Pills in the news

Martin Shkreli
News Headline:“Hedge funder Martin Shkreli buys rights to drug used by HIV patients and raises price from $13.50 to $750 a pill.”
News Headline: “Martin Shkreli’s latest plan to sharply raise drug price prompts outcry.”
News Headline: “Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli arrested for securities fraud.”
Yet more government intrusion into the magic of the free marketplace.

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QT digest of the Las Vegas Republican debate (for your convenience)

Republican Debate
“. . . keep America safe. . . . keep this nation safe. . . . keep America safe. . . . keeping the country safe. . . . keep the country safe. . . . keep our country safe. . . . hasn’t kept us safe. . . . left us unsafe. . . . keep us safe. . . . keeping Americans safe. . . . keep America safe. . . . we are not any safer. . . . keep us safe. . . . keep America safe. . . . keeping this country safe. . . . greater safety. . . .”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like during World War II and the Cold War, when we were far less safe and managed not to talk about it so much.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Poinsettia
News Item:  “. . . Corollarily, the president cannot legislate by. . . .”
News Item:  “. . . Corollarily, the issuance of Resolution 9922. . . .”
As we add to the list of Words that Seem to Exist But Shouldn’t.
And C.C., a New York City reader, hopes to remind us that there is no such thing as a Christmas poinsetta.
There are only Christmas poinsettias.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

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