Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:30 PM ET, December 26, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
John H. Cochrane / Wall Street Journal:
What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels  —  Health insurance should be individual, portable across jobs, states and providers, and lifelong and renewable.  —  The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change.  Its proponents call it “settled law,” …
RELATED:
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
ObamaCare sales surge  —  Remember Budowsky's first law of insider punditry: When the media and political herds are tripping over each other's hoofs while stampeding in a certain direction, the herds are almost always wrong.  —  Take note of the fact that in recent days …
Theda Skocpol / The Atlantic Online:
Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere  —  The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted on October 16 to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government.  “Finally!  The Republican Fever Is Broken,” exulted Jamelle Bouie atThe Daily Beast …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Liberaland
Washington Monthly:
After Obamacare  —  A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave the typical American family spending 50 percent of its income on health care within ten years—and blaming the Democrats.  The solution requires banning price discrimination by monopolistic hospitals.
USA Today:
Many counties lack affordable plans for unsubsidized  —  More than half of the counties in 34 states using the federal health insurance exchange lack even a bronze plan that's affordable — by the government's own definition — for 40-year-old couples who make just a little too much for financial assistance, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
Fox News:
The doctor won't see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid
Discussion: protein wisdom
David Nather / Politico:
A very nervous New Year's for Obamacare
Discussion: Mediaite
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator  —  Washington (CNN) - Democrats have lost their advantage and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates …
RELATED:
CNN:
Poll: This is a ‘do-nothing’ Congress  —  Washington (CNN) - The worst Congress ever.  —  That's the verdict from two-thirds of Americans about the track record of the 113th Congress, according to a new national poll.  And a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday also indicates …
Lee Habeeb / National Review:
A&E's Duck Dynasty Dilemma  —  It had never happened before.  When big, powerful TV executives ask a star to apologize for what they deem inappropriate comments or behavior, the star simply complies.  A team of publicists is assembled, the star does the obligatory apology tour for the press …
RELATED:
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Michelle Obama at 50  —  Trailblazing first lady is ‘American superwoman,’ championing causes, raising a family  —  First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns “50 and fabulous,” as she put it recently.
RELATED:
Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:   After a Lousy Year, How Obama Can Turn His Presidency Around
Katy / KTRK-TV:
Katy man charged with hate crime for attack  —  KATY, TX (KTRK) — A Katy man has been charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly assaulting a 79-year-old African-American man in a knockout game-style attack, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.  —  According to investigators …
RELATED:
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Federal authorities charge white ‘knockout’ suspect with hate crime
Katie Glueck / Politico:
The Francis factor: Pope's economic ideas rattle GOP  —  “He's entitled to his opinion, but I think we should look carefully at what he's saying,” Toomey said.  “It's easy to draw I think what could be mistaken, superficial conclusions from some of the things that he said.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Shelly Banjo / Wall Street Journal:
Late Surge in Web Buying Blindsides UPS, Retailers  —  Some Christmas Packages Aren't Delivered … A surge in online shopping this holiday season left stores breaking promises to deliver packages by Christmas, suggesting that retailers and shipping companies still haven't fully figured …
RELATED:
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
From fast food strikes to Wal-Mart: 2013 and the year in labor
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wall Street Journal:
GOP, Business Recast Message  —  Republican Leaders, Allies Aim to Diminish Clout of Most-Conservative Activists  —  Republican leaders and their corporate allies have launched an array of efforts aimed at diminishing the clout of the party's most conservative activists and promoting legislation instead of confrontation next year.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In a Car-Culture Clash, It's the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians  —  LOS ANGELES — In a city of seemingly endless highways — with its daily parade of car accidents, frustrating traffic jams and aggressive drivers — the Los Angeles Police Department these days is training its sights on a different road menace: jaywalkers.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Sam Kleiner / The Daily Beast:
The GOP's History of Sexist Hillary-Bashing  —  Desperate to stop a second Clinton presidency in 2016, it's a sure bet many in the GOP will reprise the ugly attacks they used on her 22 years ago.  —  While Hillary Clinton has made clear that she won't decide whether she wants to pursue …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Kidnapped American asks U.S. to negotiate with al-Qaeda for his release  —  A U.S. government contractor kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan in 2011 has recorded a video message calling on the Obama administration to negotiate with his captors, saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.”
RELATED:
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 4:30 PM ET, December 26, 2013.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Seth Masket / Washington Monthly:
Should Ginsberg Retire?  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Mawuli Kwabla Tsikata / citifmonline.com:
Somalia bans Christmas celebrations
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
America Joins the Developed World, Thanks to Obamacare
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos / Fox News:
Local courts reviving ‘debtors’ prison' for overdue fines, fees
Discussion: BillMoyers.com
Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg:
A New Twist in International Relations: The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Israel plans new settlement push while freeing Palestinian prisoners
Discussion: The Hill
Nicolas Loris / The Heritage Foundation:
Time to Stock Up on Incandescent Bulbs Before They Go Out Permanently
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
The 13 most memorable quotes of 2013  —  The year started …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
A Work Still in Progress
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WBD reports Q4 revenue down 7% YoY to $10.3B, adjusted EBITDA down 5% YoY to $2.5B, 97.7M global streaming subscribers, and a $103M streaming profit for 2023

Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page