Tag Archives: Obamacare

One Nit Successfully Picked

By all accounts Ronald Reagan was a pleasant fellow, and he was thoroughly sincere about what he believed without being a jerk about it, at least too often. Those who thought that what he believed was dangerous nonsense still liked … Continue reading

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Carefully Considered Appropriate Hyperventilating

There’s Fox News for the perpetually outraged, and their massive outrage machine is a fine business model for delivering eyeballs to advertisers. There are millions who are outraged that Obama is in the White House, who have been outraged about … Continue reading

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Corporate Religion Triumphant

It’s all Bill Clinton’s fault, but many things are. There was the 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act that Clinton signed into law, which rid us of that Glass-Steagall thing from the thirties that kept investment and commercial banking separate. The … Continue reading

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Selling the Sizzle

Every cliché has a story behind it, because irritating clichés are no more than things everyone knows said cleverly, or said in a way that once must have seemed clever. Still, they do persist. For some, the obvious is comforting, … Continue reading

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Constructive Dismissal

Elections should be about clear choices, and back in January 2012, with everyone assuming Mitt Romney would be the Republicans’ nominee for president, while enjoying the Trump-Bachmann-Gingrich-Cain-Perry-Santorum clown show that was developing, it was clear that Mitt Romney was not … Continue reading

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Embracing the Dark Recent Past

For a time the Catholic Church had decided to align itself with the Republican Party – ten years ago it was refusing communion to American Catholic politicians who held that abortion was legal, and that the right to choose abortion … Continue reading

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Not Broccoli This Time

The Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras in the room during oral arguments, and they’d never consider allowing those oral arguments – with the best legal minds in the country presenting differing views on momentous issues that will change all our … Continue reading

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