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Deem creep!

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On March 17, 2010
The noise from the right about the constitutionality of “deeming” beggars description. Consider Limbaugh: If [House Democrats] pass this using the Slaughter solution—in other words, literally shredding the Constitution. I decline to comment on his claim that passing this bill by “deeming” it passed will literally cause someone to walk into the National Archives and […]

How Socialist is US Health Care?

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On September 18, 2009
Andy Engelson finds it to be more socialist than Communist Vietnam, thus supporting what we already know: the tea-baggers are idiots. The money paragraph(s): The much needed health reforms proposed in the U.S. won’t be perfect, but will go a long way to making sure everyone is insured and that getting really sick doesn’t bankrupt […]

Mmm… Snarky

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On October 19, 2008

Ahem. Gov. Sarah Palin, campaigning, she said, in “real America,” which apparently includes part of North Carolina, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, calling for a media investigation to determine w

Venom

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On February 12, 2008
As bean notes, Hilzoy has a good response to Krugman… I have no doubt that most of the venom that Krugman sees comes from Obama supporters. He has, after all, been on an anti-Obama tear for several months now. But he is an economist, and economists should know enough about basic social science techniques to […]
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