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AHIP smoke and mirrors watch

Health Insurance Industry’s Smoke and Mirrors ‘Reform’ Proposal

“If private industry is always more efficient and less costly than government, why is the health insurance industry worried about competition from a government program?” Sinibaldi wonders.

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Politics and Media Headlines 4/17/09

Obama Denies Habeas Corpus (video at the Colbert Report)
Barack Obama helps America escape from the Bill of Rights lovers who keep humping the leg of habeas corpus. (01:53)

Obama won't charge CIA officers for rough tactics (AP) Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/17/09

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A Moment's Remembrance, Please: Midge Miller

No, not a Texan.
Yes, definitely a progressive. She has died, aged 86. Let not her legacy be forgotten or her efforts abandoned, eh?
She is the kind of woman I wish we had more of -- a woman like Hillary Clinton, whose work was always to make things better for Americans. Read more about A Moment's Remembrance, Please: Midge Miller

Bring out your dead!

Now this, I'm unreservedly happy about. Read more about Bring out your dead!

Everybody in Zone 5b already thinks fuel prices are manipulated

FERC agrees:

Supply and demand cannot explain 2008 gas price rise: US FERC

Sure it can. We supply the money; the banksters demand it! It's called "Stand and deliver!" Read more about Everybody in Zone 5b already thinks fuel prices are manipulated

There's cute

7772So-Where-s-My-Fucking-Pony-Post
And then there's too cute:

I sure hope Naomi Klein writes another column informing me that contrary to my expectations, Obama is not the messiah.

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Gorby: "No nukes" easier said than done

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What Naomi Klein said

For those on waking up after the hopium binge:

... as a posture toward the president of the most powerful nation on earth, [hope] is dangerously deferential. The task as we move forward (as Obama likes to say) is not to abandon hope but to find more appropriate homes for it--in the factories, neighborhoods and schools where tactics like sit-ins, squats and occupations are seeing a resurgence.

What Greenwald said

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Somerby owes KeithO an apology

The Daily Howler claims that Keith Olbermann crudely implied that a man who spoke unclearly, possibly due to a speech or mental impairment, was in fact doing so because his mouth was full of semen.

Given the context and the reference to "marbles," I'm inclined to believe that Mr. Olbermann merely meant to suggest that the amusingly challenged gentleman had testicles in his mouth. Read more about Somerby owes KeithO an apology

Geithner-san

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Today's Medicare for All news roundup

Protesters tell PBS - Put Single Payer Back on the Table

Letter to the Tennensean:

Excellent editorial, “Health-reform plans examined,” April 12. As a retired health administrator and student of managed care, I have long supported a single payer Medicare-like system for all Americans. It is not socialized medicine, as you correctly say.


Garamendi considering a bid for Tauscher's seat
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Which is more effective: lie back and hope or "make me do it"?

[Welcome, Glenn Greenwald readers! --lambert]

Yesterday, Barack Obama faced a deadline on releasing certain memos that document Bush-administration abuses of "enemy combatants."

He did release the memos, and with an apparent minimum of redactions, which is — if I may quote a certain convict / decorating expert — a good thing.

But it's not the only thing. Read more about Which is more effective: lie back and hope or "make me do it"?

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California dreaming about Medicare for All

City of Santa Monica Endorses Single-payer Healthcare

On April 14, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to support both SB810 and HR676, endorsing universal single-payer healthcare at the state and national levels.

Bay Area single payer health reform activists go to state capitol

Bay Area single payer health reform activists go to state capitol on 4/15/09 for the first hearing on SB 810, the California Universal Healthcare Act; to lobby legislators; and the hearing crowd is overwhelmingly supportive of SB 810; passes the Senate Health Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.

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