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The health care reform lies begin; and are debunked

As Congress goes into recess, the prospects for health care reform look decent. That has spurred the opponents of reform — who apparently just love the current system — to use every means at their disposal to fight it. That includes thuggish behavior at Senator’s and Representative’s town halls (there’s even a manual of how […]

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The idea of a “Smart Grid,” which applies information technologies and decentralization to electric power generation and distribution, was strongly endorsed by both candidates in the presidential campaign, and has been reiterated by Obama since the election. But I realized that I didn’t really know what the idea of the Smart Grid entailed. It turns […]

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There’s speculation that Obama might nominate Lawrence Summers as his Treasury Secretary. This is a source of consternation among feminists, because Summers said some dumb things about women’s intrinsic abilities when he was president of Harvard back in January of 2005, for which he immediately apologized and led to him leaving Harvard. Hit the link […]

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Wanted: Birthday Present

Nine years ago (time flies, doesn’t it?) Tom and I wrote the first posts on this blog. Length of time until our first political post: approximately 4.5 hours. Given that it’s our blog’s ninth birthday, we’re asking you, our readers, for a gift: the United States of America. Not just for us, but for all […]

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Just wondering

After this day and this election is over, will Obama transform his campaign organization, with those millions of volunteers, into a grassroots organization that will help him govern and put pressure on lawmakers to pass his initiatives? Given his deep belief in community organizing, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

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He beat me to it: Barack Obama for President

I was going to spend part of this day writing a post detailing the reasons why I will be voting for Obama on Tuesday. I’ve been writing it in my head for the past few days. Then I read John Scalzi’s blog today, and find that he’s already said everything I was going to say, […]

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict what the news will be saying a few minutes after 9 pm EST on Tuesday, 4 November: Color code: Blue: states for Obama (275 electoral votes) Red: states for McCain (150 electoral votes) Tan: states that don’t matter (113 electoral votes) If you live […]

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Once again: it’s Debate Bingo!

As promised, and ready for this Wednesday’s debate, here’s our: McCain – Obama Presidential Debate Bingo Game And I should mention a couple of things about Palin-Biden Debate Bingo: • If you tried to get to it with Internet Explorer, you may not have been able to see the card. That should now be fixed; […]

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