Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: You’re losing your plan, Number of Americans deeming Democrats too liberal hits near-record, Turkey’s alliance with Iran is a threat to world peace.
The 3,000-odd pages of legislation left most of the really important (and controversial) policy decisions to the regulations that government agencies were told to issue once the bill passed. Now that those regs are starting to take shape, it’s clear that the Obama team is using its new power to exert tight control over the payment and delivery of all formerly “private” health insurance.
- National Review: Number of Americans deeming Democrats too liberal hits near-record
Gallup: “In the past two years, Americans have become increasingly likely to describe the Democratic Party’s views as “too liberal” (49 percent), and less likely to say its views are “about right” (38 percent).
Daily Telegraph: Turkey’s alliance with Iran is a threat to world peace
The Turks are apparently upset that the West has not responded positively to the nuclear deal it recently negotiated with Iran, with Brazil’s assistance, whereby Tehran would ship some of its stockpile of enriched uranium to Ankara in return for fuel rods for its so-called research reactor in Tehran.