Tag Archives: Healthcare Reform

And That’s That

Sometimes it’s best to wait. Commentary can wait. Commentary will have to wait. It’s coming up on midnight here in Los Angeles – the wee hours of the morning back east – and the big event just happened. Wise folks, … Continue reading

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The Buzzsaw of Outrage

America should have known what it was getting into. A month before the election, Josh Marshall offered a simple explanation: The need to assert dominance is at the root of all of Trump’s actions. His whole way of understanding the world … Continue reading

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Forcing Extra Innings

Where were we? Ah, yes – the baseball metaphor – it’s the bottom of the ninth for the Republicans, now at bat, with two outs, with the game on the line. They can’t pass any major legislation for President Trump. … 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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That Other Guy

Okay – some Republican must run against Obama, and Newt Gingrich is in – and now Ron Paul is too – the purist of pure libertarians. Newt is a walking self-destructing wreck of course, and regarding Ron Paul there’s Andrew … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

Politics is a grand game, where real people die. That’s the problem. How do you cover politics? Well, there is the first option. Over the last decade or more we have developed an industry that essentially covers the game, the … Continue reading

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Simply Killer Political Philosophy

Some things just get you thinking – unless you’re one of those people who thinks that thinking just screws things up. Basketball coaches hold that view – the player who thinks gets faked out of his shoes, so you want … Continue reading

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