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Tonight’s Sate of the Union address

I’m listing to the President’s State of the Union address right now, and wondering how in the hell any of the Republicans currently fighting for their party’s nomination think they’ve got a realistic shot against him come November. I know it’s just a speech, and a lot of the ideas will never come to fruition, […]

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Rebuild the Dream rolls out their ten-point plan for setting America back on the right track

I don’t usually like it when adults hire adorable little kids to deliver their political messages, but, judging from my response to this short video just put out by Van Jones and the folks at Rebuild the Dream, I guess I’m alright with it when said kids are articulately and enthusiastically parroting ideas that I […]

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Enjoying a Bernie break

It dawned on me today that it’s been too damned long since we’ve had any Bernie Sanders video on the site. Here, to remedy that, is a little something that I just found on the web. I don’t have time to transcribe the whole thing, but here are a few quotes. …Big money owns and […]

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Rand Paul equates universal healthcare to slavery

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this one. Here’s a clip from the transcript, thanks to our friends at ThinkProgress: With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right […]

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Marking the first year of the Affordable Care Act

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama. There was quite a bit in the press about it. I found two things of particular interest. The first was a speech in DC delivered by New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. And, the second, was a writeup by […]

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