Media Mashup: June 29, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 8.55.46 AMTHE COST OF OBAMACARE

Even though much of the technical media have focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the veracity of Obamacare, the cost of the insurance program has grown significantly beyond the original projections.

As a result, some analysts argue that Congress should take another look at changing the structure of Obamacare. The Wall Street Journal provides a good analysis of the economics at http://on.wsj.com/1CD9Fh8

TRUMP PINATAS

The Donald manages to make almost everyone mad at him for some reason. Now Mexicans have created piñatas to protest Trump’s comments about immigration. The piñatas look realistic, particularly the hair. For more details, see http://yhoo.it/1Hq8pFy

SUSTAINABILITY OR EXTINCTION?

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, long a bastion of liberalism, has analyzed sustainability on college campuses and has fond it wanting.

“Sustainability, it turns out, is the new battle cry in an old war. It’s a wraparound concept that links the old, familiar liberal causes of environmental activism, animosity toward free markets and a progressive take on ‘social justice.’ But it repackages them and lends them urgency by maintaining that embrace of its ideological agenda is imperative to avoid a looming ecological and social catastrophe,” Katherine Kersten, a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, wrote.

As a card-carrying member of academia, we could not agree more! For more details, see http://strib.mn/1eerih9

Please send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu

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