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The Thursday wrap

| Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Still misguided: Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona heaped praise on defeated, departing Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin on Tuesday. And he was quick to remind colleagues that Mr. Feingold partnered with him on the "landmark" campaign-finance reform legislation —which eventually will be struck by the Supreme Court for the Constitution nose-thumbing that it is. Good riddance to Feingold. What a shame that Mr. McCain still doesn't get it.

Another consequence: One of New York's largest union-administered health-insurance funds is dropping coverage for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants, reports The Wall Street Journal. The affiliate of the Service Employees International Union blames a state mandate to buy coverage from a third party (the state denies this) and an ObamaCare provision that allows "children" to remain on their parents' health insurance up to age 26. Ah, another example of the "benefits" of "progressivism."

Can't make this up: The "progressive" Chicken Littles are at it again, this time in Cancun at the United Nations gathering of global-warming cluckers. The Telegraph of London reports that Professor Kevin Anderson presented a paper claiming that "the only way to reduce global emissions enough — while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow — is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next 20 years." Pecans apparently still are in season.

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