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The week that was

A review of the week’s top stories.

“For everyone this side of Nome, summer vacation in the summer is like having a coffee break at 2 a.m.”
– P.J. O’Rourke

President Obama this week flip-flopped from ISIS is “a manageable problem and a “JV squad” to vowing to “degrade and ultimately dismantle the terrorist group, all after claiming “al Qaeda is on the run.” I guess it depends what the meaning of the word ‘ISIS’ is. 

Fast food workers are protesting low wages all around the country. Meanwhile, Big Labor is spending millions of dollars to co-ordinate the protests, money which would supposedly solve the problem. 

Obama’s approval rating dropped to an administration low for the seventh time of his presidency. The president is pleased, though, because, like the jobs reports, the 38 percent approval rating does not take into account individuals who are not participating in the polling.

Healthcare.gov was hacked…two months ago, and the Department of Health and Human Services just now found out about it. Turns out neither the American people nor government employees care much for Obamacare. No word on whether the hackers were trying to make the system a privatized, free-market model or not.

A lot of celebrities had their computers broken into this week. Naked pictures of several stars surfaced all over the internet. There have been outcries about the breach of privacy and calls for legal action. Kim Kardashian, however, responded with the classic “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” mindset by releasing more nudes. 

Teresa Mull is managing editor of Human Events.

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Teresa Mull was the managing editor of Human Events. Previously, Teresa was an editorial intern at the American Spectator, as well as a production intern for the Laura Ingraham Show. She is a native of Central Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Dallas. Contact her at tmull@eaglepub.com.

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