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“Phony Soldiers” or 12 Who Don’t Get Military Ethos?

As State Rep. Chuck DeVore reminds me, I’ve never served in the military and I just don’t get military ethos. Yet as I review vast titles of newspapers and magazines daily, I keep coming across columns like this one in today’s Washington Post.  No doubt, Rush Limbaugh would call these writers “phony soldiers” and Chuck…

SCHIP Debate: The Right Attacks Children

I watched a segment on MSNBC last night where 12-year-old Graeme Frost’s parents were interviewed by Keith Olbermann.  Frost, an accident victim and CHIP beneficiary, gave the Democratic response to the president’s weekly radio address.  His appearance launched a massive attack by right wing bloggers with some smears traced back to Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…

Find Out What’s Really Happening in Iraq This Sunday

Have you been following the news about the Iraq Occupation lately? Are you getting frustrated by all this talk about Blackwater and private contractors ripping off the American taxpayers while they do a huge disservice to our troops and the Iraqi people? Would you like to find out how all of this can be changed?…

SCHIP Myths vs. Truth

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office for this:  TOP MYTHS ABOUT THE BIPARTISAN CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE BILL 1.  MYTH: Does not target poor kids and extends coverage to kids in families earning $83,000. BUT THE TRUTH IS… The bipartisan children’s health insurance bill puts poor kids first, just as the President claims it should.  The bill specifically targets…

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…