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In advance of the un-publicly-accountable U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform (#hcr on micropublishing), links below. Nothing less than President Obama’s main domestic legislative achievement, here.
I enthusiastically recommend you stream WNYC’s the Brian Lehrer Show during the 10am ruling. (Listen now link is buried on the right-hand side for some reason.) Will be informed & reality-based & clutch. Big-ups public radio.
Some handy links ::
Keep in mind James Fallows’ points above:
Pick a country and describe a sequence in which:
How would you describe a democracy where power was being shifted that way?
But when you look at the sequence from Bush v. Gore, through Citizens United, to what seems to be coming on the health-care front; and you combine it with ongoing efforts in Florida and elsewhere to prevent voting from presumably Democratic blocs; and add that to the simply unprecedented abuse of the filibuster in the years since the Democrats won control of the Senate and then took the White House, you have what we’d identify as a kind of long-term coup if we saw it happening anywhere else.