~ Amending The Health Care Ghost

How do you amend a law before it exists? Lawrence O’Donnell, on Morning Joe, gives an every man’s explanation of how the parliamentary procedure of Reconciliation works, where the current health care legislation stands now, and why Reconciliation can’t be used to pass it. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.928324&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D35834190%26width%3D400%26height%3D320] ____ Is this really […]

Have We Thrown Our Clean Renewable Energy Babies Out With The Global Warming Bath Water?

I have to say, I’m looking at our empty environmental tub and I’m worried. Was our “green” bandwagon only driven by concerns over global warming? What happened to our almost universal howl of outrage demanding energy independence and energy security when gas prices were $4 gallon? Did our independence and security leave […]

Will “Cap-and-Trade” be the Next Bubble?

Okay. I’ll confess. I’ve always considered myself something of an environmentalist. I don’t remember ever hugging a tree, but I hiked and backpacked in my youth. I’ve recycled since the early 80’s. I shunned the use of chemicals and railed against deforestation, over-packaging, and junk mail. I joined Sierra club, […]

On FDR’s New Deal: The American People Sound Off

Back in 2008 & 2009 there were headlines, numbers, and analysis being thrown at FDR’s New Deal almost daily.  Obama Gives Us the Same Old New Deal. And, How Government Prolonged the Depression. Or, Stimulus: Can it work like Roosevelt’s New Deal?  And Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ Resurfaces in US Economic Stimulus […]

Star Dust Losing Its Glitter … and Studio Heads Starting to Roll

A few weeks ago, Will Ferrell and other Hollywood celebrities along with Moveon.org felt the need to educate the American public regarding health care with a satirical video/spoof ad about “protecting” insurance company profits from health care reform. It was called the Protect Insurance Companies PSA and if you missed […]

Dear Mr. President, I’d Like to Report a Fishy Drug Deal

Dear Mr. President: I read a post on the Whitehouse blog called “Facts Are Stubborn Things” that said: Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to “uncover” the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. And that: There is a lot […]