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    CBO Report June 16, 2009: Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget

    Did anyone else see this on the evening news? CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICEDouglas W. Elmendorf, DirectorU.S. Congress Washington, DC 20515 June 16, 2009   Honorable Kent Conrad Chairman Committee on the Budget United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr....
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    Arizona border zealots, white supremacists, and Janet Napolitano

    Since the early 1990s, the sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ has been on a crusade against illegal immigrants.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio has apparently neglected other law enforcement duties to follow this mission.  His controvertial policies include sweeping up Mexican-american citizens...
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    What Could Hillary Have Taught Sarah?

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    Parsing the President III: Connectivity, Place and Time

        More particularly, it came down to the men who landed here -- those who now rest in this place for eternity, and those who are with us here today.  Perhaps more than any other reason, you, the veterans of...
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    A Letter To The People of Iran

    If we did not care about Iran before, we do now.  Through five American Presidents, we knew Iran as a Turban on a white-bearded man's face, a man with dark brooding eyes.  We knew Iran as a group of hostage...
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    Nuremberg: Lessons to Learn

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    GOP euthanizes perfectly healthy Truth

    What's wrong with the GOP's attack on President Obama's health care plan? Plenty. POLITICO (Washington) - As President Barack Obama tried to sell the American Medical Association today on his health care overhaul, the top Senate Republicans launched a familiar...
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    The Cafe's San Fernando Curt: On the Riot After the Lakers Victory (LA Times)

       Well Well . . .I have a funny feeling that this esoteric, yet quite meaningful comment flew right over the heads of those that were responding in that thread.But ... I noticed.~OGD~...
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    Larry Franklin catches a break in court

    Former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin had his day in court yesterday, seeking a reduction of his 12-year sentence for leaking classified information to two lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The same judge who initially sentenced him took...
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    Willie & Barry: A Discussion

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    Some Easy, Effective Things You Can Do To Support Single Payer Right Now

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the health care "reform" the Democrats are cooking up in Washington right now with their BFF's from the insurance and drug companies isn't going to solve the health care crisis...
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    Racism Is Not About The "N" Word

    As noted in another post, many white people in our media, as well as many of us, seem to think that racism ends when we go to school with bussed in children, or when we choose not to use the "N"...

    On the Obama Hating

    This is the only post I hope I make on this odious subject.Bush was deeply hated by many. But I don't believe I have ever seen a single comment by a tpmcafe denizen even suggesting or intimating violence against Bush...
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    Who Hangs the Hangman?

    When I was in my teens, I was visited many nights by the same old nightmare. This dream was one of those that was incredibly real, so much so that upon waking the first action taken was to grasp the...
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    Parsing the President II: Connectivity

    No man is an island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, As well as if promontory were,...
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    Civil Discourse & The Wacko Sphere

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    AS LONG AS WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO RESHAPE THE COUNTRY: A Discussion About Food Stamps, Food Banks, Health Care, Responsibility, and Rights vs. Wouldn't It Be Nices?

    We've had lots of discussion lately about health care, which has set my mind to wandering and wondering. As long as we're advocating for health care as a basic human right, shouldn't we be talking about our responsibilities to the...
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    Rafsanjani out? Iran gets murkier

    Unconfirmed reports out of Iran say former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has resigned as chairman of the powerful Expediency Council, which arbitrates disputes between the religious leadership (Council of Guardians) and the Majlis or parliament. Rafsanjani also chairs the Assembly of...
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    New York, New York or The state I am in

    We laugh about it sometimes. Those of us who live in the State of New York, particularly, perhaps, those of us who have worked for it, or work on legislative issues, have watched as what passes for a government has...
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    We pause for a brief public service announcement.

    I'm on far too many e-mail lists, but I can't bring myself to take myself off of any.  It's rather like being unable to put down a boring book because I'm afraid the next chapter will get interesting, or leaving ...
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    My White Aryan Resistance: Dissecting The Lone Nut in American Politics

    I have two rifles; both are pre WWI, a 7mm and an 8mm Mauser rifle. When I was 15, I got my first guns. My best friend and I would go to our private range underground, and shoot .303...

    SASC Detainee Report Time Line.

    I recently slogged through the Senate Armed Services Committee report: "Inquiry Into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody". One of the big difficulties I had was the thing kept doing time warps.  Suddenly, it jumped from 2005 back to...
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    The Parsing of the President I:

    Read And Listen.Parsing:To examine closely or subject to detailed analysis, especially by breaking up into components: To make sense of; comprehend: I simply couldn't parse what you just saidHopefully people will be able to parse what I say as I...
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    Pardon Me!

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    The Mainstreaming of Hate: That's Entertainment!

    As a group, they are the pop culture equivalent of necrotic carrion beetles, crawling with insectile determination from one infected open wound in the American psyche to another. The wounds include fear of race, fear of foreigners, fear of sexuality,...

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