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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. ...
Chris Andersen 10/08/2013 7 8 1 -
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.
Chris Andersen 09/30/2013 73 57 1 -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 11/08/2012 23 11 1 -
"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 ...
Chris Andersen 10/16/2012 199 551 4 -
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.
Chris Andersen 08/30/2012 19 44 - 273
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 ...
Chris Andersen 08/11/2012 13 13 - 280
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 ...
Chris Andersen 06/29/2012 12 4 - 74
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 ...
Chris Andersen 05/21/2011 3 3 - 43
VOTE REPUBLICAN – END MEDICARE
Paul Krugman is right. There is absolutely nothing misleading about the new DCCC slogan. In fact, to say otherwise should ...
Chris Andersen 05/16/2011 9 14 - 90
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 ...
Chris Andersen 04/07/2011 1 - - 30
The Hair Salon Index
TPM highlights this appearance by former GE CEO Jack Welch on the ...
Chris Andersen 03/23/2010 9 5 - 8
"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 ...
Chris Andersen 03/16/2010 29 - - 21
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 ...
Chris Andersen 01/22/2010 4 - - 1
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 ...
Chris Andersen 01/08/2010 21 12 - 29
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.
Chris Andersen 12/03/2009 26 4 - 50
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 ...
Chris Andersen 10/29/2009 165 11 - 19
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 ...
Chris Andersen 10/20/2009 30 30 - 35
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 ...
Chris Andersen 09/17/2009 763 1153 34 9618
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 ...
Chris Andersen 11/18/2008 34 4 - 1
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-...
Chris Andersen 09/21/2008 16 2 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 09/20/2008 25 7 - 10
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 ...
Chris Andersen 09/11/2008 55 15 1 2
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?
Chris Andersen 09/05/2008 13 1 - -
Playing Defense
Josh Marshal covers some of the recent complaints people have that Obama is getting into a "McCain-attacks-Obama-responds" mode that ...
Chris Andersen 08/08/2008 5 - - 1
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 (...
Chris Andersen 07/22/2008 97 20 1 32
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 (
Chris Andersen 07/11/2008 9 4 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 03/29/2008 199 15 1 12
"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 ...
Chris Andersen 03/13/2008 22 3 - 2
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, ...
Chris Andersen 03/05/2008 10 1 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 02/29/2008 111 10 - 8
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 "...
Chris Andersen 02/23/2008 46 1 - 1
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 ...
Chris Andersen 02/08/2008 35 4 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 02/07/2008 202 17 - 11
We Shouldn't Have Been Surprised By New Hampshire
(cross-posted at Interesting Times ) The Clinton's have always benefited from their enemies. Why? ...
Chris Andersen 01/09/2008 19 4 - 1
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 ...
Chris Andersen 12/17/2007 13 12 - 3
"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 ...
Chris Andersen 12/13/2007 115 19 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 10/23/2007 7 2 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 10/14/2007 12 - - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 09/20/2007 4 6 - 5
Making a Persuasive Argument
(Cross-posted from Interesting Times ) Question: Will complaining that someone isn't doing what you ...
Chris Andersen 09/11/2007 - - - -
Osama bin Laden is the Unabomber
(Cross-posted from Interesting Times ) Having read some reports of Osama bin Laden's latest love letter ...
Chris Andersen 09/07/2007 6 - - 17
"Give it another six months"
(cross-posted from Interesting Times )
Chris Andersen 08/29/2007 2 1 - 3
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 ...
Chris Andersen 07/03/2007 5 3 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 06/21/2007 - 1 - -
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 ...
Chris Andersen 06/20/2007 19 12 - -
400 Dead Americans
Crossposted at Interesting Times Let's run the numbers. If the Iraq war supplemental ...
Chris Andersen 05/22/2007 3 4 - -
David Broder gives his definition of High Broderism
[From the diaries - BarbinMD] David Broder held a chat today on the ...
Chris Andersen 05/04/2007 104 30 2 91
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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