Tag Archives: Public Option

Dirty Movies and Politics

There is the category of things people tell you are really, really bad – but when you try to pin them down on just what those things are, specifically, and just what it is that makes them so bad, so … Continue reading

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Abandoning the Symbolic to Get Something Done

The old Bob Hope movie was forgettable – they all seem oddly the same – but it was one of those quick scenes that stay with you. Hope is there with some fetching woman, Lucille Ball in this case, and … Continue reading

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Assuring Peace of Mind

You can make a lot of money getting people to pay you large sums on the chance of something awful happening to them. They’re betting that something awful can and will happen, and then you will have to pay them … Continue reading

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The Halftime Report

In general, big news shouldn’t break on Saturday night. It’s not fair. Weekends are for kicking back, not serious stuff. But late on Saturday night, November 7, the House passed its version of healthcare reform legislation, its quite progressive bill … Continue reading

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Regarding Petulant Fury

Reporting the score as it stands at halftime is fine sports journalism. But it isn’t big news, just a progress report. The real news is who won, and how they did it. So the big news story of Tuesday, October … Continue reading

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The Day Liberal Stopped Being a Dirty Word

Strange things happen on 09/09/09 – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – but not at 09:09 in the morning. They happened in that evening when our young black president, with Hussein as his middle name, addressed a Joint Session of Congress … Continue reading

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Slapping Down the Invisible Hand

Change may be in the air. Conor Friedersdorf, subbing for Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic, decided it was time to quote Eric Hoffer in The True Believer: When people are ripe for a mass movement, they are usually ripe for … Continue reading

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