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Seven Million - Check. Untold Millions - Unchecked.

The healthcare push led to 7 million sign-ups, surpassing the Administration's targets, and giving a boost to this new program, while getting more Americans covered. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court struck down limits on individual overall campaign donations, giving a boost...More

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How to Punish Putin

Over the last two weeks, Western nations have announced a layered sanctions plan to deal with Putin's aggression in the Ukraine. The layering, Western leaders advised, will be commensurate with Putin's future moves. The truth of the matter is that...More

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Cold War, Cool War, Old War, New War?

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In Russia's recent power plays and provocation, some commentators compare to 1930s Europe, others see the specter of the Soviet spread, but it's really a new challenge to the new world order. As the US redirects its War on Terror...More

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Is Money Speech?

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A short while ago I was asked my opinion of Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 US 310 (2010), and some of the new cases coming before the Supreme Court regarding campaign finance laws. While this article is short,...More

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Healthcare Reform (ACA) Is Here to Stay

Listen up Moderate Democrats and Far Right Republicans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will never ever, ever be repealed. Why? Let me break it down! Right now 5 million people have signed up for healthcare insurance with the ACA. The...More

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The Weight of the World, The Wait of the World

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Russia has annexed Crimea. Ukraine is pulling out its troops. The world knows it has the burden to respond yet everyone waits to see who will go first. Obamacare open enrollment ends soon and public perception rests heavily on these...More

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Results or Process: How Should We Evaluate Judges?

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A few days ago I was asked which of the Justices on the US Supreme Court I admire the most. My answer shocked the friend who asked the question: Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer. His reaction was almost...More

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Teapartium

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eMm3LAfter their success in discovering Dim Matter and its relationship with a new particle, the Positively Energized Moron, in their search for a relationship between dark matter and bureaucracy ( http://www.thepoliticus.com/content/link-between-dark-matter-and-government ), Professor Honor Bender and her student Grant Spender...More

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Mid-term voting

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I am sorry, but, I don't get it. Why would Democrats sit out the special election in FL#13 and not elect Alex Sink? There was only a 39% voter turnout and nearly 9000 voted for the Libertarian candidate. Jolly only...More

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Obama Time, Overtime or Out Of Time?

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The Prez pushes overtime pay for more Americans as he realizes he may be running out of time to address growing inequality in our country. He and Putin stake out a stand-off in Ukraine, but as Crimea rushes a Russian...More