Category Archives: Affordable Care Act of 2010

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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Out of the Shadows

America gets a three-month break. The Republicans caved – the government shutdown ended and we didn’t go into default. What we are left with is the Republican dual disagreement, on tactics and on the usefulness of experience – the dispute … Continue reading

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Suggestive of Nothing

Obamacare is coming. The healthcare exchanges will be open for business as October begins – except in a number of Republican states where they’ll find some way to not provide one. That’s okay, because where a state won’t set one … Continue reading

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When It’s Complicated

There’s always an out. When you really don’t want to explain why you’ve done this or that, or why you’re nothing, you just use the magic words – it’s complicated. That doesn’t work very well with enraged girlfriends or spouses, … Continue reading

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Settled and Unsettled

Gerald Ford, the one president who was never elected to the office, when Richard Nixon was somewhere high over Kansas on his way to San Clemente out here, an hour or two after resigning rather than face impeachment and certain … Continue reading

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Behind That Door

Everyone knows the conventions of most every Hollywood horror movie. A group of young people, which must include at least one hot babe, finds themselves at night in the middle of nowhere, except that there’s this dark mysterious house on … Continue reading

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No Reason to Expect Justice

Summer began – the summer solstice arrived, as it always does, and in Paris there was the Fête de la Musique – as there is every year. Along with the classical stuff in the parks and churches there’s always a … Continue reading

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