As the Bush Supreme Court shifts ever more power to the rich, this new study argues that we live in more of an oligarchy than a democracy. What do the patriots among us think of that?
And speaking of patriotism, there is a certain irony in the brand of patriot who loves his country but hates [...]
And do you know what? The Affordable Care Act is working — despite the enormous Republican commitment to its failure.
Republicans have prevented millions of struggling people from getting affordable coverage — your housekeeper, say, who works hard for you (and spends more than two hours a day on the bus, unpaid, just getting to [...]
Paul Krugman nails it (as usual), here:
Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America’s biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Count me among those who blame his presidential ambitions, and believe [...]
WHEN WILL HUMANS COOPERATE AS BEAUTIFULLY AS STARLINGS?
Watch this. (Thanks, Mel!) Four minutes.
And read this for at least a sense of how they do it.
(Or this if, not satisfied by a murmuration of starlings, you seek a hover of trout, a knot of toads, a rafter of turkeys or — [...]
In addition to your 2013 income tax, your first quarterly estimated 2014 tax payment is due today, if you have appreciable taxable income from which taxes are not withheld. Have a nice day.
And speaking of nice . . .
WHO ARE NICER THAN THE THAIS?
No one, I think. (And I was actually [...]
You’ve gotta feel good for Big L.C., as he’s known. Watch this!
The only thing that remains is to figure out how society might better serve those in tough straits who don’t have such blankets.
Some think the solution is to get rid of the estate tax on billionheirs, squeeze the social safety net, shutter [...]
If there’s a primary, I will be neutral.
Until then, I’m a proud contributor to READY FOR HILLARY.
Has the country ever had a potential candidate more prepared and qualified?
Of course, not everyone feels this way.
Just as there are folks who see President Obama as a weak (yet over-reaching) Kenyan Marxist Muslim [...]
How one longs for the days of nonpartisan Justices making wise decisions. Very hard to see Bush v. Gore as having been such a decision. And once Bush was installed and moved the Court further right, we got this: Five minutes from Jon Stewart guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.
EXPENSIVE DRUG [...]
Most of us are too busy just trying to get our Outlook syncing properly or making ends meet to be able to feed the kids and get them to the dentist to accept responsibility for the future of humanity.
And yet . . .
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Quote of the Day
PURITANISM: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.~H.L. Mencken
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