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Obamacare: Never Speak of It Again

Universities probably shouldn’t be in the business of “banishing” words, as Lake Superior State University does at the start of every year, as least not if they want to keep up their pretensions about academic and intellectual freedom. At any rate, LSSU’s 2014 list is now out, and “Obamacare” is on it. Here’s the apparent explanation:

Because President Obama’s signature healthcare law is actually called the Affordable Care Act. The term has been clearly overused and overblown by the media and by members of Congress.

But which is the bigger lie: “Obamacare” or “Affordable Care”?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.