If the Court Repeals Obamacare, Republicans Don’t Need to Worry Too Much About Replacing It

A rash of news stories have been published this week examining how the GOP will handle things if the Supreme Court votes next month to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Amazingly, they all leave out the single most important and obvious impact a court rebuke would have. Hint: It’s not about Republicans. In two separate posts for New York magazine, […]

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Thousands in Chicago for NATO Protest

Thousands of nurses and other protesters gathered Friday at a downtown Chicago plaza for a noisy but peaceful demonstration demanding a “Robin Hood” tax on banks’ financial transactions, the largest protest yet ahead of a two-day NATO summit that is expected to draw even larger protests. Members of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest nurses union, were joined by members […]

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The Mobile Web: Dead or On Hiatus?

Remember the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)? Before smartphones, it seemed as though everyone was building mobile versions of their websites in WAP form. This even happened again for a short while with smartphones until app stores arrived. Now it seems more attention is being paid to making apps than making versions of websites optimized for smartphones screens. Given the app […]

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Apple, L.L. Bean—and Especially, Amazon—Score Big in Online Shopping Satisfaction

In an annual study tracking customer satisfaction ratings with the top 100 online retailers, perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Amazon is the world’s biggest e-retailer for a reason: It just plain makes customers happier than the competition. In this year’s ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index, awards for top satisfaction were named in various shopping categories, including apparel (L.L. Bean), computers […]

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Bashing Bain: Why Obama’s New Attacks on Romney Might Not Work

The much-heralded and long-awaited Obama campaign media attack on Mitt Romney began Monday with a reporter conference call and the release of two videos bemoaning the pain caused after Romney’s former private equity firm, Bain Capital, took over a Missouri steel company called GST Steel. The effort is textbook negative politics, from the sympathetic white working class steel men bemoaning […]

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It’s Not Just Facebook’s Co-Founder Who’s Trying to Dodge Taxes

Eduardo Saverin’s renunciation of U.S. citizenship is emblematic of a bigger problem of Americans shedding obligations to their country Young billionaire Eduardo Saverin has always had clever lawyers. He famously sued his Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to win official co-founder status. Now, just ahead of Facebook’s IPO and the expected pop in the value of his shares, Saverin has renounced […]

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