Somehow, some way, some folks dont know much about the real Obamacare, enter…Celebrity Comedians

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/03/obamacares_celebrity_volunteer_army/

That’s created a suboptimal status quo, where Colorado is spending more money on marketing Obamacare than Texas despite the fact that, as TPM’s Dylan Scott notes, Colorado’s entire population is smaller than the number of uninsured people in Texas.

So it looks lime it’s up to semi-emoloyed celebrities to inform the nation about health care.  It has come to this.

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“Freedom” isn’t as cool when you know it is cooking the Planet

http://m.union-bulletin.com/news/2013/aug/29/americans-drive-less-car-culture-appears-wane/?

WASHINGTON — Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?

After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in August 2007. It then dropped sharply during the Great Recession and has largely plateaued since, even though the economy is recovering and the population growing. Just this week, the Federal Highway Administration reported vehicle miles traveled during the first half of 2013 were down slightly, continuing the trend.

So happy to see this.  Good cultural trends can be tough to find, but this is one without question.