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March 28, 2013 11:22 AM How the Heritage Foundation Manufactured a New Obamacare Myth

Over the weekend, Alyene Senger at Heritage ran an item called "Obamacare at Three Years: Increasing Cost Estimates." Her claim: Over the last three years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has revised its cost estimates for Obamacare’s new entitlements—the Medicaid...

By Jonathan Bernstein

March 20, 2013 11:18 AM Mistakes, Excuses and Painful Lessons From the Iraq War

I supported the Iraq War, and I’m sorry. I have my excuses, of course. I was a college student, young and dumb. I thought that if U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell and former President...

By Ezra Klein

January 25, 2013 11:46 AM ARGH! - Emergency Department Edition

I just can’t believe we’re still doing this: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) doesn’t like President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. It’s too expensive and too intrusive, he says. And Bryant has another reason to oppose the law, he...

By Aaron Carroll

December 05, 2012 11:16 AM Still with the Vaccines and Autism

A twitter follower alerted me to this: I was in my car yesterday listening to C-SPAN (yes, I do that sometimes), when to my stunned surprise I heard Congressman Dan Burton launch into a diatribe on how mercury in vaccines...

By Aaron Carroll

November 22, 2012 6:00 AM Turkey Doesn’t Make You Sleepy

No matter how hard I try, I can’t make this myth go away. Until I do, I will keep on posting this every Thanksgiving.Myth: Eating Turkey Makes You SleepyWhile not everyone stoops to the level of Seinfeld’s Jerry and George,...

By Aaron Carroll