I have been absolutely fascinated by the brouhaha over Helen Thomas. Even Sarah Palin jumped down her throat.
Helen Thomas agrees to bow out as commencement speaker at Walt Whitman High Veteran journalist Helen Thomas agreed Sunday not to appear as commencement speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, after she was captured on [...]
Over at Newshoggers, Ron Beasley asks: “Do The Republicans Have A Plan B?” in response to the widely reported new poll results showing, surprise surprise, that the American public approves of HCR (By Slim Margin, Americans Support Healthcare Bill’s Passage). I am personally not surprised by this development.
The GOP did not oppose this because [...]
Great tick-tock piece on the resurrection of HCR, with Nancy Pelosi clearly the key player.
Health Vote Caps a Journey Back From the Brink – NYTimes.com Speaker Nancy Pelosi was at her wits’ end, and she let President Obama know it.….In a series of impassioned conversations, over the telephone and in the Oval Office, [...]
There is a lot of discussion about whether “deem and pass” is Constitutional… with all sort of precedents being thrown around. But I am not sure that matters:
Bernard I. Finel’s response to ‘Will House Dems use parliamentary tricks to pass health care?’ – The Arena | POLITICO.COM The Roberts Court has shown itself [...]
From Nearly Dead To Nearly Done: How The White House Refocused On Health Care To Finish It Off | TPMDC Congressional Democrats say Thursday’s health care summit is likely to clear final hurdles to passing health care reform – and say President Obama returning to the issue with a clear focus and specific health care [...]
Boehner: Obama’s Health Care Proposal Is Too Short | TPMDC A spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner today ridiculed President Obama’s health care proposal because it’s too short.
Many of us have a quaint notion that hard work and competence are untimely rewarded. Like many appealing bit of conventional wisdom, this is wrong. The reality is that, in many cases being incompetent bring success.
One of my long-standing concerns is the death penalty. I support it in theory, though in practice the existence [...]
I’ve missed about a week of blogging. Not completely sure why. I haven’t been excited about doing it. The main reason is that I am increasingly pessimistic about, you know, everything. The war in Afghanistan, the prospects for some sort of health care reform, the state of fiscal policy, the restoration of rule of law [...]