Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rand Paul Lives Up To His Name

Rand Paul (R-Fantasyland), the scion of libertarian stalwart Ron Paul, lives up to his Ayn Randian roots: Paul argued Big Oil deserves even more favors from government, because they’re doing such a good job extracting wealth from American families: Instead … Continue reading

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Distorted Incentives Distort

Whenever you get results you did not expect you have to consider that the incentives you put in place may have had unintended consequences. For instance, if you want teachers to be better, then you base their paycheck (or even … Continue reading

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Pension Pushback: Some Facts

The SEIU is pushing back against the lies being told about public employees, and in particular about pension plans. It would be nice to have a Democratic President to do this, but I guess we will have to settle for … Continue reading

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HCR Meets The Injustice System

The idea behind lifetime appointments for judges, particularly the Supreme Court, is that they can act judiciously without concern for political implications. This is all fine as long as you do not have knuckleheads like Thomas and Scalia pushing their pet theories … Continue reading

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GOP Hypocrisy

Yes, republican hypocrisy is a bottomless cup, but let’s try one more Party Above Country republican moment: The latest “Mediscare” battle is rife with irony: Republicans are attacking Democrats’ Medicare cost-savings even though they voted overwhelmingly to continue the policy … Continue reading

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The Feel-Good Video Of The Week

Seeing the video really helps, but here’s the text: Stephon stood just a few feet away from Barack Obama. The president, busy shaking hands, looked right at him. “It was like he was waiting for me to say something,” he said later.So … Continue reading

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Breaking: A republican Tells The Truth

Right wingers often say that government should not pick winners and losers in the economy because politicians have such a bad track record at it. This of course is a red herring in that most business that fail were started … Continue reading

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(Not) Breaking: Karl Rove Lies

From the stand point of a republican, the killing of Osama B. Laden is no big deal so it is no surprise that Karl Rove is working to downplay this accomplishment of the Obama Administration. After all, George W. Bush, … Continue reading

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ALEC Who?

I’ve mentioned this group before, but the American Legislative Exchange Council needs as much sunlight poured on them as possible. This right-wing organization is made up of state legislators and their corporate overlords, and they push for many anti-democratic and … Continue reading

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GOP: The Party Of Big Government

Beyond all the prying republicans do into America’s bedrooms, and all the laws they push to get between you and you doctor, we have less-metaphorical evidence of how the GOP is the party of Big Government.Not useful or effective government, … Continue reading

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