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    Attention Pregnant Americans Traveling Abroad

    A friendly message from your Dept. of Homeland Security :)Warning! Your child may not be an American citizen if born in a foreign country. Homeland Security's tighter regulation on the immigration of illegal aliens (and believe me all newborns...
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    This is Chauncey deVega's (wearerespectable negroes.com) interview with Patrick Buchanan

    Some commenters at the site wonder if it is a spoof; I think not, as Pat and Sister Bay have said almost all of the same things on the air.  I had to cut and paste it, I was unable to...
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    IF I ONLY KNEW THEN, WHAT I KNOW NOW

      Mating with  a cuddlefish is a strange affair, Nova (7/26/09--up here anyway)   Charley Brown: If I only knew then what I know now. Charley Brown: If I only knew then what I know now. Charley Brown: If...

    I miss Clearthinker

    I understand CT has taken down his blog posts and indicated he is moving on.I have not always agreed with him (understatement?) but I have appreciated his inquisitive nature and rigor in trying to pin down the facts. He can...
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    When Those Tanks Come Marchin' In

    Bonus Army Conflict Shacks, put up by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, Washington, DC, burning after the battle with the military, 1932. Rutherford B. Hayes kind of out maneuvered poor Tilden in the presidential election of 1876. There...
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    Implicit Testing

    You have completed the African American - European American IAT. Your Result Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for European American compared to African American. Thank you for your participation. Just below is a breakdown of the scores generated...
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    Watch the International Space Station for a much-needed mental health break!

    Here's a link to find viewing times and the sky area to scan for your area: www.heavens-above.com Under configutations, choose either register and login, or select from data base; they will allow you to select your town for viewing times...

    Help TPM reps tell your healthcare story in DC - PLEASE COMMENT!

    As Kristy Ray, kfreed, Jason, Donal and I prepare to visit Washington next week to attend Healthcare Now's single-payer rally and to lobby our delegations, it occurs to me: As compelling as our personal health care stories are, very likely...
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    Think you are in favor of the "public option?" Not so fast...

    Last night on Bill Moyers Journal, two helathcare journalists,Trudy Lieberman and Marcia Angel, M.D., discussed the current plan, and expressed great skepticism about the true results of a plan based on the current system.  Angell's position was that throwing money...
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    It Aint Necessarily So

    Okay folks!  All I got is snippets and a song today. TPM: In that spirit, take a look at this new Web video from Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), attacking his potential opponent Charlie Melancon, a Blue Dog Democratic Congressman,...

    Why Max Baucus is key

    As chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) holds sway over the only remaining Senate committee still working on a markup of health care legislation. The HELP committee passed its version, which includes a public option,...
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    Please. Start with the understanding that we all have biases.

    And there is evidence that the biases and bigotries we hide from ourselves may be the worst.  For one reason, if they remain hidden to us, we won't work to change them.  For two, we act on them, even while...
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    Maher Socks it to the Profiteers - Why hasn't everyone else?

    So many of us have said for so long that this isn't the America we've known and loved. We've shouted until we're blue in the face that letting the obscenely rich get obscenely richer by sacrificing the entire middle class MAKES NO SENSE.
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    Maybe It's Time to Have a Blog Delay Function

    I hate to say this, because it goes against the way TPM has always worked, but today's spam posts make me think that perhaps the way around them is to have a review of blog posts before they actually appear...
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    STAR TREK: THE LANDING PARTY

    The scene  was in Bobby's basement. He was a resident of the west side of our little white suburb. The only one of two in the gang to have a furnished basement. Carpet and color TV and a stereo...
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    About Nothing, Really

    I'm finishing up a short visit to Montreal, where I've been attending one of those conferences academics attend when they feel they have too much time on their hands.  My days since Monday last have been filled from 8:00 to...

    Giving Harry hell

    If you haven't read this story of how Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just dealt anti-health reform advocates a potentially winning hand, please do. Reid will adjourn the Senate for the August recess, abandoning any vote until the fall and allowing...

    Public Option Advocates: Time to Come Home to Single Payer

    Note from Ripper: Thought I'd pass this along.By Mark Dunlea, Executive Director, Hunger Action Network of NYS; co-chair, Single Payer New York. [phone and fax redacted by Ripper]As the various public option proposals in Congress for national health care reform...

    Break the logjam

    Action on passing universal health care is hung up in Congress while GOP strategists crow about breaking Obama and the media conducts its usual circle jerk.There is and has been for weeks only one point at which the logjam can...

    The Challenge Obama Faces With Congress

    I do think David Brooks the other day stumbled onto some truth when he said Obama is not at this point feared by Congress.  I think that's accurate.  I think over the next couple of months re health care...

    From Larry Flynt to Preschool - WHAT Is Happening To Our Society? A Sign O' the Times

    It was less than three years ago that Larry Flynt opened up a Hustler Superstore in my neck o' the woods - an open, brightly-lit shop that agreed with the city's restriction of devoting less than 1/3 of its floor...
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    How to Protect Yourself When You Suspect Racial Profiling

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE How to Protect Yourself When You Suspect Racial Profiling Well, racial profiling is in the news again. Prominent Black scholar and Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. was recently arrested after a...
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    PREVENTING DISEASE/ IMPROVING THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH

    HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE:PREVENTING DISEASE/ IMPROVING THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH (pdf)Increased access to treatment, while vitally necessary for fixing our broken health system, is only part of the answer. True reform requires prevention investments to reduce the strain that disease...
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    THE SACRED HALL OF RECORDS

    Daily Beast: The "birther" movement got a boost Tuesday evening, as Liz Cheney, the former vice president's daughter, appeared sympathetic to the conspiracy theory that President Obama is foreign-born. Appearing on Larry King Live, the host pressed Cheney on...

    Top 10 signs health care reform is NOT in trouble

    10. Brad and Angelina still adopting risky Third World kids. 9. Sales of hand lotion plummets as insurance executives slow evil hand-wringing. 8. Michael Steele determines that Sarah Palin's stupidity, Mark Sanford's infidelity and Joe Lieberman's flatulence are pre-existing conditions but he...

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