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Things I Learned from My Foster Children, Part I [Casaubon's Book]

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A little while back we took our current foster sons to visit the university where Eric teaches physics. The boys had never visited a university before, and were curious about who goes there and what...

 

My Religion, My Politics and My Sexuality

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Throughout my life I have always been faced with God. Unlike maybe someone like Bill Maher, I can’t become an atheist or even an agnostic; God is in my blood and I believe in Him. Even in those times...

 

Another Week of GW News – July 1, 2012 [A Few Things Ill Considered]

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Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup

 

Political Rage Abating

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Last week’s SCOTUS ruling on the Affordable Care Act may be a clear sign of times to come in Politics America. Could the conservative-leaning court’s progressive ruling mean the era of political...

 

Coming to America - circa 1905 (for the 4th of July)

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Francesco at the marriage of his grand daughter - circa 1950 Francesco needed a wife. He was a widower. He was sitting in the place in Southern Italy where his family had lived for generations with...

 

Still more SCOTUS coverage, especially on Medicaid [The Pump Handle]

Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters has posted the second of two parts in the special edition of Health Wonk Review responding to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act: Part I is...

 

Amending Health Care Law Better than Repeal

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It’s very clear that a lot of Americans are concerned a great deal with the new health care law the Affordable Care Act . It’s also quite understandable to be concerned; it does turn the health care...

 

Obama “Birthers” Could be Right for the Wrong Reasons [Dean's Corner]

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Ko Olina Beach (author’s photograph) Could Donald Trump and the Obama “birther” conspiracists be right? Some claim that President Obama is not an American because he was born outside of the U.S. Some...

 

July 2012 Open Thread [Deltoid]

Phew, looks the carbon tax has not returned Australia to the Stone Age.

 

Can we get a little push back against some racists?

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You know, every time I start to think that America has finally gotten itself just a little bit closer to being a non-racist society (and I know that it isn't yet, but we seem to be moving at a...

 

Affordable Care Act Brings Joy to Some and Misery to Others

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The day that the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, I was expecting the worse and the end of hope for millions like me. After seeing the...

The Thorny Question
 

WEASELS OF THE WEEK, JUNE EDITION

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{Just a quick note for all who followed my former blog: This is my new blog on Word Press. Apparently Google doesn’t love me any more because I can’t access my dashboard to put up new posts. Please...

 

Top 10 Crazy Quotes After The Healthcare Ruling

After the supreme court ruled in favor of the healthcare mandate, many conservatives lost their heads and said some really ridicules things. I made a list! 10. Michael Reagan: “This kept us on the...

 

Health Care Mandate is About Personal Responsibility; A Conservative Idea

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After The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Facebook, Twitter and thousands of websites across the Internet were overwhelmed with comments. Many of those...

 

John Roberts a Becket

I presume the right wing is foaming at the mouth today over the Chief Justice. The GOP was getting ready to celebrate. Their spokespersons were at the high Court, waiting for Obamacare to be struck...

 

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET

A SOMBER VICTORY, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET Well, he did it, gangers. He managed it. We now have universal health care, sort of, counrtesy of our President. I’ll tell you, folks: this is not what I...

 

FAST AND FURIOUS: The Media Gets the Supreme Court Decision Wrong

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Pelosi's Lucky Purple Pumps

National Public Radio reported this morning Rep. Nancy Pelosi is wearing her lucky purple pumps today: the same ones she wore the day the Affordable Care Act was passed. In recognition of the Supreme...

 

Healthcare Upheld! [denialism blog]

It’s good news that the Supreme Court split 5-4 with Roberts (and not Kennedy?!?) as the deciding vote, to uphold the affordable care act. It’s interesting that this was controversial, and certainly...

 

From Courtly Demeanor to Courting Disaster

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The Supreme Court used to respect precedent, but in refusing Montana's Citizens United challenge, a body of nine non-elected Justices ruled in favor of major change to our election law of the last...

 

The Texas Republican Party platform: Creationism, denialism, “health freedom,” and “vaccine choice”

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And now for something completely different. Except that it isn’t really. I say that it isn’t really different because, although this post will seem to be about politics, in reality it will be about a...

 

The Politics of Fools, Lies and Deception

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Politics is a dirty game. Candidates sling mud at each other and outside well-funded sources fill our airwaves with ads that are anything but honest. We can look back to the 2000 presidential race...

 

Supreme Court tells non-white Arizonans to sleep with one eye open

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday to overturn key parts of Arizona's immigration law. For example, police may no longer arrest immigrants without a warrant but with “probable cause” that they are...

 

Montana: U.S. Supreme Court Opens Door Wider for Corporate Money

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Back in January of 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court turned back many years of precedent as far as campaign financing in a highly controversial ruling labeled “Citizens United vs. FEC”. The ruling in its...

 

"Meditations" on How Much is Enough

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"Remember this: That very little is needed to make a happy life." Marcus Aurelius - Emperor of Rome - 161 to 180 The above is inscribed on a snow globe on my dresser, given to me by my wife. The...

 

A Republican Aristocrat Speaks Out And Tells The Truth (For Once)

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An American Aristocrat; Mitt’s Ancestor Perhaps? Or A Bush Maybe? We don’t know but he looks like a jolly good fellow to me. Greetings to all you real Americans out there. I’m Thomas Kennsington St...

 

Living on a Prayer

As we wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, I’m reminded of how any improvement in a broken system gives immeasurable relief to those most...

 

A sense of proportion [Greg Laden's Blog]

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Despite the fact that we observe the world around us everyday, for many common phenomena we have a very poorly developed sense of the important variables of size, shape, position, and motion. As I...

 

Stand Your Ground: Revolution of the Working-Class

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Being a working-class American means you work for a living, simple and clear. Your income level could be within a wide range as some Americans are more successful than others, depending on several...

 

Maryland; My Maryland: Shame Is Your Lot ; Weakness Your Only Sad Excuse.

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Maryland; my home for all of my fifty-three years. As States go; I thought Maryland to be better than some. Worse than others; but a State generally inclined toward the Democratic Party; Liberal...

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