Correction: I was misinformed by Ted Cruz's own words when I wrote the previous article saying that anyone in Congress, including Ted Cruz, had to use Obamacare unless they are on Medicare or a spouse's plan. That is not true. The truth is simply that, in order to qualify for a federal subsidy, members of congress have to go through the federal Obamacare exchange.
In fact, since Ted's wife will no longer get insurance through her job at Goldman Sachs, she could use the COBRA provision to continue the same policy and pay for it privately. Or the Cruz family could get a new policy by buying it privately, without going through the exchange.
The Cruz claim that he is now forced to take Obamacare for his family is false.
Personally, I'd suggest that Mrs. Cruz hold on to her job at Goldman Sachs. Don't look for Sen. Cruz's campaign to survive much beyond New Hampshire. How many people are going to vote for a melting wax figure?
"Wrote Levy, 'Israel in 2015 considers itself a democracy while ruling over the lives of 4 million people who lack the right to vote. That’s a condition reminiscent of the colonial era or apartheid South Africa, where millions were ruled by a state that denied them the democratic rights of citizenship.'"So, yes, Israel is a democracy in the sense that the people elect their own government, which is then responsible to the people. But who are "the people?" Does it include the 20% of the population of Israel who are Arabs but also citizens of Israel and entitled to vote?
And where is the boundary between Israel and the non-existent Palestinian state? Are the Jewish settlers who live in the West Bank Israeli citizens, with all those rights, and do they vote? What of the Arab Palestinians who also live there . . . and claim the land as their own based on the 1967 boundaries?