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Flash Reports’ Praise of Bush’s SCHIP Veto; More Proof Republicans Have No Heart

On today’s Flash Report, in a post on related to the troubles in the mortgage industry, Jon Fleischman praised President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill as a “commitment to fiscal prudence.” Fiscal prudence versus the political prudence of a program supported by 72 percent of all Americans (or about the same percentage that thinks…

Paul Krugman on Conservatives

From Today’s NY Times.  Mr. Krugman does a great job exposing empathy of conservative Republicans. Conservatives Are Such Jokers  By PAUL KRUGMAN In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created…

Liberty and Justice for ALL

Five words that close the pledge of allegiance; five words that cannot be ignored. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)rights organizations across the United States, with the surprising exception of the Human Rights Campaign, withdrew their support Monday from a landmark gay civil rights bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Rep.…

Bush Vetos Health Insurance for Children

and drives more nails in the GOP coffin for 2008.  HT the New York Times and AP: Bush Vetoes Child Health Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 3, 2007 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush cast a quiet veto Wednesday against a politically attractive expansion of children’s health insurance, triggering a struggle with the Democratic-controlled…

The Meanest Flash Report Post of the Day

  “There are only two kinds of politics.  They are not radical and reactionary or conservative and liberal or even Democratic and Republican.  There are only the politics of fear and the politics of trust.  One says you are encircled by monstrous dangers.  Give us power over your freedom so we may protect you.  The other says…