Tag Archives: Nixon

Would the Republican leaders of yesteryear have engaged in birtherism?

I find myself, for some reason I don’t quite understand, watching grainy, old footage of William F. Buckley this evening, instead of doing something that I might actually enjoy, like reading the motivational affirmations of Old Spice pitchman and rising action star Terry Crews. I think, subconsciously, the seed was planted earlier today, when I […]

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Bush administration sought to discredit local academic, Juan Cole

I don’t imagine that much will come of it, but the New York Times has learned that, during the Bush administration, employees of the CIA were instructed to unearth information that might be used to delegitimize the work of U-M professor Juan Cole, a well-regarded critic of the war in Iraq. The following clip comes […]

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‘Tis the season for malicious political attacks

We’ve got about a week or so to go before the August 3 Michigan primary, and, as is the custom, all the anonymous, innuendo-filled bullshit is starting to fill the mailbox. I got two pieces of interest today. The first was about Rebekah Warren, Democratic candidate for the State Senate in the 18th District. According […]

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We all work for Fox

There’s been quite a bit of good analysis in the wake of the Republican implosion on health care, and the pant-shittingly hysterical psychotic meltdown that accompanied it. I particularly liked what Bob Herbert had to say in his New York TImes op-ed today. Here, for those of you who didn’t see it, is a clip: […]

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The economic tape worm that is the U.S. healthcare industry

I just happened across and interesting graph in the New York Times, showing what, according to a non-partisan research organization called the Commonwealth Fund, we as a nation would have saved had we implemented the healthcare reforms proposed by Nixon, Carter and Clinton. I suspect it won’t change the debate much, as people seem to […]

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