“And there’s obviously a fundamenĀ­tal problem with a state rep who abruptly resigns under a cloud and thinks nothing of asking for votes in the next election cycle. But this is the summer of no shame, and [State Rep. Flashpants] Fresolo is likely taking cues from politicians such as Weiner and Eliot Spitzer.” — Dianne Williamson in the Worcester T & G

Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

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For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I've been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects. We don't know how many people have paid for their new insurance policies, or how many of those who bought policies were previously uninsured. For that, I said, we will have to wait for Census Bureau data, which offer the best assessment of the insurance status of the whole population... I stand corrected: These data won't be available at all. Ever.-- Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View.