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from Speaker Pelosi: Highlights from Greenspan’s New Book

Gotta love the fact the Speaker is playing hardball:   Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan Denounces Republican Fiscal Irresponsibility “Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticizes President George W. Bush’s administration and Republican congressional leaders in his memoir for putting political imperatives ahead of sound economic policies . . .” [Reuters, 9/15/07] “In the…

Hillary’s HealthCare Plan

via email addressed to me; the “I” here is Hillary speaking in the first person: **** Today in Iowa, I introduced my new plan to ensure that every American will have affordable, quality health care. But before I tell you about the plan, I want to tell you about Lisa Scott. I met Lisa, who’s…

What Do YOU Think: Should Erwin Chemerinsky Be Reinstated as UCI Law School Dean?

  “The university has taken a tremendous hit to its prestige, and it’s hard to see how that can be remedied without (Chemerinsky) being re-offered the position, or some form of censure of Drake’s decision,” said Mark Warschauer, a UCI professor of education.  And apparently, Professor Warschauer isn’t the only one who would like to…

The Land of the (Mostly) Free

It’s official: under Republican rule, the United States has dropped to 35th place on the list of free nations in the world from 22nd in 2005; this according to the Worldwide Governance Indicators Report and last Friday’s TIME Magazine. The report ranks nations by the amount of freedom citizens have to voice opinions, choose their…

Where’s Your Outrage Now Chuck?

Last fall, when Senator John Kerry was delivering a speech for Phil Angelides in Southern California, the good Senator botched a joke.  He left out the word “us” as in “You get US stuck in Iraq.”  It was a dig at George W. Bush’s intelligence but the omission of the word “us” made it sound…

“Leave General Petraeous Alone!”

There’s a hysterical viral video making the rounds of a young eye-liner clad young man called “The Last Brittany Spears Fan” crying into a camera admonishing Ms. Spears critics to “Leave Her Alone.”  You can find it on YouTube or Break.com. But videos like this quickly inspire hysterical knock offs.  Like this one… [ev type=”youtube”…

Petraeus or Betray Us? It’s all in the Question Mark

Earlier this week, MoveOn.org ran a full page ad in the New York Times under the headline “General Petraeous or General Betray Us?” It sent conservatives into mouth-frothing, unmitigating anger.  We had postings here saying MoveOn had accused the general of treason.  OC Blog’s Matt Cunningham, in a post on his site, called Rep. Loretta…