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Obamacare’s cost after a decade, the urgency of repealing ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and more [AM Briefing]

AEI’s Michael Barone: A decade of Obamacare will cost $1.6 trillion. (National Review)

Brookings’ E.J. Dionne: “It’s understandable if unfortunate that the controversy surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin has polarized the country along both racial and ideological lines. But there is one issue that should not have any racial connotations: the urgency of repealing ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.” (Washington Post)

“Among the most popular tools for attracting foreign investment to the United States is the EB-5 program. It seems like the perfect win-win: any foreigner who invests between $500,000 and $1 million here, and creates at least 10 domestic jobs from that investment within two years, gets a green card,” writes Demos’ Ann Lee. (New York Times)

Heritage’s James Carafano on Russia’s terrorism problem: “Moscow has tried to quash the mushrooming terrorist threat there. But its muscular use of military force seems to be making things worse, not better. Russia’s heavy-handed approach has sparked human rights abuses and corruption, but few credible results. Last year, Human Rights Watch condemned the ‘abductions, enforced disappearances, torture, and extra-judicial killings by members of the local law enforcement and security agencies,’ all conducted with ‘nearly absolute impunity.’” (Washington Examiner)

“New York’s private-sector service unions have been going gangbusters — inking two great deals for their workers in two months. Congrats to them. The danger for New York is that public-sector unions will point to these agreements in their own negotiations,” writes Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas. (New York Post)

Asset forfeiture abuse threatens fair trial in copyright case. (Cato)

AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis: A worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy between now and November. (AEI)

Room for Debate asks: Do we need more advice about eating well? (New York Times)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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