Verizon Phoned to Save Obamacare Site, Rand Paul Introduces Constitutional Amendment, Winning Too Much Is Bullying: P.M. Links


  • You know you're in deep when you need a phone company to fix your customer service problems.

    Verizon has reportedly been tapped (pun probably not intended) to try to fix, the federal Obamacare exchange site. Federal officials knew the site couldn't handle the traffic but plowed forward anyway.

  • Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has introduced a constitutional amendment that prohibits Congress from exempting itself from the laws it passes.
  • Because of Washington, D.C.'s strict rules for participation (only four illnesses qualify for treatment), not to mention to fear of federal response, given the location, only 59 patients have entered the district's medical marijuana program.
  • The coaching staff of a Texas high school football team has been accused of bullying because their team scored way too many points.
  • Oregon has a launched a new pilot program to try to tax drivers based on how many miles they drive, not how much fuel they consume, because people are using less fuel, and so they're going to get less money. While there are privacy concerns, I'm more fascinated by the twisted incentives that they clearly haven't thought through. And people accuse libertarians and conservatives of being in the pockets of big oil.
  • New Yorkers say dumping the unconstitutional stop-and-frisk program is not as important as keeping crime low, in case anybody doubted how Michael Bloomberg got elected.

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