If you have "no place to go," come here!

Bringing the executive back under the rule of law is so much more important than Arlen crossing the aisle

So go read Glenn on the 9th Circuit's rejection of the Bush/Obama claims on state secrecy.

Via the inventor of the term "11-dimensional chess," BTD.

NOTE As BTD points out, the next move in the game of 11 dimensional chess will undoubtedly be to appeal to the Bush Court. The nice thing about 11 dimensional theories is that there's no way to falsify them.... Read more about Bringing the executive back under the rule of law is so much more important than Arlen crossing the aisle

Specter: Smells like teen spirit

The reaction at The Obama 527 Formerly Known as Daily Kos (427 recs):


And then, there's the adult view: Read more about Specter: Smells like teen spirit

Obama: "Our shared stake in science"

Not insane:

During remarks on science and technology that covered topics from climate change to the public-school curriculum, Obama set a goal of devoting 3 percent of gross domestic product to scientific research.

"If there was ever a day that reminded us of our shared stake in science and research, it's today," Obama said in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences, a society of scientists and engineers who give advice to U.S. policymakers.

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Jim McDermott on Single payer: "It's in our face. We can't avoid it"

This past Sunday, Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) looked into our future and saw a single-payer health care system in it!

It's in our face," McDermott told a university healthcare group in a speech, according to the Monterey County Herald. "We can't avoid it. That's why something is going to happen."


"There will be a campaign to support this from the grass roots. You need to place pressure on your congressman," he said. "They will react to people asking them, why don't you do something? There's no question people can make a real impact."

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What becomes an apology most?

Scandal: Obama presidential-plane "photo-op" in NYC

Heroism: Bush ignores numerous warnings, Cheney never convenes promised Anti-Terrorism Task Force, 3,000 New Yorkers die.

Guess which one resulted in a demand for, and receipt of, an apology.... Read more about What becomes an apology most?

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Arlen Specter supports the Healthy Parasite Act


What Does Specter’s Switch Mean For Health Care Reform?

When it comes to health care reform, Sen. Arlen Specter may be one of the few (former) Republicans open to negotiation. A co-sponsor of the Wyden-Bennett health bill, Specter has been a strong proponent of reforming the health care system.

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Horses' Deaths: Pharmacy Error


I hate to go to CNN for anything these days because they're trying so hard to be Fox Lite. But in this case they have some factual information about the 21 horses murdered (no, it wasn't an accident: the only horses to receive the drugs belonged to the Venezuelan team, and all the horses "prepared" for the match with the "vitamin injections" died) by injections of a vitamin mixture that's illegal in the US.


Obama to actually actually meet with the Progressive caucus -- who plan to push him on retaining the public option in health care "reform."

Remind me again why The Greatest Progressive President EVAH has to be pushed on this?

Since the United States really is not a center-right country, then wouldn't make sense to govern that way? Just a thought. Read more about Triumph!!!

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The sum will come up tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar!

I think I've got this thing figured out.

On odd-numbered days, the Big Give worked brilliantly, and the banks are solvent.

On even-numbered days, the policy is to spoonfeed our brains to the zombie banks.

Unfortunately, May 4th is the day they're supposed to announce results from the stress-tests..... Read more about The sum will come up tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar!

Banksters use our bailout trillions to outsource even more jobs

NY Post:

US banks that have taken billions of dollars in taxpayer bailouts are still shipping thousands of jobs overseas.

Earlier this month, Bank of New York Mellon, which received $3 billion in TARP funds, opened its third call center in Pune, India, where it now employs 1,300 people.

Thai yellow shirts take to YouTube


The Nation:

Speaking in English with an American accent, she accuses Thaksin of using the money he "stole" from Thailand to pay protesters to run riot during the Songkran festival.

Interesting.... Read more about Thai yellow shirts take to YouTube

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First 100 Days Grade - It's all the rage!

Nearly every media outlet has had their say on Obama's first 100 days in office. Now it's Correntewire's turn.

How do you grade our star pupil? Read more about First 100 Days Grade - It's all the rage!

Democrats and the Dartmouth Atlas

I'm still pulling my thoughts together on this, but if you'd like to do some homework ahead of time,

An Agenda for Change
Improving Quality and Curbing Health Care Spending:Opportunities for the Congress and the Obama Administration

is a good primer on the Dartmouth Atlas Project's mission, and the source of some of the Democrats' talking points, especially the ones about reining in those out-of-control Medicare costs and how if we Americans would just go quietly to our ice floes use less health care, we'd all be happier, healthier, and wealthier. Read more about Democrats and the Dartmouth Atlas

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"All-natural lawn care", indeed.

Just for some background, Delhi Township is a half-suburban/half-rural suburb of Lansing, Michigan's capital city. It looks like they are going to test using a combination of donkeys, ewes, and dogs to keep the grass short of two plots of land around their wastewater treatment plant and public services headquarters.

DELHI TWP. - Sandra Diorka was shopping for donkeys recently.

Diorka, the Delhi Township director of Public Services, was given the go ahead by township trustees to hire animals to help rescue the township budget.


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