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Somerby sums up Sarah Palin and the SCLM in one fell swoop

The Incomparable One:

She is a terrible candidate. They are sexist/elitists. Do you see how easy that is?

In our decrepit politics and media (old and "new"), simultaneously groking both those realities — like the proverbial walking and chewing gum — is a vexingly elusive multitasking skill.

Sad, innit? Read more about Somerby sums up Sarah Palin and the SCLM in one fell swoop

It worked!!!!!

"If we think really hard..."

Look! In the sky! What is that round, yellow object? It's so b-r-i-i-i-i-i-g-h-t!

Now, more copper powder, against the mildew... Read more about It worked!!!!!

The massive suckitude of the Dartmouth Atlas Project's methodology (and thus its results)

Miami is to Minneapolis as McDonalds is to Le Bec Fin...

yeah, i had to look it up too

Some days it feels like Richard 'Buzz' Cooper and I are the only two people in the whole entire blogosphere [and maybe the whole entire planet] who are trying to skewer the Blair Witch Dartmouth Atlas Project, with the primary difference between us being that he's actually got the chops to do it.

Not to mention that he writes killer blog posts. I'll c&p the McDonalds one in its entirety just because I can: Read more about The massive suckitude of the Dartmouth Atlas Project's methodology (and thus its results)

The Kennedy HELP bill (draft text)

[Welcome, Crooks & Liars readers! I know the material is a little dense, but I remember TARP, when that legislation was online, and I think digging into that helped the debate. So, health care policy wonks, do help us take a look at the sausage before it goes in the casings... --lambert]

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Taibbi on the Goldman Sachs "Everybody was doing it" talking point

Massive takedown:

I’ve been shocked by how many grown adult people seem to have swallowed this argument, that the argument against Goldman’s behavior during the bubbles of recent decades is invalid because “everyone was doing it” — and other banks, like for instance Morgan Stanley, were “just as bad” as Goldman was.

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The absolute best analysis of Honduras' coup I've seen

"Honduras Behind the Crisis"

Go, read.

And when you finish, read Fr. Ismael Moreno's other terrific article about why President Zelaya allied with Chavez.

Cuts through the silly white noise narratives of the MSM and the Chavez cheerleaders with a detailed, on-the-ground local analysis. Read more about The absolute best analysis of Honduras' coup I've seen

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Mysterious cyber-attacks cripple DOD, Treasury and... Izvestia

The BBC and the NYT are reporting that cyber-attacks hit the systems of several U.S. federal departments in the last few days, beginning the 4th of July.

From the Beeb:

The attack slowed down and, in some cases, shut government websites, including the site of the presidential office, for several hours.

PSA of the Day: NPR asking for crowd sourcing of names of health care* lobbyists

NPR has posted a photo which showed many, many BHIP** lobbyists, possibly also some lobbyists for people's actual health care, and reporters do not know the names of many of them.

If any readers of this blog recognize any of the lobbyists, NPR's reporters would greatly appreciate the information. Read more about PSA of the Day: NPR asking for crowd sourcing of names of health care* lobbyists

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Another poll shows overwhelming support for single payer

68% of American Public Supports Single Payer Healthcare Reform

Our grassroots organizing campaign to get an economic impact study to pass HB 1660, a Single Payer, guaranteed healthcare program for all Pennsylvanians, also called "Family and Business Healthcare Security Act" has reached higher ground as three separate events converge that bode extremely well for the eventual passage of the bill.

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Tell the media, end the conspiracy of silence against single payer

Tell Media: Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate

Reforming the dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system is a major issue in the news these days. The goal of the reform efforts, we're told, is to expand coverage to the uninsured and to reduce costs. But what many experts and citizens see as the most sensible solution to these problems is kept out of the discussion by the corporate media.

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Remember those WMDs we never found? Oh, and the Anthrax attacks in the US?

Thread: 

Remember that UK bioweapons expert who supposedly killed himself five months after the war started? Remember how the FBI couldn't figure out who mailed anthrax? Go read. It's possible none of the things the Bush administration said about the war -- including why they started it -- were remotely close to true. Read more about Remember those WMDs we never found? Oh, and the Anthrax attacks in the US?

4 hours and 99 minutes of pure health care wankery [videos!]

The June 23 2009 House Tri-Committee hearing on their health care deform bill, brought to you by C-Span. Read more about 4 hours and 99 minutes of pure health care wankery [videos!]

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Randall Terry's At It Again

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Why we do not want Massachusetts style Romney care

The hijacking of health reform

Headlines in the Berkshire Eagle recently proclaimed that Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) is cutting the equivalent of 65 full-time jobs, and will lose $3 million this year. This is neither good for employment nor for the health of our population in the Berkshires. The culprits are the cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, the programs that cover 70 percent of the BHS population.

Marking up OFA's begging email [and their talking points too]

The email:

hipparchia Dear Progressives --

As we speak, key committees in Congress are weighing options and making final decisions about how to tackle health care reform. This could be one of the last opportunities to shape the legislation before it's written.

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