Arguably the most significant consequence of a Republican Senate takeover in 2014 is absent from the campaign trail, and hardly registers in any polls asking Americans what their top election issues are.
Okay, this is kind of fascinating. You can see that we have this story about about Cruz-backed Tea Party candidate Marilinda Garcia, running for a seat in Congess up in New Hampshire. She was being interviewed last week and stumbled into this question of just what kind of insurance she had since she's such a big critic of Obamacare. She very oddly ducked and bobbed and refused to answer the question, specifically whether she herself had an Obamacare plan. Her campaign followed up and clarified that she did have health care coverage but not an Obamacare plan. But some key elements of the story did not - and still do not - seem to add up.
When I read the latest news about professional football and chronic brain injuries, I'm reminded of a conversation I had with my father, probably going on forty years ago. This was in the late 1970s, when I was very young. My father was a scientist but a marine botanist - so not expertise that had any immediate relevance to these questions. In any case, he didn't suggest that what he told me was based on anything more than experience, watching.