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The real story with Obamacare IT woes is out-of-control private contractors

Whatever the ultimate benefits of Obamacare, it’s clear that the rollout of its $400m registration system and website has been a disaster. Healthcare.gov was unusable for millions who visited the site on launch day earlier this month, and the glitches reportedly continue. What went wrong? Of course, the Obama administration…

How Americans were swindled by the hidden cost of the Iraq war

George Bush sold the war as quick and cheap; it was long and costly. Even now, the US is paying billions to private contractors When the US invaded Iraq in March 2003, the Bush administration estimated that it would cost $50-60bn to overthrow Saddam Hussein and establish a functioning government.…