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The Health Care Shell Game: Why Not Leave Policy to the States?

In my latest blog post for Learn Liberty, I take on arguments against decentralizing health care policy to the states on the grounds of fiscal capacity: So if federal ACA spending were cut or even zeroed out, why couldn’t states that like the legislation simply reinstate the same taxes and spending that the federal government […]

Alaska fights to keep its environmental funding as temperatures rise

Amid soaring temperatures and rapidly shrinking ice, Alaska is emerging as ground zero for funding cuts despite environmental changes that have scientists deeply concerned. Barry Petersen reports.

Northern Ireland still languishing at political ground zero and far from “self-actualisation”…

For all the protests from Colum Eastwood and Michelle O’Neill over the calling of this election, Theresa May is not ignoring Northern Ireland. She’s merely taking care of business according to her own political version of Maslow’s pyramid of needs. So where does Northern Ireland (our periodical losses of political power and will largely spring from more...

Ontario Finally Cracks Down On Toronto Housing Bubble: Launches 15% Foreign Buyer Tax

Almost a year after Vancouver, ground zero of Canada's housing bubble inflated with Chinese "hot money", implemented a foreign buyer tax, and just weeks after Toronto's housing bubble officially went nuts as prices soared 33% Y/Y, prompting...Show More Summary

Berkeley police get flak for hands-off approach to protest mayhem

The mostly hands-off approach marked the latest strategy by a police force dealing with violent demonstrations in a famously liberal city that has become ground zero for confrontations between supporters of Trump, including white supremacists,...Show More Summary

Berkeley Braces For Another Pro-Trump Rally Saturday, Cancels Farmers Market

Once again, Berkeley is being made to be Ground Zero in the battle between alt-right and far left, and both sides seem to be itching for actual, physical battle, even though both sides will likely characterize the other as inciting violence first. [ more › ]

Knoxville, TN Could Be Ground Zero For The Obamacare Explosion

For the 40,000 people living in and around Knoxville, TN, Humana was the only insurance company providing healthcare coverage for the 2017 plan year. That said, even with their monopoly in the market, Humana still couldn't figure out a way to make money on the Obamacare exchanges in the 16 Tennessee counties where it was the sole insurer. Show More Summary

The weird, uncomfortable blessing of fundraising

I was in Uganda, gathering stories on behalf of a client. At that time, Uganda was Ground Zero of the AIDS epidemic. The disease had devastated parts of the country, killing nearly all adults under 60. The tranquil beauty of the countryside gave the impression of the richness of life. Show More Summary

Tony Romo, both most overrated and underrated QB? The debate says more about us, really

You’re either Team Romo — an unapologetic Romo apologist — or a card-carrying member of the “Romo Sucks” fan club. There’s almost zero middle ground with perhaps the most polarizing player the NFL has seen over the past decade, and perhaps ever. Show More Summary

The Senator from ground zero of the opioid crisis has no idea what he's talking about

In fighting the opioid crisis that is taking lives across the country, it would be helpful if the Senator from ground zero of the crisis, West Virginia, knew what he was talking about when it comes to solving it. But sadly, Senator Joe...Show More Summary

Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland

In November 2016, this former public toilet, once known as “ground zero” to locals, was reopened in downtown Reykjavik to do what it was maybe always meant to do: tell the story of Icelandic punk. Down below Bankastræti, not far from...Show More Summary

Builders bidding to create Trump's border wall will show models in San Diego

Southern California is now ground zero for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Select companies from around the nation, and some international firms, bidding to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be required to construct prototypes in San Diego, the U.S. Department of Homeland...

Trump Ready to Seize Land for Border Wall

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) “said the Trump administration is gearing up for a fight over taking private land needed to build the president’s border wall — and Texas is likely to be ground zero,” the Texas Observer reports. “This week, [...]

Egypt: Ground Zero for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.

Horizon Zero Dawn Hunter's Lodge Challenge

On this episode of Bit Fight, Marty and Brian face off in three Hunter's Grounds trials in Horizon Zero Dawn to see who can complete them the fastest. Or at the very least, who can complete them at all.

The Next "Big Short" Tumbles To 13-Month Lows As Dept Store Sales Crash

This arcane financial instrument appears to be quickly becoming 'ground zero' for the "next big short" of this bull cycle. Last week we introduced the CMBX Series 6 as potentially the next 'big short' - a credit derivative contract that...Show More Summary

If South Africa Legalizes Rhino Horn Trade, Drones Will Be Key to Conservation

South Africa is considered ground zero for rhino poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation's Air Shepard program shows that using drones can help conserve them.

Amid battle over Venice's character, nonprofit unveils homeless housing proposal that includes artists units

A proposed homeless housing development in Venice — ground zero in Los Angeles’ debate over how to deal with its homelessness crisis — would provide apartments for artists and low-wage workers. Released Thursday, the proposal incorporates 68 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments for currently...

Horizon Zero Dawn: get the best weapons by completing the Hunting Grounds challenges

Horizon Zero Dawn locks its best weapons behind a series of challenges – but don’t worry, the Hunting Grounds arenas are good fun. Horizon Zero Dawn boasts five challenge called Hunting Grounds, which are key to unlocking the best weapons in the game. There are three weapons available through the Weapons of the Lodge quest […]

Changing Hearts And Minds In the Middle East One At A Time

ERBIL, KURDISTAN—Iraq’s north is ground zero for the region’s religious wars. Many of the victims of the Islamic State have fled to Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, an autonomous region whose people long have desired independence. The...Show More Summary

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