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

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.…

Celebrating Diversity on Father’s Day

In the United States, the first modern Father’s Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the…

Jack Cafferty lays into Bush

Found this on Crooks and Liars. Just too good not to cross-post. Jack Cafferty: “How’s That Workin’ Out For You, Mr. President?” By: Logan Murphy on Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at 12:28 PM – PDT Never at a loss for words, Jack Cafferty had a thing or two to say to President Bush on Friday’s…