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    Sweet Baby James & Mark Sanford

    I am out of my mind in Carolina Cant you find any sign of me Cant you just find my SUV Aint it just like a friend of mine To stop coverin' my behind Crazy lost in Carolina outta...
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    HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE: PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION

    HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE:PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONThe goal of health care reform is to provide quality, affordable health care for every American while preserving what works in today's system, expanding choice, and containing costs. The draft proposal provides a...
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    ANOTHER Public Service Announcement

    I just received this e-mail from Democracy for America signed by Dr. Howard Dean, and I'm betting many of you did as well.  This is the kind of community pressure to which I referred in my previous post.  I've already...
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    INTO THE BERESHIT

    Genesis is the name we use for the first book of the Old Testament. It literally means: IN THE BEGINNING. But the stories in the first book of the Old Testament were not originally recounted in Greek, but in...
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    A DOSE OF REALITY: MYTH VS. FACT ON HEALTH REFORM

       For your general information . . .MYTH VS. FACT ON HEALTH REFORMGOP MYTH: Health reform means fewer choices for Americans.FACT: The House proposal will increase choice among an array of high‐quality private and public health insurance options. Most importantly,...
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    Parsing the President V: It's all about Community

        The Chicago Tribune greeted the publication of "Rules for Radicals" with a lead editorial headlined "ALINSKY'S AT IT AGAIN" and concluded:              "Rubbing raw the sores of discontent may be jolly good fun for him, but we are...
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    Health Care Reform: House Discussion Draft Publications [All]

    Found at energycommerce.house.gov: hereDocuments Health Care Reform Discussion Draft Full Bill TextHealth Care Reform Discussion Draft SummaryWhat's in the Health Care Reform Bill for You?Public Health Insurance OptionWhy Americans Need Health ReformThe Health Insurance ExchangeShared ResponsibilityMaking Coverage AffordableGuaranteed BenefitsCost of...
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    Glass half-full chronicle worth the read

    Bearded old men running scared will lose, though it may take a while  Willem Buiter Whenever the cumulative effect of the daily observation, looking out of my window or into the mirror, of human inequity and wretchedness brings me...

    Prophetic or not?

    Six days ago, when Josh asked whether Bill Keller and Michael Slackman were correct in their Times piece asserting that Iran's clerics had the upper hand, I responded with this email to Josh:Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "victory" in Iran's presidential election is...
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    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: How to be a better dad

    Now I grew up in a home with a mom, a dad (for awhile anyway) and fourteen or fifteen siblings.  It is hard to give you the exact number really.  I mean, one day Joey just showed up and...
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    Random Things I Love AT 57...

    I am a scrapbooker (aka the family historian.)  I try to keep track as best I can of the "Days Of Our Lives"...little things that would be lost to us if someone didn't write them down. I keep a list...
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    From 538.com: Public Support for the Public Option

    From Nate Silver at 538 discussing thevarious polling data on the public option plan.6.20.2009 Public Support for the Public Option by Nate Silver @ 3:52 PM UPDATED at 5:45 PM to include Lake/HCAN pollA major, though by no means the...
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    All Hail The People Of Iran!

    I cannot but admire the courage and guts of the people of Iran as I view the pictures of them peacefully assembling in the face of violent repression.  Young and old, male and female they march by the thousands and...
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    Truth or Dare/Shouts and Whispers

    Because so much of what we read and write about focuses on what is wrong with X or Y, I wanted to make a contribution, and encourage others to make contributions, about what we consider to be right.  For...
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    Adults

    When those of us born in the rough wake of World War II were growing up, many of us divided the world and its rules into those which applied to "adults" and those which we were bound to follow. In...
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    Health Care Bill: Initial House "Discussion Draft" . . .

       Have fun . . .If you're interested . . . It's only 850 pages in length:energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090619/ .... discussiondraft.pdfOr ... If you wish to read a fairly quick overview -- find it below at the LATimes:latimes.com/features/health/la-na-healthcare20-2009jun20~OGD~...
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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...
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    House Democrats unveil healthcare bill

    House Democrats unveil healthcare bill The proposal includes a divisive government insurance option, among other reforms. By Noam N. Levey 9:34 PM PDT, June 19, 2009 Reporting from Washington -- Senior House Democrats on Friday introduced their plan for reshaping...
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    I HATE THOSE MEESES TO PIECES

    Edwin Meese III     Firedoglake informs us as of June 10, 2009 that the repubs are receiving a 34% approval rating among the American People.  Now mind you, less than 25% of those polled call themselves repubs.  But...

    June 25th march in DC for health reform

    Health Care for America Now! is staging a June 25th march in Washington.I'm looking for a ride out of St. Louis.Let's push for the public option now, before the legislation is finalized. The Iranian people have shown us how....
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    Obama disappoints, once again

    Obama has disappointed many on the left time, and time again, from suppression of abuse/rape photos to giving amnesty to telcos over illegal wire-tapping, just to name a couple.

    This time, however, he's crossed the line.

    We want a President who wouldn't hurt a fly. Don't we? Well, maybe not all of us, but PETA does.

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    Promises To Keep

    Well to start all this off, I think we should all sing along to the Woo Hoo Pokeman Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-I7Z7swNMs   Woo hoo Woo hoo    Woo hoo Woo hoo    Woo hoo Woo hoo           All righty then. Senator John...
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    30 Years of Revolution: There and Back Again in Iran

    Pre-revolution In the mid 1970's you could not be on a major American university or college campus without being exposed to the ISA: the Iranian Students Association.  And so it was that in the fall of 1976 I was first...
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    The Parsing of the President IV: The Letter of the Law.

        For of all the questions on which our philosophers argue, there is none which it is more important thoroughly to understand than this, that man is born for justice, and that law and equity are not a mere establishment...

    If I'm dead, you're dead, too

    I can think of many reasons for a single-payer health care system, but one reason in particular absolutely convinces me that anything short of universal single-payer will never deliver effective care to all or control costs.Being on Medicaid isn't a...

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