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National/US political news and opinion from a liberal viewpoint.

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…

Gay Marriage, Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions

Commenters on this blog certainly know their history in regards to the tradition of marriage, per my post “Fatherly advice.” I was on FactCheck.org recently and found this string that I think is helpful to the debate on gay marriage. FactCheck.org is a non-partisan site and even Dick Cheney referred to it in his debate…

America Likes Democrats Better

GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ — Public attitudes toward the two major political parties have not changed much in recent months. That’s good news for the Democratic Party, which moved into a superior image position when compared to the Republican Party more than a year ago. Americans not only continue to view the Democratic Party…

So Much for the Liberal Media; Conservatives Rule Op-Ed Pages says MediaMatters

Washington, D.C. – Media Matters for America today released California data for its new report “Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,” a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers, or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.  Because of the time, labor,…

More Guys Who Don’t Get Military Ethos

HT San Diego Union Tribune.  State Rep. Chuck DeVore recently suggested I don’t understand military ethos since I’ve never served.  But the story below is about men who have.  I have bolded some stuff for emphasis. Generals opposing Iraq war break with military tradition By Mark Sauer September 23, 2007  Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton:…