I refuse to call it the Ground Zero mosque because, well, it’s not at Ground Zero. It’s close, but it’s not at the site…which I think most people who opposed it think it is. But here’s the thing…looks like it’s moving to another part of the city. From Haaretz: After weeks of heated debate over [...]
Archive for August, 2010
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Pretty straightforward and helpful for those who don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels of their income, not just one bracket. See, I’ve discovered, through the course of just asking around, that many folks don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels. Many think that if they make over a certain amount of money, [...]
If you’ve been following the politicking surrounding the $26 billion in emergency state aid, you might be wondering if Republicans are really thinking through their current strategy to its end game. Basically, the vast majority of the money would save over 300,000 state and local jobs, 100,000 of which are local teaching jobs that would [...]
Democrats maneuver into position for 2010 midterm battle by cleverly adopting a circular firing squad formation. READY… AIM… FIRE.
Congressional Research Service: “The precise number of new entities that will ultimately be created pursuant to PPACA is currently unknowable”By mw | Related entries in Health Care, health care reform, Missouri
Some Democrats have taken comfort in a recent tracking poll indicating that opposition to Obamacare has marginally decreased. This is legislation that only looks good if you blur your vision and avert your eyes. The closer you look, the uglier it gets. The promised deficit reduction has evaporated, the expected cost controls – don’t, and even before the most expensive benefits and costs kick-in, healthcare reform has already become an economic drag aggravating unemployment.
Solomon Kleinsmith, who is a contributor here from time to time and just started a great new site The Rise Of The Center, has put together a list of indy/centrist/moderate blogs you should check out. Here’s a taste: The Pragmatic Center – Nick Goebel, who I’ve chatted with a bit, has his head on straight. [...]
Proponents and opponents of gay marriage, the end is nigh. The ruling today was a thing of beauty, not just because Prop 8 was overturned, but because the language in the decision basically positions Gay Americans as equal to every other American in every single way. And, the cherry on top of the judicial sundae? [...]
Proposition C passed by 70% last night and that has a lot of folks wondering if more states will follow suit to get initiatives like these on the ballot during times when vote turn out is extremely low. The answer, of course, is yes. Similar initiatives will be on the ballot in Arizona and Oklahoma [...]