The ‘Bitter Pill’: Time’s Steven Brill on ‘Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us’

By |February 27th, 2013|

Steven Brill's Special Report in the current issue of Time is lengthy, but well worth the read, whether or not you agree with his analysis. Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us contains a lot of useful information, including from research and studies, as well as from the experiences of individuals and families dealing [...]

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Sarah Palin Unloads Signature Crazy in Preparation for Starring CPAC Performance

By |February 27th, 2013|

We're going to default eventually and that's why the feds are stockpiling bullets in case of civil unrest. - Sarah Palin [on Facebook] CPAC CRAZY could not be better represented than through Sarah Palin, which her latest Facebook posting proves. If this is their standard, no wonder Gov. Chris Christie wasn't invited. It's pretty obvious [...]

NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll: Obama Creaming Republicans on Every Issue, with One Depressing Downside

By |February 27th, 2013|

Only 29 percent of respondents say they agree "with most" of what Republicans in Congress have proposed (versus 45 percent for Obama and 40 percent for congressional Democrats). An identical 29 percent have a favorable view of the Republican Party (compared with 49 percent for Obama and 41 percent for the Democratic Party). - NBC/WSJ [...]

Michael Bloomberg Tilts Illinois Race with Gun Safety Cash

By |February 27th, 2013|

MAYOR MIKE just kicked up the anty and the pressure on the tiny minority of Americans who are against gun safety. Dumping millions into the Illinois race to replace disgraced Jesse Jackson, Jr., he put Robin Kelly over the top. From Politico: A multimillion-dollar ad blitz by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stop [...]

Charles Krauthammer Calls CPAC Decision on Christie “Vast Overreaction… A Mistake”

By |February 27th, 2013|

Photo: Pete Souza Cardenas cited Christie's decision to expand Medicaid under President Obama's health care law and his support of a $60 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, which he argued was filled with wasteful spending. [National Journal] CPAC's DECISION to freeze out Gov. Chris Christie this year is very good news [...]

Rand Paul’s Vote to Confirm Chuck Hagel

By |February 27th, 2013|

President Barack Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., following a trip to Newport News, Va., Feb. 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) "There are many things I disagree with Chuck Hagel on, there are many things I disagree with John Kerry on, there are very [...]

Republicans Unraveling Over Sequester

By |February 26th, 2013|

"We have moved a bill in the House twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something." - Speaker John Boehner [The Hill] ROCK, HARD PLACE, meet John Boehner. President Obama here in Virginia, a state that's getting slammed by sequester. "These [...]

Call Him Mr. Secretary

By |February 26th, 2013|

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel THE REPUBLICANS did their worst, but Vietnam war hero Chuck Hagel was confirmed today as President Obama's Secretary of Defense. A simple majority won the day, 58-41. So, it's finally over. The biggest loser is Jennifer Rubin, who disgraced herself and the Washington Post with her diatribes and [...]

Rennard Steps Back Amid Sex Scandal

By |February 26th, 2013|

It sounds like Lord Rennard has been a bit of a naughty boy. On hearing of this latest "scandal" I was convinced it was going to be of the "Benny Hill" nature, complete with daft background music. How wrong I was. It's actually rather serious. For those of you with no idea of who Lord Rennard is [...]

Seth, Sexism, and Shirley, Barbra and Jane

By |February 26th, 2013|

But 40.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday's 85th annual Oscars, a million more than last year, and the 3-hour-and-35-minute trophy show turned in its biggest total since 2010. Among the young-male fan base of MacFarlane's often-crude Family Guy and Ted, the audience grew 34% over last year, a bigger jump than for any [...]