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|Signing up for healthcare: comparing levels of service between Obamacare and private insurance
John Green of the vlogbrothers decided to take a stab at signing up for healthcare using the new ACA website and compare it to a similar process for signing up on a private healthcare website. ...
|Boehner might lose the next vote in the House (NEVER MIND)
Moderates Revolt: For almost three years, the story in the House has been about Speaker John Boehner’s restive right flank causing him problems. But Republican moderates have apparently had enough.
|What happens to OFA now?
Just a quick question, almost a waste of a diary, but I think this is a really important question for the future. Obama has built quite possible the most powerful political campaign operation in ...
|"Binders full of women" more damaging for Romney than we realize
A lot of people are having fun making jokes about Romney's odd "binders full of women" phrase, but I think we may be missing a larger story here that could be devastating for Romney. My sister, who ...
|We should thank Mr. Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has given us the perfect metaphor for the modern Republican party. An old man arguing with an empty chair. The empty chair represents all the GOP's delusions regarding Barack Obama.
|Attack Romney/Ryan Where They Aren't Expecting It
(Far be it from me to think that I could envision a campaign strategy that Obama's team has not already thought of, but just on the off chance that they haven't considered this idea, I'd like to ...
|Democrats don't know how to spike the football
I was with some friends last night and as much as they liked the ruling yesterday, they just couldn't help looking for the cloud in the silver lining. I asked one of them why it was that Democrats ...
|The Questions That Must Be Asked
Amazingly, the "unthinkable" is now becoming thinkable. Some Republicans are starting to say openly that defaulting on the debt, even for just a couple of days, is no big deal. And this shocking ...
|VOTE REPUBLICAN – END MEDICARE
Paul Krugman is right. There is absolutely nothing misleading about the new DCCC slogan. In fact, to say otherwise should ...
|Democratic leaders are "wimps" because Democratic voters are "wimps"
We hear the plaintive cry all the time, "Why are the Democrats in Congress and Obama in the White House such wimps when it comes to dealing with the Republicans?" We are certainly hearing variations ...
|The Hair Salon Index
TPM highlights this appearance by former GE CEO Jack Welch on the ...
|"HEALTHCARE PASSES" vs. "HEALTHCARE FAILS" -- Which do you want to see?
No doubt there is someone out there who has access to the software to do this. What we need is a mock-up of the Washington Post (and maybe the NY Times) front page dated some time next week. There ...
|Call Your Senators!
I had a rather disturbing conversation last night. I was at a gathering and one of the people there is an aide to a Democratic Senator. I've talked with this guy several times before. He's provided ...
|Birds are more dangerous than terrorists
Just on a hunch, I did a little research. The following comes from AirSafe.com . It is a list of fatal or near fatal significant events involving major passenger ...
|No More Final Hour Outrage!
I'm becoming increasingly aware of a trend in progressive circles to rally the troops only at the last hour, long past when such efforts might have a meaningful effect on the process.
|Will we be Health Care Reform's unwitting assassins?
(I'm going to tempt fate by doing some speculating about what will happen once Obama signs the HCR bill into law. May the gods forgive me.) While there are still details to be worked out, the final ...
|Harry Reid is not the problem
There is a diary on the recommended list urging people to help remove Harry Reid from power. The argument being that, since he is not responsive to the will of the Democratic voters, he should be ...
|Justice Sotomayor Questions the Foundation of Corporate Personhood from the bench
I haven't seen this anywhere else... In her maiden Supreme Court appearance last week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor made ...
|Lieberman Survives Because We Blew It
How did Lieberman manage to do it? How did he manage to win back the gavel of the Homeland Security Committee even after he (1) endorsed the other party's candidate for President, (2) openly called ...
|Here's what really scares me: McCain goes to China
I think it is pretty clear that the overwhelming consensus in the blogosphere, even among libertarians and some right-wingers, is that Paulson's bailout plan is nothing more than a financial coup-de-...
|No! Hell No! No F*cking Way! Get Your Ass Out Of My F*cking Face!
Those are the possible answers that should be given to Sec. Paulson's plan to bail out the finance industry ("No!" being, of course, the most polite). Paulson's plan is this: "Give me $700 billion ...
|War with Russia - Understanding Palin's Real Mistake
Sarah Palin's comments about a possible war with Russia are explosive, but not for the reason some people seem to think. If you read the transcript (I haven't seen the video) it is clear that Palin ...
|Small Town Values
Sarah Palin says that her values are small town values and how dare you insult small town values. Really? Her values are small town values?
Josh Marshal covers some of the recent complaints people have that Obama is getting into a "McCain-attacks-Obama-responds" mode that ...
|Why the military wants Obama
Why does it appear so many soldiers support Obama despite the persistent propaganda that says military people don't like Democrats (...
|Don't want to donate to Obama? Donate to the DNC!
All the news reports about fundraising are combining the candidate totals with their respective party campaign committees. There are rumors that (Obama + DNC) for June will be coming in at less than (
|The Stupidity Of Some Obama Supporters
Note: I am an Obama supporter. What the superdelegates are doing by holding off their decisions until most everyone has voted is not stupid. What Dean, Pelosi and Reid are doing by staying neutral ...
|"Clinton wouldn't be winning if she weren't a woman"
Just a few years back, before the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, there was a strong possibility that both the Sox and Chicago Cubs would go to the World Series in the same year. This meant ...
|Obama, Clinton, please go after McCain instead of each other
So, what now? Clinton and Obama could both go negative on each other in an attempt to prove that one or the other simply doesn't have what it takes to be President. But, at this point, ...
|Clinton's Sleeping Child Ad: It's a Good Thing (Updated x2)
(Necessary unnecessary disclaimer: I'm voting for Obama) I know I might not win many friends by stating this but I think its a good thing that Hillary Clinton is running the sleeping child ad that ...
|Kill the "Creative Class"
I've talked about this before, but I think it bears repeating (endlessly) until this label is absolutely shunned from any serious political discussion. It's the optics stupid. Labeling one group "...
|Stop fretting about super delegates
There has been some significant teeth gnashing of late over the prospect that who will be the Dem nominee may come down to the super delegates. Since it is becoming increasingly difficult for either ...
|Dear Sen. Obama: Knock It Off!
(This diary started off as a comment on this diary about how Obama's campaign was unnecessarily pissing off Hillary ...
|We Shouldn't Have Been Surprised By New Hampshire
(cross-posted at Interesting Times ) The Clinton's have always benefited from their enemies. Why? ...
|Let's Make Harry Reid Squirm
It looks like Harry Reid blinked . This is great news, if true. It also suggests something to progressive activists about ...
|"Recommended Diaries" Filter Needed Please [UPDATED]
If there are plans to make any changes to the way this site works there is one feature I would like. I would like to add a personalized filter to the "Recommended Diary" list that would allow me to ...
|Democrats were elected to be obstructionists!
I think I just figured out the mistake the Dems have been making. They think they were elected to pro-actively enact progressive legislation. But the American people didn't vote Democrat in 2006 to ...
|Would Al Gore get us out of Iraq by 2013?
Think deeply on that question before answering. Don't presume you know the answer. It may just surprise you (unpleasantly). I'm a huge fan of Gore. I'd support him in a second if he decided to get ...
|This IS the Fight
I've been seeing some people expressing frustration that any time at all is being devoted to the MoveOn issue. Their argument goes like this: This fight is a distraction. We should be working to end ...
|Making a Persuasive Argument
(Cross-posted from Interesting Times ) Question: Will complaining that someone isn't doing what you ...
|Osama bin Laden is the Unabomber
(Cross-posted from Interesting Times ) Having read some reports of Osama bin Laden's latest love letter ...
|"Give it another six months"
(cross-posted from Interesting Times )
|George Bush admits Libby is Guilty Guilty Guilty!
After all, if he thought Libby was innocent then why didn't he give him a full pardon? In his letter accompanying the commutation, Bush praises the jury that convicted Libby of perjury, lying to ...
|It's time to table "Off The Table"
I've been thinking lately about the use of the term "off/on the table" when discussing the use of military force against Iran. There are those who argue that it is a position of weakness to take ...
|The Problem is not Bloomberg
So now people are getting into fights as to whether it is a good idea to toy with supporting a Bloomberg candidacy and whether he is worthy of such support. Frankly, I think this completely misses ...
|400 Dead Americans
Crossposted at Interesting Times Let's run the numbers. If the Iraq war supplemental ...
|David Broder gives his definition of High Broderism
[From the diaries - BarbinMD] David Broder held a chat today on the ...
|Kudos To All||Chris Andersen||11/08/2006||2||2||-||-|
|Making Torture Real (How Brave Are You?)||Chris Andersen||09/24/2006||12||4||2||-|
|GOP paints Hitler moustache on Dean (Photo Proof)||Chris Andersen||08/10/2006||19||14||-||55|
|The Masters of War||Chris Andersen||07/19/2006||4||2||1||-|
|Don't play the game when the rules are rigged||Chris Andersen||07/08/2006||8||2||-||-|
|The Markos Mafia||Chris Andersen||06/24/2006||4||11||-||-|
|No Unity Without Tolerance Of Disagreement||Chris Andersen||06/18/2006||6||4||-||-|
|"Nice campaign you have here, ..."||Chris Andersen||06/12/2006||12||4||-||-|
|George Bush is too nice||Chris Andersen||05/23/2006||37||2||-||-|
|Jason Leopold = James Hatfield redux||Chris Andersen||05/16/2006||34||3||-||-|
|Bush: I am not a snoop!||Chris Andersen||05/11/2006||3||4||1||-|
|Ballet Dancers and Bulldozers||Chris Andersen||05/06/2006||4||2||1||-|
|Bush's only defense||Chris Andersen||04/09/2006||1||-||-||-|
|Talking Democrats off the ledge||Chris Andersen||03/15/2006||19||9||-||-|
|Chris Mathews: Republican Shill?||Chris Andersen||03/09/2006||8||5||-||-|
|Special Prosecutor Whip Count||Chris Andersen||01/31/2006||4||10||-||17|
|Bush Justice Department Opposed Changing FISA standard to "Reasonable Suspicion"||Chris Andersen||01/24/2006||10||19||2||-|
|Health Savings Accounts: Bamboozlepalooza 2006||Chris Andersen||01/23/2006||22||8||-||-|
|John Kerry Defends Michael Moore from Chris Matthews!||Chris Andersen||01/19/2006||206||155||2||11|
|The problem of Fear||Chris Andersen||01/15/2006||7||9||-||-|
|The Media Is Not Your Friend||Chris Andersen||01/13/2006||1||1||-||-|
|Pop Quiz: Did Howard Dean Lose in 2004?||Chris Andersen||01/12/2006||8||5||-||-|
|Republican (Selective) Theory of Executive Power||Chris Andersen||01/11/2006||1||1||-||-|
|"What's the Story?" Dealing with the post-Fitzmas awakening||Chris Andersen||10/25/2005||3||3||1||-|
|Needed: Americans to exercise their freedom to march in the "Freedom March"||Chris Andersen||09/09/2005||2||2||-||-|
|George Bush is my responsibility||Chris Andersen||09/06/2005||9||18||-||-|
|Please shut up about the bright side||Chris Andersen||09/06/2005||6||1||-||-|
|Bush enlists military families to fight for him||Chris Andersen||08/24/2005||11||3||-||-|
|Bush finally defines the mission in Iraq||Chris Andersen||08/22/2005||28||30||1||-|
|"Staff Pukes" Killed in Iraq||Chris Andersen||08/02/2005||17||14||-||-|
|Laura and Jenna shut down Grand Canyon!||Chris Andersen||07/10/2005||7||5||-||-|
|Bush finally gives real support to the troops!||Chris Andersen||06/28/2005||9||5||-||-|
|We've Got Your Back Democrats!||Chris Andersen||06/23/2005||1||9||-||7|
|Proposal: We've Got Your Back! A Democratic Support Campaign||Chris Andersen||06/22/2005||17||20||-||10|
|[UPDATED] Durbin Democratic Discontent - Protecting Not-Howard-Dean-Dems||Chris Andersen||06/22/2005||18||12||-||-|
|Truth and Consequences||Chris Andersen||06/16/2005||1||3||-||-|
|Democratic Leaders Standing With Dean||Chris Andersen||06/08/2005||15||17||-||26|
|The mote in Dean's eye||Chris Andersen||06/08/2005||11||1||-||-|
|Democrats need to get over themselves on Iraq||Chris Andersen||06/03/2005||67||8||-||-|
|Unquestioning Faith In American Will||Chris Andersen||05/26/2005||-||-||-||-|
|Extraordinary Circumstances: What Does It mean?||Chris Andersen||05/23/2005||18||12||-||38|
|An Analysis of The Deal (Democrats Win Big!)||Chris Andersen||05/23/2005||272||163||-||58|
|Thoughts from the DFO Summit||Chris Andersen||05/23/2005||2||1||-||-|
|Reckless Driving||Chris Andersen||05/13/2005||2||1||-||-|
|Attack Bush on the issue of judgement||Chris Andersen||05/07/2005||6||3||-||-|
|The Nation as Child||Chris Andersen||04/22/2005||5||2||-||-|
|No more talking points!||Chris Andersen||04/18/2005||8||7||-||-|
|Framing is for idiots, Part 3||Chris Andersen||04/01/2005||19||4||-||-|
|Framing is for idiots, Part 2||Chris Andersen||04/01/2005||18||3||-||-|
|Framing is for idiots||Chris Andersen||03/31/2005||71||4||-||-|
|I want to believe||Chris Andersen||03/23/2005||9||3||-||-|
|The Costanza Gambit||Chris Andersen||03/23/2005||10||16||-||-|
|MoveOn misses the point||Chris Andersen||03/11/2005||16||11||-||1|
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