The Wall Street Journal's Dan Henninger says instead of attempting to defund ObamaCare, we should just let it collapse under its own progressive hubris. “The discrediting of the entitlement state begins next Tuesday,” he writes. “Let it happen.” Pity, though, that America will pay such a steep price. ... Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “passed on a much-anticipated handshake” with President Obama last week at the United Nations. That's how The New York Times reported it. But it should have been Mr. Obama passing on such cordialities until Iran, hinting at wanting to normalize relations with the United States, stops its efforts to make nuclear weapons and, oh, yes, stops killing people. ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists there's nothing left to cut in the pork-heavy pig known as the federal budget. It's a budget, by the way, that has increased by $1.9 trillion since 2001. But Competitive Enterprise Institute numbers crunchers easily identified billions upon billions of dollars of the fattest of fat. But, then again, it's pretty difficult to see such things when one is wallowing in the fat. ... The BBC reports that child psychologists are being given new guidelines that allow them to work with “adolescents” up to the age of 25. “It is hoped that the initiative will stop children from being ‘rushed' through their childhood and feeling pressured to achieve key milestones quickly,” reports the Beeb. All together now (with disdain and disgust): “OH, GROW UP!”
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