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In February of 2007, Paul Krugman wrote a health care reform op-ed entitled “Edwards Gets It Right.” The primary reasons for Dr. Krugman’s approval of the Edwards plan centered on the public option and mandate featu/… Read full post »
A picture speaks a thousand words.
Image source – Associated Press
Damon Winter has posted some heart wrenching photographs on the New York Times - Lens blog. Damon has been in Port-au-Prince since Wednesday. His photos tell a tragic story.
The 16 image sl… Read full post »
One of the most moving anti-war speeches during the war in Vietnam was given by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. The title of his speech was “Beyond Vietnam – A time to Break Silence.”
This… Read full post »
Get a load of this one.
This is today’s video release from the Massachusetts Republicans. Have you ever seen anything so cheesy? Two days before the election, and this is the best they can do?
Earlier today a friend, Wendell Wingnut, sent me a copy of the… Read full post »
C&L’s Music Club featured Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Winter) last night. The video scenes are presented by Ferenc Cakó, the Hungarian animation film director. His sand animation provides a beautiful accompaniment to this Vivaldi violin concerto.&… Read full post »
I remember the first time I heard Santana’s “Europa (Earth’s Cry - Heaven’s Smile).” I was sitting at a beach-side bar in Ensenada, Mexico. The scene was very similar to the one in the You Tube video posted a/… Read full post »
White House abandons Grassroots
Once Barack Obama turned his back on the public option, the marriage was over.
The Pew Research Center recently did a study on “How News Happens.” The results provide some interesting insights into the origin of our local news stories. This study was done in one metropolitan area, Baltimore, which is likely representative of most major… Read full post »
So says George Will.
“California pays the price for years of leftward drift”
The New York Times has an article today on the new contract that Sarah Palin has with the Fox News Channel:
“The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not di… Read full post »
My wife tells me that I need to stop watching the Sunday morning talk shows. She thinks “The Crazy” may be contagious. She’s right. After today’s episodes, I think I could use the relative wisdom and clarity I’d find in an asylum.&nb… Read full post »
Where should we send our money?
Two different editorials today; one tells us where our federal dollars are going; the other tells us where our federal dollars should be going. Steve Clemons of The Huffington Post provided a video summary of the $100b annual cost of the war i/… Read full post »
Senator Chris Dodd - (D) Connecticut
Two years ago, during the Senate floor debate on FISA legislation, I posted a Salon letter entitled, A Connecticut Yankee in King Richard’s Court. At that time Senator Dodd was a key player in the push against telecom im/… Read full post »
I recently read two articles with the same title, Twilight of Pax Americana. The authors of each article came from considerably different cultural, political, and geographical backgrounds. Yet there were surprising similarities in some of their premises and conclusions. … Read full post »
The status of the suicide bomber who killed 8 people at the CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan keeps changing. At first the suspect, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi, was identified as a uniformed Afghan National Police (ANP) officer. Then a government spokesman indicated that al-Ba/… Read full post »
Henny Youngman - King of the One Liners
Standup comedy has changed considerably since Henny Youngman’s day. There is an underlying meanness in today’s monologue that borders on character assassination. Whether it’s Jon Stewart or Dennis Mi/… Read full post »
Johnny Cash was singing this from Folsom Prison - Which brings up an important point. Did anyone feel that Johnny Cash (or his fictional character) did not deserve to be in Folsom Prison?
He committed a crime. He admitted it. True, we may have felt sor/… Read full post »
Will wonders ever cease?
David Broder praised a progressive.
I thought I had inadvertently linked to The Onion yesterday when I read David Broder’s op-ed entitled, “Napolitano's 'no drama' competence shows her potential.” Especially in light of the fact tha/… Read full post »
Yesterday a federal judge dropped all charges against 5 Blackwater security guards over the killing of 17 civilians and the wounding of 20 others in Nisour Square, Baghdad in 2007. Imagine what the American response would be if the situation was reversed.
What if 5 Midd… Read full post »
“I am a Democrat.”
This quote from Will Rogers comes to mind whenever I read an article about “organizing” Democrats. Today, Steve Rosenthal of Politico wrote a column entitled: Five steps to recovery for Dems. In summary, his five steps are:&nbs… Read full post »
J.S. Bach in the morning
Different types of music are best listened to at different times of the day. This is especially true if the listener is in a daily routine which includes a long commute to and from work.
I once lived on the Monterey Bay in California. … Read full post »
A statement born from naiveté.
I remember hearing a variation of this statement from Governor Ronald Reagan while attending college in California. My friends and I would sit around the apartment and laugh about the latest Reaganism as the corporate-puppet systematically la/… Read full post »
Some people try very hard to prove this point.
Many progressives came to realize months ago that Barack Obama was not going to actively promote the public option as part of the Health Care Reform bill. We didn’t like that he wouldn’t, mainly because we felt/… Read full post »
Bailing Out the Wall Street Casinos
To walk into a major American bank today is to walk into a bipolar business environment. On one side is their traditional conservative commercial banking unit. On the other side is, “Vegas Baby!”
Both unit… Read full post »
Senator Max “Block Us” Baucus
Whenever a strong argument is presented for initiating reconciliation in the Senate on the Health Care Reform (HCR) bill, the talking heads turn into bobble heads. One of them will say, “They’ll never obtain the… Read full post »
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