QOTD on Why Halbig Won’t Doom Obamacare

By |July 22nd, 2014|

The U.S. Court of Appeals just collided, disagreeing on subsidies, with the Halbig case seen as the biggest threat to Obamacare yet, sort of. The Halbig case could destroy Obamacare. But it won't. The Supreme Court simply isn't going to rip insurance from tens of millions of people in order to teach Congress [...]

11th Circuit Appeals Court: Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

By |August 12th, 2011|

The 2-1 ruling marks the first time a judge appointed by a Democrat has voted to strike down the mandate. Judge Frank Hull, who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton, joined Chief Judge Joel Dubina, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush, to strike down the mandate. - Politico More from Reuters: An appeals [...]

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What Would Teddy Think Today?

By |August 4th, 2011|

Depends on which Edward M. Kennedy you'd ask. Teddy Kennedy of 1978, who stood up to challenge Jimmy Carter no matter the cost, he might have one opinion of Barack Obama's presidency. I remember that Kennedy, while I stood in gas lines in New York City and watched how helpless America looked during the Iranian [...]

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This is the Best We’ve Got?

By |July 30th, 2011|

But the man who has occupied the Oval Office since January, 2009 is… — a man seemingly without a compass, a tactician who veers rightward one day and leftward the next, an inside-the Beltway dealmaker who doesn’t explain his comprises in light of larger goals. … But instead of explaining this to the American people, he joins the GOP in making a fetish of reducing the budget deficit, and enters into a hair-raising game of chicken with House Republicans over whether the debt ceiling will be raised. […] – Robert Reich Sen. Majority Leader Reid, Sens. Schumer and Durbin came out to a smattering of press to excoriate Sen. Mitch McConnell employing a filibuster that will have the Senate voting at 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning on the latest disaster bill to come out of the debt ceiling debacle. Sen. Reid made an open plea for Republicans to join Democrats, so a catastrophe can be averted. […]

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Women Seeking Legal Abortion Forced Into Do-It-Yourself Situations

By |July 28th, 2011|

Abortions are still legal in America, but you wouldn't know it today. Women requiring an abortion are now forced, because of lack of access to doctors, to utilize telemedicine to effectively terminate a pregnancy, which is a legal procedure according to U.S. law. This has come about because of right-wing zealots and religious quacks, who [...]

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HIT PIECE: Michele Bachmann’s ‘Stress-Induced’ Headaches ‘Incapacitate’

By |July 19th, 2011|

Aw, come on, boys. If John F. Kennedy can do it on all the drugs he chugged, so can Michele Bachmann. The Daily Caller headline is the tell: Stress-related condition "╦ťincapacitates' Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged. It cannot possibly be a coincidence that with Rep. Michele Bachmann surging we now are privy to a potentially [...]

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Sound Familiar?

By |July 3rd, 2011|

This is truly a tragedy: the great progressive hope (well, I did warn people) is falling all over himself to endorse right-wing economic fallacies. - Herbert Hoover Obama (by Paul Krugman) I've been writing this for four bloody years. It took flight during the "debate" on health care.

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Appeals Court Upholds ACA

By |June 29th, 2011|

From the New York Times: The Obama administration won the first appellate review of the 2010 health care law on Wednesday as a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans obtain health insurance. Scotusblog has analysis: [...]

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Scrutiny on Bachmann Isn’t What Obama Faced

By |June 28th, 2011|

Politico has a piece today on Bachmann's thin legislative record. Fair enough to cover, but let's not pretend such things weren't overlooked for the boys. When George W. Bush ran for president, not only was his abysmal business record shrugged off, but the traditional press didn't pay any attention at all regarding Bush's very iffy [...]

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Michele Bachmann: ‘I am running for the president of the United States’

By |June 27th, 2011|

Forget political pedigree, executive experience or ties to deep-pocketed donors. No Republican presidential candidate is better positioned to capitalize on the recent tide of conservative anger toward President Barack Obama than Michele Bachmann. Her charisma and crossover appeal to both social and fiscal conservatives have the three-term Minnesota congresswoman rising in the polls and primed [...]

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