Chart of the Day: The United States Plummets to 7th Place in the World

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Sad news today: the United States has dropped to 7th in the US News rankings of the best countries in the world. Naturally, I blame Obama. Donald Trump has his work cut out for him, but taking away health insurance from millions should surely help get us back to the top.

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