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The Emancipation Proclamation was an Executive Order
Some how with all the heavy breathing from the right about President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration that gets lost. Eli leaves it to other to fill in the details.
EliRabett 03/03/2015 7 5 - -
Cui Bono ACA
Well lots of folk, and you can read about it everywhere, except, and Eli has not seen this mentioned, but the most important groups are employers who offer health care benefits and their employees, ...
EliRabett 09/06/2014 1 - - -
Why even bad health insurance is good
Eli and Ms. Rabett are moving on in years, and although they have excellent health insurance through Eli's employer, they had some health problems last year. As part of the insurance company's ...
EliRabett 03/21/2014 9 8 - -
The Review Group on Intelligence sends greetings to the honorable John G. Robert Jr.
Buried toward the bottom of the Committee report is a taser shot to the heart of the honorable John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, who in the current system makes all ...
EliRabett 12/18/2013 6 15 - -
Eli is not exactly crying about Lucy getting kicked in the head yesterday.� Still, as many have pointed out that while the Republicans were filibustering an awful lot of people, there is some value ...
EliRabett 11/22/2013 2 - - -
A very modest suggestion
The tell, of course, in the rush of Republicans to restrict voting rights is the coupling of the kitchen bath to a requirement for government issued photo ID Mom Rabett was born at home and the doc ...
EliRabett 08/25/2013 9 9 - -
A modest suggestion
Ever since and before the Supreme Court Proposition 8 and DOMA decisions a number of our, shall Eli say, states where only mouth breathing is allowed, have been screaming that they will never accept ...
EliRabett 07/25/2013 2 1 - -
The Volker deficits, the Clinton recovery and funding Bush's disasters
What, you may ask do all of these things have to do with each other? Well as the elder bunnies (the ones in the rest home fondly for reasons to be made clear) may recall, Paul Volker pushed ...
EliRabett 05/22/2013 5 - - -
Good People?
Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote in the NYTimes and his blog about Forest Whitaker being stopped and frisked coming out of the Milano Market in Morningside Heights ...
EliRabett 03/10/2013 5 19 - -
the sequester
In preparation for the sequester Eli will think 20% less today. It's the new ...
EliRabett 02/28/2013 2 2 - -
Aaron Swartz: Hidden facts and speculation
FACT One of the major questions about Aaron Scwartz's suicide has been the role of MIT. Kevin Cullin at the Boston Globe (paywall) answers that one. One of Swartz's earlier lawyers (there appear ...
EliRabett 01/15/2013 6 4 - -
Eli's Simple Plan
One of the bones of contention in the recent ongoing unpleasantness is the rate for capital gains. Since capital gains involve investing today and taking profit later, the best argument for a lower ...
EliRabett 12/31/2012 6 - - -
Obama and the Democrats. A test of faith
Even the usual suspects are admitting that the database and data mining technology developed by the Obama campaign define the state of the art, How on earth did Barack Obama, the community organizer,
EliRabett 11/12/2012 7 2 - -
Bring a Chair
Eli is going to break a personal rule, send the bunnies over to the dark side, but this has to be shared. Various of the Romney information technology people are looking for their next job and ...
EliRabett 11/09/2012 9 15 - -
The NFL Challenge Rule for Voting Challenges
Obviously we are all concerned with the manipulation of voting challenges started in the 1970s, but being ramped up by the Tea Party and others. Frank Pasquale at Balkinization points to an ...
EliRabett 11/09/2012 10 12 - 46
McConnell's Chalice
Harry Reid should offer Mitch McConnell a choice. Approve all pending nominations in the next month or wave goodbye to the filibuster in January. It is time the Republicans paid a price for ...
EliRabett 11/07/2012 5 3 - -
What's Going On With The Polls
You've heard the whole Nate Silver is gay and wrong, Joe Scarborough has a gut feeling thing, so Eli will tell you why there is a divergence between the national and state level ...
EliRabett 11/01/2012 9 - - -
Mother Rehm and the three Republicans
So Eli turns on NPR to hear Mother Rehm and the three Republicans explain the news, and there is the Politico hack. Why, you ask does Eli do this to himself, why to be reminded never to donate a ...
EliRabett 10/26/2012 9 5 - -
They who forget history are doomed to repeat it
Is an old saw from George Santayana, but if you want to know the roots of President Obama's foreign policy all you have to do is go back to his 2002 speech about the rush to war in Iraq Obama laid ...
EliRabett 10/23/2012 1 2 - -
What you are playing for
Barry Brook's update of Eileen O'Shaunghnessy's, (Eric Blair's wife, look it up bunnies) poem End of the Century-1984 "...Hansen's bones are quiet at last, ...No science disturbs the lucid line, ...
EliRabett 08/20/2012 2 - - 27
Watching his language (Romney on taxes)
Romney said taxes, not Federal Income Taxes or Federal Taxes. Looking at his returns for 2010, one sees that in 2008 he paid $787,455 in foreign taxes. In 2010 he paid $672,444 in state taxes, ...
EliRabett 08/16/2012 17 24 1 195
Starting the Guillotine Moving
A few weeks ago, before Joe Paterno's statue was removed, Eli wrote in a post entitled Death Penalty Eli, as some have noted, is an ancient professor, an academic if you will. He has followed ...
EliRabett 08/14/2012 13 10 - 135
An open letter to PolitiFact
PolitiFact continues to deny reality in a recent post Our ruling There are two main ways to make this calculation, and they lead to opposite conclusions. While we believe that including payroll ...
EliRabett 08/11/2012 10 13 - 137
It's the married women who use the pill
So let Eli tell you exactly how stupid Limbaugh, Landsburg, Lubos and the jackels are: No slut, whore, what have you, uses birth control pills today to let them screw about. Why not? Have the ...
EliRabett 03/05/2012 12 9 - 150
Felix Salmon has a great idea
Felix Salmon points out that the US holds $400 billion worth of gold at the current ...
EliRabett 05/09/2011 10 2 - 64
Saw this coming and now it's front page
A while ago, Eli put up a short post Well, if there were no silly rules about how long a diary entry should be that would be it. Replacing Hillary (Sec of State) with Bill has so many ...
EliRabett 01/02/2009 89 - 1 19
Who to replace Hillary? Bill
Well, if there were no silly rules about how long a diary entry should be that would be it.
EliRabett 11/19/2008 40 - - 1
First as farce then as slapstick comedy
Yesterday's McCain suspension comedy reminds this ol bunny of H. Ross Perot's masquerading as a presidential candidate act.
EliRabett 09/25/2008 3 1 - -
Give em hell Harry
It would be interesting to put Harry Reid on the road in western states that have large Mormon populations. Harry is a Morman, living proof that Democrats have no trouble putting Mormans into high ...
EliRabett 09/03/2008 5 4 - -
Biden wins Indiana for Obama
Biden wins Indiana for Obama, strange thought until you realize the close relationship between Dick Lugar and Joe ...
EliRabett 08/24/2008 34 7 - 2
Impeach Spakovsky, Goodling . . . . . first
As is obvious, Republicans have no shame, a point once more driven home by the appointment of that good ol' boy Hans von Spakovsky as an consultant and temporary full time employee at the US ...
EliRabett 08/23/2008 3 7 - 34
The Dog's Whistle
No one except John Kerry was maligned by the Swift Boat Veterans. Today every TV news operation and newspaper has African Americans on staff who feel directly attacked by the "uppity" McCain thrust.
EliRabett 08/03/2008 5 2 - -
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