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TrumpCare Would Result in a Lot of Preventable Deaths, And it is Not Uncivil to Say So

We’ve addressed the claim that it’s a grave threat to Civil Discourse to accurately describe the effects of BCRA. Harold Pollack’s essay on the subject is a must-read: This political framing is fairly ridiculous when you step back to think about it. Snatching coverage from millions of people will cause many to experience severe financial […]
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A Billion Deaths

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Harold Pollack counts tobacco fatalities: In 2012, an estimated six million people around the world will die as a result of tobacco use. The World Health Organization projects that one billion people could die of tobacco-related cau...

An Solemn Plea For Civil Discourse From Jonah Goldberg

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