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The Marlboro Mandate

 Fox's The Five, co-host Dana Perino tried to use the decision to attack President Obama's signature health care law, saying, "I just wonder, is this President Obama now saying that corporations are allowed to have values and express them? Because if that's the case, maybe corporations then don't have to provide contraceptive care to their employees or their health plans. And the Supreme Court justices might want to think about that."

It seems to us Perino has an interesting argument, to which we'll return in a bit. But as for Carlson, MediaMutters has demonstrated the adage that even a blind nut finds a squirrel once in a while. Her question is indeed silly. Of course there is no law requiring a privately owned store to sell tobacco.

But what if there were?...

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