Archive for November, 2009

Thoughts on the Afghan War Prior to Obama’s Speech

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 This will be a short commentary preceding President Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night regarding sending additional troops to Afghanistan. It is expected that President Obama will announce plans to send between 32 and 35 thousand additional troops to Afghanistan, slightly less than the 40,000 General Stanley McChrystal reportedly asked for last September. What […]

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November 30, 2009
Posted in: Politics, Predictions, War

Debunking 8 Ridiculous Myths Against Healthcare Reform.

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 Saturday, the Senate passed its own healthcare reform bill, which will now go to Committee for melding with the House Bill into a single healthcare reform bill to be voted on by both houses of Congress. Just getting this far was a monumental task. It was passed in the House with only a single Republican […]

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November 23, 2009
Posted in: Healthcare, myth busting, Politics

Fox wants to make it harder to fact-check them. Plus video: Bush on trying terrorists

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 About a month ago, the Obama Administration admitted what we all knew: that Fox News was a mouth-piece for the Republican Party. Fox “News” was SHOCKED, SHOCKED I SAY that the White House might think they were anything but “fair & balanced”. But dutiful bloggers like myself, with the most cursory of online digging (a […]

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November 16, 2009
Posted in: General, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Once again, Britain leads the way on health care

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  Special Edition I‘ve been noticing a disturbing trend in the evolution of Health Care Reform in Congress. It seems to me that… as long as the final bill includes some kind of government run health insurance program, it would be a “victory” for healthcare reform… even if the only people that can sign up […]

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November 13, 2009
Posted in: Healthcare, myth busting

Thoughts on a Historic Week: Fort Hood and Healthcare.

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 Last week was historic for all the right AND wrong reasons. A health care reform bill that includes a “Public Option” with no “triggers” or “phase-in period” passed the House Saturday night after a long ugly battle with Republicans. That was the good. “The bad”, however, was a killing spree at the Fort Hood Army […]

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November 9, 2009
Posted in: Election, Healthcare, Politics

Houston to Elect Openly Gay Mayor. Where’s your “Obama Effect” now?

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 While the Conservative-controlled media has been obsessing over the Governors’ races in New Jersey and Virginia, and asking what a Democratic loss in each state would tell us about “President Obama’s popularity” (according to voters, the answer is “absolutely nothing“), there was one race that slipped in under the radar: the Houston (Texas) Mayor’s race. […]

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November 4, 2009
Posted in: Election, Politics