Magazine October 19, 2009, Issue

Bridge to Nowhere Good

The George Washington Bridge crosses into New Jersey, seen from New York, September 16, 2007. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Single-payer . . . public option . . . cap-and-trade . . . No, wait, is that health care or something else? It’s all so complicated, isn’t it? Which is the point. It’s so hard to follow we have to leave it to our betters — i.e., Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi — to follow it for us. They don’t really follow it, either, but, while they may not actually write the legislation or even read it, they do have vast retinues of highly remunerated underlings tasked with reconciling the competing claims of various interest groups. And thus the republic, …

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Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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