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Why the 2014 Midterms Were Bad News for Republicans

Wait a minute, didn’t the Republicans just sweep the midterm elections in their largest wave in modern history? Didn’t they increase their majority in the House and take over the Senate? Isn’t the GOP now boasting that the American people repudiated the entire Democratic agenda? Isn’t Obama so unpopular that even Democratic candidates were distancing […]

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Long Live Benghazi!

The GOP-led investigation by the House Intelligence Committee took two years to study the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. It was not the first Congressional investigation to look into it (in fact, it was the seventh), but Republicans promised that it would be the authoritative one. Well, like all the investigations before it, […]

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Toothless Dog

The list of crimes committed by large banks is long: money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels, manipulation of interest rates to defraud investors, rigging commodities markets to raise the prices you pay, mortgage fraud (including breaking state and federal laws when kicking people out of their homes and foreclosing on them), and manipulating municipal […]

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Preemptive Attack

The GOP is promising to “swiftly counter Obama’s immigration moves“. Senator Mitch McConnell even gave a speech today and declared that Obama would regret ignoring the wishes of the American people. McConnell said “We’re considering a variety of options”, which is a reference to shutting down the government or impeaching Obama. According to the NY […]

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Impeach President Obama

[excerpted from an article by Leonard Pitts Jr. in the Miami Herald] Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama. Go ahead, you know you want to do it. The very thought makes you warm and gooey inside. You have already floated many rationales for doing so. You’ve wanted to impeach him both for things he’s done […]

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Racist Rebrand

© Matt Bors You gotta admire the irony of a country of immigrants that hates immigrants. Meanwhile, the Klan has threatened to use lethal force against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. In retaliation the hactivist group Anonymous hacked into the Klan’s twitter account and started posting messages, including an image of a unicorn complete with rainbow […]

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GOP Irony

So in the aftermath of the midterm election, some emboldened Republicans are making plans. For example, Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) has said that impeachment “would be a consideration” if Obama moves forward with executive action to solve our immigration problems. In addition, Republicans have said that they will force the approval of the Keystone XL […]

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Merger Mania

What, are we crazy? After all the “too big to fail” failures, why do we keep letting mega-companies merge and eliminate competition? After all, competition is the fuel that drives free market capitalism. The New Yorker has a fascinating article that is poorly titled “Why I Left United Airlines“. Not that there isn’t enough to […]

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness

I love what Pope Francis and others are doing. A chance meeting between a Catholic bishop and a homeless person in Rome resulted in the bishop inviting the street person to dinner. But he demurred, saying that he was too smelly to eat with a bishop. The bishop prevailed, and at the dinner the homeless […]

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Climate Warming

The climate for fighting climate change just got noticeably more cordial. Historically, the two biggest stumbling blocks to reducing carbon emissions have been China, which is the world’s largest source (accounting for 29% of the global total annually), and the US (at 15%). Even though China is the largest source of carbon today, that statistic […]

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Low Information Voters

© Jen Sorensen It is naive to think that most people pay any attention to who represents them in government. In fact, only around half of Americans know the party affiliation of their Congressperson. Another quarter didn’t answer, and the final quarter thought they knew, but were wrong. This is even worse when you realize […]

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The Oatmeal explains Net Neutrality

Yesterday, I posted strong data showing that Obamacare was increasing competition and (consequently) health insurance costs were rising at the lowest rate in recent history. But of course, the people attacking Obamacare don’t care about facts. The same day, Obama announced that he was going to fight for net neutrality, and urged the FCC to […]

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Gotta Love Competition!

So, Obamacare starts its second signup period on the 15th of November. So this is a good time to look back and see what has happened. Are rates going up as much as they used to? Is there more consumer choice? How has Obamacare affected health insurance costs? Luckily, the annual study of health insurance […]

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Distance?

Jon Stewart makes a very good point about Democrats who thought it was smart to distance themselves from the president. Who in the world would ever think that was a good idea? And why did Obama play along with it? Distancing themselves from Obama seems to have made the Democratic loss far worse. If there […]

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Christian Values?

Russell Brand has an excellent rant because a 90-year-old Florida man was arrested for feeding the homeless at his church. Fort Lauderdale recently passed a law prohibiting sharing food with hungry people. Seriously. So much for Christian charity.

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