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Live on CNN: Michael Moore slams Wolf Blitzer

I wrote on Monday morning SICKO: We’re the leaders of the free world, but… about Michael Moore’s new movie SICKO.  My friend Toni emailed me in the afternoon to suggest that I try to see the interview of Michael Moore by Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room today. Toni has been a friend of mine since…

Plame was Covert

The debate over the commutation of I. Lewis Libby continues to be a heated topic with my Irvine neighbors.  The central point being that “Plame wasn’t a covert operative.”  This was a position Matt Cunningham took in the comments section of OC Blog the day of the commutation’s announcement (followed of course by a rip…

SICKO: We’re the leaders of the free world, but…

We are not the leaders in health care for our people.  Why is that? We can find the money to bomb Iraq into the Stone Age, but we cannot provide health care for all Americans. Why? We can provide top notch health care to “enemy combatants,” but not to our veterans. What’s up with that?…

Bush: It wasn’t the plan that failed…

Bush: Maybe U.S. Military ‘Just Not Very Good’ This is just too hilarious not to read:  June 27, 2007 | Issue 43•26 WASHINGTON, DC—Departing from his usual hopeful rhetoric during a question-and-answer session with reporters in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush suggested Tuesday that the war in Iraq has not been successful because…

When Elizabeth Called Ann

Elizabeth Edwards phoned into Hardball last night as Chris Matthews hotsed an hour long Love Fest with Ann Coulter.  At CPAC, Coulter basically called Edwards a “Faggot” and on Good Morning America this week, Coulter said when she refers to Edwards in the future, it would be to wish he were killed in a terrorist…

Employee Free Choice: Democracy at Work

With the loomng possibility of another strike by Supermarket workers here in southern California, the fact that the United States Senate is currently debating legislation that would make it less difficult for workers to demand union representation makes cross-posting of this article from the Center for American Progress appropriate for posting here. This material [article]…

Universal Balance: One wall falls, another takes its place

On Monday, Jon Fleischman wrote about his trip to the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara to commemorate the 20th anniversary of President Reagan’s June 12, 1987 address in Berlin. That got me thinking, which can be dangerous to Republicans from time to time. On August 13, 1961, Berlin was cut in two by a concrete wall.…