As Obamacare continues to present us with more complications and disappointments, A Better Choice indeed offers in clear and compelling terms, a better choice for all Americansone that strips away the bureaucratic controls and mandates, and allows consumers to take over their own healthcare decisions. John Goodman provides a devastating indictment of the current system, and supplies a clear roadmap toward a more certain and prosperous future.
Richard A. Epstein , Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University
At a moment when much of the world is once more engaged in a furious debate about the balance between safety and freedom, the Chancellor is asking a great deal of the German people, and by their example, the rest of us as well. To be welcoming. To be unafraid. To believe that great civilizations build bridges, not walls, and that wars are won both on and off the battlefield. By viewing the refugees as victims to be rescued rather than invaders to be repelled, the woman raised behind the Iron Curtain gambled on freedom. The pastor’s daughter wielded mercy like a weapon. You can agree with her or not, but she is not taking the easy road. Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow. For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year.
Adam and Brenda tell you that they want to do simple wills under which everything will pass to the survivor on the first death, until he or she dies or starts a new relationship. Whatever is left after that is to be used primarily to ensure that Charlotte has a roof over her head and adequate financial support while she is in full time education, but, subject to that, they want to ensure that all the children (and grandchildren if a child has predeceased) are treated fairly. They were going to draw the wills up themselves, and did some research on the internet which convinced them that mutual wills were the answer, but they sounded a bit complicated so they want you to draw them up and have made an appointment for that purpose.