Low Popahirum, National Edition (3-26-14)

“The Obama administration will extend the March 31 open enrollment deadline for people who say they tried to sign-up for coverage on the new healthcare exchanges but failed to complete the process on time.” – The Hill

The Roosevelt administration once talked loudly of pivoting to Asia to thwart a rising Japan. As a token of its seriousness, in May 1940 it moved the home port of the Seventh Fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor — but without beefing up the fleet’s strength.” – Victor Davis Hanson/National Review

“It’s unfair to expect Obama to do anything about Ukraine when his biggest priority is convincing twenty-somethings to buy worthless health insurance policies by appearing on online comedy shows and deploying his March Madness bracket.” – Sultan Knish

“But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the ‘Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,’ with hopes to ‘provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.'” – Daily Caller

“Senate Democrats on Tuesday dropped their demand for changes to the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine legislation, likely clearing the way for passage later this week.” – The Hill

“‘Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength but out of weakness,’ Obama asserted, as though he was talking about the psychological insecurities that plague the average playground bully.” – Mediaite

“The incoherence of regulators such as Clark isn’t much of a surprise.  Like the taxi and limo drivers they oversee, the regulators haven’t had to deal with disruptive technological change for decades.  The committee was created to protect consumers, of course, but after all this time working exclusively with the industries they regulate, it’s not surprising to find something at work akin to what psychologists call Stockholm Syndrome.” – Washington Post

“According to Rubio, most people believe ‘we need big government to protect the little guy,’ but the case of Uber demonstrates to young people how ‘big government — more often than not — is an impediment to the guy who is striving.’ Rubio also cites this as an example of how some businesses use government regulations to destroy competition. ‘Imagine if Blackberry had been able to use regulations to keep down smart phones,’ he averred. ‘Imagine if Blockbuster had been allowed to use regulations to keep down Netflix.'” – Daily Caller

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. That’s up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement.” – Rasmussen Reports

“I actually agree with Tim Cook. While I disagree on the issue of global warming, I’ve known very few individuals in my life who were out to make a profit. Instead, most of the people I have known have been out to make or deliver a good or service better than anyone else and, as a consequence, profit. There is a difference. It shows with Apple. It shows with other companies that put much ahead of profit, but in return are rewarded with profit. The left would agree with all of this, until we get to Hobby Lobby.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

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