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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…

Wall Street Journal: GOP Losing Business Base

GOP Is Losing Grip On Core Business Vote Deficit Hawks Defect As Social Issues Prevail; ‘The Party Left Me’ By JACKIE CALMES October 2, 2007; Page A1 WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, known since the late 19th century as the party of business, is losing its lock on that title. New evidence suggests a potentially historic shift…

Limbaugh’s “Phony Soldier” Comment vs MoveOn’s General Betrayus Ad: It’s OK to Criticize Troops if You’re a Republican

From a House and Senate condemnation of MoveOn.org’s ad to a denouncement of Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldier” comments.  The difference; MoveOn stood by its ad and back it up with research. Limbaugh scrubbed his transcript and edited the soundbyte. But no condemnation of “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh.  Rush’s program is carried on Armed Forced Radio Network…

Newpaper Editorials Decry Possible SCHIP Veto

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office: Washington Post Editorial: “Children’s Health Check” October 1, 2007  “President Bush appears determined to veto the $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that the House and Senate approved last week… “The administration’s proposal, to increase spending by less than $5 billion over five years, would fall…

On Health Care: OC Register Supports Union Control?

Well, I doubt it but that seems to be the premise of their Sunday [editorial] . America is rushing to a pivotal decision that could dictate the nature of health care for decades to come. Escalating costs, rising consumer demand, coupled with employers reducing benefits, are creating widespread unease. These and related converging factors guarantee…