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    Hillary: And the Leverage of the Health Care Industry

       Viola . . ."If you sleep with dogs you'll wake up with fleas..."How Hillary Won Over the Health-Care IndustryBy Susannah Meadows - NewsweekSep 17, 2007 - 3:44:19 PMThey were an army of two: Harry and Louise, those middle-aged, middle-class...

    Why not Dodd?

    I watched the Charlie Rose interviews with Senator Chris Dodd last week, and I was quite impressed with his knowledge and demeanor; he's dignified and has gravitas, but still seems down-to-earth, sensible and accessible. (I'm hoping Charlie Rose will do...

    John Edwards and the American Dream

    I like John Edwards a great deal and, as I have said, am leaning towards voting for him in the primaries. Something he said last night in response to a Charlie Rose question on the Yahoo/Huffington/Slate Democratic candidate mashup bothers...

    re artappraiser's challenge, thoughts on a forward-looking agenda

    In Matt Y's first response to Todd Gitlin's post on his Bulldozers and Big Tent book, artappraiser asks Matt for his forward agenda, if he's not fully pleased with Todd's: http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/bookclub/2007/sep/04/how_big_a_tent#comment-... She didn't ask me, but I'll pitch in my...
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    Thank you, Michael Vick?

    The revelations of extreme animal cruelty in the recent Michael Vick case have provoked quite a discussion among some young, economic libertarians.  They are trying to square their perceptions of inherent rights for humans versus any that might be due...

    Working the Election Integrity Beat: The Brad Blog

    Check out The Brad Blog: http://www.bradblog.com/ Just discovered this. Looks like an important source of independent information for those of us interested in monitoring what's going on and helping the election integrity cause....
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    Catch-22

    I enjoyed Joseph Heller's novel so much when I first read it that I read it again.  Maybe I should try to find my book so I can reread it because I'm beginning to feel like we are living it.  Doesn't...
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    The "TPM Two-Holer" at the Café

    ~ This Two-Holer page is designed specifically for any and all of those cafe denizens here in our presence who wish to dump whatever they damn well please from locations in other ongoing discussion threads, that's deemed a bunch...
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    The United States of Myopia

    We really have to get better news filters. China and Russia seem to be trying to send us a message.  I wonder if they know we are not getting it.  A couple of weeks ago I followed a link from Google News...
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    Scathingly brilliant

    Have you ever encountered someone who was so talented in some way that your initial response is to be literally dumbstruck with awe?  That is the way I felt after reading some posts by a young blogger named Julian Sanchez.  He has...

    The Foreign Policy Disconnect--a request of management

    Dear Josh, Andy and fellow cafe denizens: The topic of the alleged disconnect between the foreign policy community and the public is getting a lot of attention lately, here, and at Yglesias and Greenwald as examples. I'd like to request...

    Questions for Dean Slaughter

    Spurred by recent posts by Anne-Marie Slaughter and comments by denizens, I went back and reviewed the Princeton Project on National Security's report, "Forging a World of Liberty Under Law," co-authored by Anne-Marie and John Ikenberry. http://www.wws.princeton.edu/ppns/report/FinalReport.pdf I will stipulate...

    Bill Moyers' Journal (PBS) on Impeachment

    The danger of not impeaching now, in view of the dangerous precedent being set for extra-Constitutional behavior by future presidents - was made repeatedly on Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS last night. It's a compelling argument. Moyers' entire program was...

    Ahmadinejad misquoted; not genocidal in relation to Israel (Juan Cole)

    I'm posting this in the hope that we will be able to avoid a foolish war with Iran, justifications for which are in no small part seemingly based on the misquoting of Ahmadinejad. Note that Cole hardly thinks highly of...
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    Xenophobia significant in America? Yes, MHO

    I’ve had better days in the fight for things in which I believe deeply. Nathan Newman began a chain noting a religious split on the question of immigration. I wrote a bit about this over there. I felt rather lonely–far...

    The End of Iraq, by Peter Galbraith

    Highly recommended. This is the smartest analysis I've seen. Galbraith, another of JK Galbraith's sons, offers not only well-informed, biting criticism but thoughts on where to go from here: essentially, to gradually withdraw troops everywhere except perhaps in Kurdistan, where,...
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    This story needs circulation Right Wing Blogger Sues and Wins

    Right-Winger Sues Blogger And Wins -- Lee Kaplan writes at David Horowitz's far-right, anti-Muslim FrontPageMag.com. A college student set up the blog Lee Kaplan Watch to expose what the guy is writing. He was sued by Kaplan in small claims...
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    National Public Radio Hawks Huckabee

    This morning’s Morning Edition featured a puff piece on Mike Huckabee, the title of which on the NPR web page is Huckabee's Appeal Doesn't Help Presidential Bid . The paragraph introducing the story on the web reads: Republican presidential candidate...
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    Reason and Rhetoric Take Back America 2007

    About this time next week I’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of America’s most exciting progressive/liberal spokesmen and activists at the 2007 Take Back America Conference. I know I’ll wish I could clone myself, because there will be simultaneous sessions...

    Fareed Zakaria article in Newsweek, "Beyond Bush"

    The cover story of the new edition of Newsweek (June 11, 2007) features an article by Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, frequent contributor to The Washington Post and numerous other prominent publications, author of several books including The New...
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    Warrior Joe and the Boots on the Ground: "When are we going to get out of here?"

    ~Geez ... At least he was dressed to look the part.I hope he had plenty of sunscreen . . .Read on . . .BAGHDAD, Iraq - Spc. David Williams, 22, of Boston, Mass., had two note cards in his pocket...

    Choice snippets from The Ugly American

    (from the book, written in 1958, not the far inferior movie, where the Ambassador MacWhite character played by Brando is not much like the Ambassador MacWhite portrayed in the book) pp. 108-109, Philippine Minister of Defense Magsaysay to Ambassador MacWhite:...

    Movie rec: "Half Nelson"

    In portraying a caring, unorthodox, in many ways effective inner-city high school history teacher with a drug problem, Ryan Gosling does about as good a job of acting as anyone I've seen in a long time. He completely sold that...
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    The State of the Nation's Health ... by Maggie Mahar

    From an article in the Dartmouth Medicine Magazine in the Spring of 2007http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/spring07/print/atlas.php The State of the Nation's Health The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation. Does that money buy what it should? Not according...
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    Aristotle Chimes in on the Immigration Debate

    Well, actually he doesn’t, but he said some things worth considering, I think. And they came to mind as I read Nathan Newman’s entry, What looks like a Crappy Immigration Deal. I’m going to come to this in my usual...

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