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    Just Another Day ... Paradise?

    Listen and enjoy . . .Here Comes the Sun . . .~OGD~...
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    Calif. Physicians Defend the San Francisco universal access program ... Once again...

    For general information . . . A wee bit of background information about the "Healthy San Francisco" program:In February 2006, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom created a Universal Healthcare Council (UHC) to develop a plan to provide access to health care...

    Bipartisanship, the Stimulus Bill, and Dealing with Bad-Faith Hill Republicans

    Oversimplifying somewhat, there are two basic reasons for the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership to be open to accepting ideas/requests for changes from individual or groups of Congressional Republicans to a bill they are trying to move....
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    Dramatic New Study Presented in Congressional Briefing

    Where's the outrage?Yesterday, January 28th. Dramatic New Study Presented in Congressional Briefing Today OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a day in which Congress prepared to vote on the Obama administration's proposed $800 billion economic stimulus package, the nation's...
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    Two For Two: Podesta Answers My Question about Single-Payer -- It's Off The Table

    Thanks to all who went over to ThinkProgress.org yesterday and rec'd my question.  It was ranked as 3rd.  When Podesta answered it (about half-way into the first screen), the answer is clear.  The Health Care proposal coming out of this...
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    Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip?

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip? Ultra Conservative Political shock jock, Rush Limbaugh, seems to have finally slipped off the reservation. It is hard to know...
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    Who is the brightest, most charismatic Progressive in Ohio 8?

    One of the frustrating things about our federal system is when one's own state has a fine set of Senators and Congressmen one feels helpless in the face of bull-headed intransigence elected elsewhere.  I watched Minority Leader John Boehner, sourer...

    I take it back (update).

    Well, I'm embarrassed to say that our new democratic congressperson in Idaho is one of the 11 who voted against the stimulus package.  I'm not sure what this means for my long-term support of the man, but today I am...
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    These Ads Are Hurting My Eyes!

    Ok, Am I the only person who cringes every time I click on anywhere here at TPM, and either see hideous abdominal flab staring back at me, or contrasting yellow next to amazingly white (but both unappealing) teeth?Yuk!  Yuk! Yuk!...
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    The Argument Against a Post-Racial Society

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE The Argument Against a Post-Racial Society I recently read a letter to an editor suggesting that race should stop being used as a descriptive element in news stories. While I fully understand the...
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    Rabbit Remembered

    Josh's postI never met Ted Williams and never met John Updike.  They are somewhat intertwined in my head, of course, because of this essay from 1960, republished in the Boston Globe on the occasion of Williams' death.Now Updike has passed...
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    HealthCare-NOW.org ... Death By Spreadsheet Booklet

    From the fine folks at HC-N.org . . .Single-Payer HR 676 is their cause!It's a free download for anyone who needs it. You may wish to donate to their efforts, also...Death By Spreadsheet Booklet Now Available September 12, 2008 by...
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    We'll Need More Than Tighter State Standards to Reduce Greenhouse Gases: We Need Zero Emissions Vehicles

    I'm glad to see the President moving quickly to allow the states to establish their own tighter emissions standards.  It's a good initial step toward combatting climate change, but it's a relatively small step.  We need much, much more if...
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    From the Archive: Remember When Banking Industry Was Regulated?

    In a photo taken during the pre-Reagan era when banking activities were closely monitored and regulated, we see Banking Industry mogul Jesse James auditing accounts receivable in his inbox under the watchful eyes of the regulators....
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    In defense of war

    There is (and Kant backs me up on this) justifiable war. There are things that misguided societies decide for one reason or another are correct that are so far from just and right that it becomes the moral obligation...
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    Paulson, Geithner & Friends "Gang Up" On Economy

    I could hardly believe what I was hearing when this financial crisis first broke. Our Treasury Secretary issued a quick response, offering a three-page solution that required immediate application to be successful. Among its points: He needed to have singular...
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    What Will You Do to Serve?

    President Obama wants each of us to contribute -- to give what we know to what we care about.What I know about is art, architecture and design. What I care about is: a) greening the globe without further delay; b)...

    Just following orders...

    Coming full circle, Israel would now offer, as an excuse for the war crimes committed by it’s agents, the formulaic Nazi excuse that failed to forestall the hanging of *Eichmann. It is impossible to listen to even ten minutes of...
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    What the Unfriendly Fart Droppers Fail to Understand.

    Fart droppers? You know who I mean . . .All too often, the trolling authoritarian enabler types that frequent the various threads here at TPM Cafe attempt to support their arguments by attacking and insulting those who hold opposing views,...
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    President's Weekly Address ... Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

    Unfiltered and without the MSM pundits' spin and opinions . . .The President speaks of the priorities and specific details of the plan that is now being hashed out by the members of Congress.Enjoy . . . function loadSWF(url){ var...
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    On-line Dating Services (just pretend this is a liberal version of the eclectic WSJ)

    I know...on line dating services....sorta plays into the contention by one unnamed person that the new demographics here are older, female and, from the Midwest, so the content is getting to be a little irrelevant, but since many of...
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    The State We are In

    By all rights, this week should be a celebration of the return of our nation to its role as the beacon of liberty and freedom throughout the world. We all know people, or stories of people, born in other countries...
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    Kathie Olsen "burrows" into TPM ...

    That creepy picture of Bush appointee / Stepford GOPer, Kathie Olsen has become a fixture of TPM's front page ... (Her eyes seem to follow you wherever you go in the room and from whatever angle you view her image!...
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    Gaza war fallout: Abbas is toast

    There are lots of tactical, political, strategic and diplomatic lessons to be drawn from the Gaza "war."  But there is one crucial conclusion President Obama must grasp for his Mideast peace efforts to stand any chance of success: Palestinian "President" Mahmoud Abbas is...
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    Hey Wackos: Please Follow Rush... Over the Cliff . . .

    Dee Doo Dee Doo Dee Doo Dee Doo ... From the folks at Crooks and LiarsDue to Boyd Reeds request . . .WARNING WARNING WARNING : So as not to upset one's own sanity, individuals with a modicum of what's...

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