward Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing under the 'Affordable' Care Act

Remember when we were told that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would “bend the cost curve downward”? From The Wall Street Journal: ObamaCare’s Wallet-Buster Health Plans While insurance premiums and deductibles soar, Hillary Clinton takes credit for the president’s mess. By Nathan Nascimento | January 31, 2016 6:22 p.m. ET On the campaign …

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Remember ‘Peak Oil?’

Remember these stories from yesteryear, from our friends on the left? Peak Oil is on schedule. Monday, December 10th, 2007 @ 2:31 am | Energy, Peak Oil |By Jeromy Brown As entirely expected here at Iowa Liberal, documented further by the New York Times: The economies of many big oil-exporting countries are growing so fast …

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Amanda Marcotte clams up Feminism has been completely subsumed by leftism, and feminists know when they have to shut up

Salon writer Amanda Marcotte has always, always! been insistent on women’s rights, a frequent writer — and jumper-to-conclusion — concerning sexual assault, and a proponent of the so-called “slut walks,” in which women demonstrate concerning their right to wear whatever they wish or act as they please and not be looked down upon or seen …

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The liberal way to deal with illegal immigration Don't tell me that the left don't know what they're doing

From The Wall Street Journal: Go Live Elsewhere, We’re Cutting Carbon Here The Newhall Ranch project near Los Angeles is green but not green enough for the antidevelopment crowd. By Allysia Finley | Dec. 27, 2015 6:40 p.m. ET Earlier this month California Gov. Jerry Brown promised to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to 80% below 1990 …

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Our Betters will tell us what to do concerning climate change The Patricians will decide, while we Plebeians will pay

From The Wall Street Journal: World Leaders Meet in Paris to Overcome Divisions on Climate Change Tough negotiations lie ahead between rich and poor economies, high polluters and countries already suffering from rising temperatures By William Horobin and William Mauldin | Updated Nov. 30, 2015 6:48 a.m. ET PARIS—World leaders converged on Paris on Monday …

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The case for Carly Fiorina

From Paul Mirengoff on Powerline: A case for Carly Fiorina Our friend Dave Begley has been running the rule over the Republican presidential field as it passes through Council Bluffs, Iowa and other venues not far from Omaha, Nebraska where Dave resides. We are proud to have featured his excellent reports on Power Line. Now, …

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God bless fracking! I have benefited personally

The environmentalists and the left and the Democrats1 would have us believe that fracking is evil, evil, evil! but I, as a working man, sure have seen the benefits. The chart shows what I had to pay for heating oil last winter, in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, compared with what I paid for a delivery on …

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Economics 101: Maybe people have gotten smarter? Didn't you know? We're supposed to behave the way Our Betters believe we should behave

From The Wall Street Journal: Why the Housing Rebound Hasn’t Lifted the U.S. Economy Much Many homeowners don’t realize they have home equity to tap, while banks have pulled back on loan amounts and other types of loans have become cheaper By Joe Light | November 22, 2015 2:50 p.m. ET American homeowners are finally …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Rising Rates Pose Challenge to Health Law Higher-cost premiums for 2016 threaten the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs By Louise Radnofsky, Paul Overberg and Stephanie Armour | Updated November 19, 2015 2:21 p.m. ET Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable …

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Going green doesn’t always put much green in your wallet

If you think that the government is here to help you, think again! Californians upset that they can’t sell their green energy homes posted at 12:01 pm on October 19, 2015 by Jazz Shaw A tale of woe comes to us from the Left coast. Trouble has reared its head for Californians who enrolled in …

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