I will start this post by giving a big shout out to a very talented and hard working young man named Kwasi Enin.
This young man did such a good job of applying himself and putting in work, that he was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools that he sent applications to.
"In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy League universities should he attend this fall?
A first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., the 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight, from Brown to Yale.
The responses began rolling in over the past few months, and by late last week when he opened an e-mail from Harvard, he found he'd been accepted to every one. School district officials provided scanned copies of acceptance letters from all eight on Monday. Yale confirmed that it was holding a spot for Enin.
The feat is extremely rare, say college counselors — few students even apply to all eight, because each seeks different qualities in their freshman class. Almost none are invited to attend them all. The Ivy League colleges are among the nation's most elite." [Source]
The young man's parents must be proud. Although I suspect that they are not surprised. I am pretty sure that this is the kind of outcome that they expected when they were training their son to value education and to put in the hard work needed to get it.
Yesterday was the deadline to sign up for Obamacare, and from the looks of things the goal of seven million people signing up has been met.
(That sound you hear is the head of various wingnuts exploding. The poor folks over at GOP News can't even keep their graphics straight. )
Unfortunately for them, though, the numbers are changing. And, as was predicted, the more accustomed people get to having Obamacare around, the more satisfied they will be. All the anecdotal horror stories about how bad Obamacare was have changed to stories about how great it is, and how it has actually been saving lives. Poor Ted Cruz found out about this new reality the hard way.
In some red states the uninsured rate has been cut by 40%. They still hate the HNIC, but they might want to thank him for being able to enjoy their lives on earth just a little longer.
Enjoy your victory lap O, and get ready for phase two of the republican resistance. Those Koch boyz don't like to see their money going to waste.