On Loyalty Day

Our “heritage of freedom” doesn’t include Native Americans, or African Americans, or indeed anyone other than a certain class of white Americans. The occasional blossoming of freedom or the agitation for it are treated as brushfires to be vigorously suppressed before they spread, and it is only when an inescapably embarrassing number of people must be arrested or killed to prevent it that a cause advances—when it seems that almost everyone must be dealt with.

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This one weird trick

Centene is the largest Obamacare insurer and a sizeable player in the Medicaid market (which shouldn’t even exist). The company’s earnings per share rose 150% last year on a 13% increase in revenue. How did they do that? Elsewhere, the border patrol have reported massive increases in the number of assaults on their agents in the past few years despite the steady decline in the number of border crossings. What’s up with that?

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