Posts Tagged ‘health care reform’

Megansigh: This weekend, I had a conversation with someone non-crazy who thinks there is a not-insignificant chance that the Supreme Court will overturn health care reform, or at least the individual mandate (it’s not clear what happens to the rest of the law if the mandate goes down; there’s some possibility that this would invalidate […]


So is Ponnuru, someone who is supposed to be one of this new breed of smart conservative (Douthat, Salaam come to mind) really basing his assessment on a virtual impossibility? That seems to be the case. Again, there’s going on TV and creating some false reality, and then there’s crafting actual strategy based on ridiculously false premises.


Mitt Romney produces a howler: “If ever again somewhere down the road I would be debating [Obama], I would be happy to take credit for his [healthcare] accomplishment,” – Mitt Romney. To my knowledge, Romney and Obama have never debated in the first place, but the two often took shots at each other in their respective […]


A note: I really take issue with the title of the video; this is hardly an angry mob. I think the communication by both the Tea Party protesters here and Senator Franken is stellar. This video really made my morning:


This is one of those “intertwined” posts. The Arsenal fullback on his team’s mentality: Following their Champions League exit this week, Arsenal are now focused solely on the Premier League but, with a three-point gap to make up on leaders Chelsea and only five games remaining, Sagna wants to see his team-mates adopt more of […]


I remember I was in kindergarten. It was 1992, and I was vaguely aware of the world around me. I had been for a while; in pre-school I remember my parents talking about Sadd-am Husein (pronounced exactly that way). We were at war, and being but a small child, this deeply concerned me. I heard […]


Via NRO, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Ten) goes after the attachment to the health care bill: “Up to now, 15 out of 19 million student loans were private loans, backed by the government,” Alexander says. “Now we’re going to borrow half-a-trillion from China to pay for billions in new loans. Not only will this add to […]


These never get old, and this one is actually really well done. I just love that something can be translated as both “At least we still have Kalou” and “they’ll never take away our government-funded Viagra”


The first of a couple posts tonight First, a semi-custom poll from yours truly via Pollster (I’m temporarily giving up on how to embed that). It’s just about a 5 point gap, which is near the margin of error. I removed all clearly biased polls on both sides. The only controversial removal I made was Rasmussen, […]


*Sigh* This ad (for Lowden, essentially) is just as stupid as the one I just posted. I’ll even, just for the hell of it, forgive the anti-bailout rhetoric. It mentions our paychecks are shrinking, implying a tax increase, when there has only been tax cuts, specifically targeted towards the middle class. It fails to mention we […]