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Angry Floridians protest plan to build a Union monument at the largest Civil War battle site in Florida. "Passions ran high, at one point erupting in a spontaneous chorus of 'Dixie' led by a black man, H.K. Edgerton, who called Union soldiers rapists and wielded his large Confederate flag like a conductor's baton as the audience sang."
Sometimes I just have to believe that Politico is in an arms race to publish the most ridiculous crap imaginable. Today was a banner date. In the new issue of Politico magazine, columnist Daniel Allott (currently the Dean the SlatePitch School of Journalism) argues that far from being a liability, Chris Christie's weight will likely be a big asset in a potential 2016 presidential - apparently as a signal to show that the party is not out of touch with obese, middle-aged white men. Really.
There's one issue that hasn't gotten a lot of discussion in the health care reform roll out debate. And that is imperfect knowledge and the sheer complexity of insurance. One of the promises - and I think to a real extent the realities - of the exchange sites is that it gives the average consumer some ability to make apples to apples comparisons between policies. But that still doesn't mean everything is clear.