Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some Interesting Articles on the Web (July 23, 2014)

The Affordable Care Act:
“New Questions on Health Law as Rulings on Subsidies Differ.” New York Times article.

“What today’s Obamacare ruling reveals about the GOP.” Paul Waldman blog post at The Washington Post website.
“This Shamefully Dishonest Obamacare Ruling Could Blow Up in the GOP's Face.” Brian Beutler article at the New Republic website.

“The Ruling That Would Gut Obamacare Is an Amazing Advertisement for Obamacare.” Slate article by Jordan Weissmann. The article quotes from the D.C. Circuit Court on how a plaintiff established standing:

“The district court determined that at least one of the appellants, David Klemencic, has standing. Klemencic resides in West Virginia, a state that did not establish its own Exchange, and expects to earn approximately $20,000 this year. He avers that he does not wish to purchase health insurance and that, but for federal credits, he would be exempt from the individual mandate because the unsubsidized cost of coverage would exceed eight percent of his income. The availability of credits on West Virginia’s federal Exchange therefore confronts Klemencic with a choice he’d rather avoid: purchase health insurance at a subsidized cost of less than $21 per year or pay a somewhat greater tax penalty.”
“No, the Halbig case isn't going to destroy Obamacare.” Ezra Klein at Vox.

“What Happens If Obama Loses the Halbig Case?” Kevin Drum at the Mother Jones website.
“Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare Back on the Front Burner and Will Give Republicans a Huge Political Headache.” Blog post by Bob Laszewski.

Israel, Palestinians, Gaza:

“Hundreds riot in Nazareth as pro-Gaza rally turns violent: Arab Israelis shutter shops in protest at IDF operation, drawing boycott call from Avigdor Liberman.” Article in The Times of Israel.

“Wave of anti-Semitic rallies hits cities across Germany.” Article in The Times of Israel.

“France slams ‘anti-Semitic’ violence at pro-Palestinian rally.” Article at the France 24 website.

“Fear Returns to Israel.” Interesting article by Ari Shavit in The Australian. (Googling this article may work if you hit a paywall.) Ari Shavit is the author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.
“Al Jazeera Holds Israel Responsible For Shots Fired At Gaza Office.” Huffington Post article.

“‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’: Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War.” Article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells at the New York magazine website.
“Are the Media Reporting the Gaza War Fairly?” Article by Paul Waldman at The American Prospect website.

“For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show.” Article in The New York Times. I think the Israelis in the picture accompanying this article are clueless about how bad this looks.

“U.S. judge orders Argentina, creditors to meet until deal reached.” Reuters article.

Malaysia Airliner Flight 17:
“Of Planes and Proxies.” Jon Lee Anderson at The New Yorker website.

“Putin’s Fingerprints.” Fred Kaplan writing for Slate.
U.S. Border:

“Crossing Borders.” Article in The New Yorker by Amy Davidson.


“Fighting in Libya: Getting worse.” Economist blog post by C.S.

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