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Could a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare lead to a public option?

As you know, the Supreme Court has been hearing arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or what’s become known as Obamacare. Specifically, the Justices are considering whether or not the government can, in accordance with the Constitution, compel the citizens of the United States to purchase health insurance. The decision […]

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Obama on the deaths of the men and women in Tucson

I’d already watched Sarah Palin’s recorded statement on the Arizona shootings when I’d decided to track down video of President Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial service for those men and women who were killed or wounded on Saturday. I know that, in the past, I’ve expressed a great deal of dissatisfaction with the President, […]

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Obama reverses his position on offshore drilling

Today, Obama proposed that we open up millions of acres along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling. And, in doing so, he once again disappointed and outraged the left… Here, to put today’s announcement in context, is a quote from candidate […]

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It looks like we have health care reform, what now?

Well, it looks like Obama has done what several Presidents since Harry Truman have tried to do and failed at, and passed comprehensive health care reform legislation. Actually, I don’t believe it’s passed yet, but, according to the New York Times, Obama has been able to line up 224 votes in the House, which is […]

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Michael Moore on why he’s reluctantly supporting the health care bill

I know how some of you feel about Michael Moore, but I really like what he had to say this evening on CNN about the health care bill, and why we progressives needed to get behind it, like Dennis Kucinich. I watched it at the gym, sweating profusely, and waiting for some fireworks between Moore […]

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