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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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Trust, But Verify

The supposed truce between Obama and the GOP continues to go down the drain:

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The Climate of the Election

Far more Americans believe that climate change is real and is happening as a result of human activity, and say that the government should act to control the problem, than deny climate change. In fact, a recent survey shows that only 12% still deny climate change. The number of people who think we need to […]

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Another Wave!

When longstanding political issues start to shift, once the ice is broken the change can happen relatively quickly. A recent example is the legalization of gay marriage, which I had hoped would happen, but until a few years ago never thought would take place in my lifetime. But now, a majority of US citizens live […]

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