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So, if you give a lady what she asks for, that's a bad gift?

Evidently if the lady in question is the Queen of England, and what you give her is a video ipod, yes. Amazing what louts we have dictating our manners, propriety and etiquette in the eighth week of the 44th Presidency, especially when you consider that Bush 43 often gave self-centered gifts to go with his loutish behavior. He got praise for his loutishness, you may recall. Read more about So, if you give a lady what she asks for, that's a bad gift?

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Single payer blogging

I have to say that I am really proud of the work of the Corrente community. When I first started single payer blogging I had to search for material.

Our first achievement was to establish a connection between netroots and single payer activists in the field. I believe our coverage of the National Day of Action did this. We are now known as the go to source for grassroots health care activism. Read more about Single payer blogging

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"Uniquely American": exceptionalism, capitalism, ideology

The phrase "uniquely American" is, to me, key in understanding the ideological predicament of any attempt at efficient delivery of public services in the United States, particularly but not only in the area of health delivery. It represents not merely a nationalistic claim of a need for difference from the effective policy solutions of other countries, but a shorthand for a more specific ideological claim. Read more about "Uniquely American": exceptionalism, capitalism, ideology

Business Week: Geithner's auction plan "highly game-able"

Who'd a thunk it? I mean, it's not like gaming the Geithner plan was a parlor game for econobloggers, or anything. Business Week: Read more about Business Week: Geithner's auction plan "highly game-able"

Tipping point?

About those loan tapes....


[Charles] Bowsher, who was comptroller general of the U.S. from 1981 to 1996, had a simple reason for resigning last week as chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank System’s Office of Finance. He didn’t want to put his name on the banks’ combined financial statements, because he was uncomfortable vouching for them. Bowsher, 77, had held the post since April 2007.

With so many top executives complaining they can’t figure out what their companies’ assets are worth, the real wonder is that more corporate directors haven’t quit rather than certify financial reports they don’t understand.

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[Dr. F. has returned! --lambert]

I'm currently online and would like to thank Lambert for contacting me to set up this live blog. I'm looking forward to talking to everyone about single payer. Read more about Welcome

The world according to Buzz Potamkin

The effect of The Big Shitstorm on the animation industry. This paragraph caught my eye: Read more about The world according to Buzz Potamkin

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Jesus, Extraterrestrials, & Teh Awesomeness


Author Kurt Anderson penned a piece for Time, last week, essentially taking down Modern America since the Reagan Revolution. The piece is long, and goes all over the place, going between deep meta and more readily observable facts. Sometimes, its very much on point, and other times he goes way off in the reeds. In fact, that's the reason I skimmed it rather than reading through the whole thing, but one particular part caught my eye:

The reset button has been pushed. So what will be the protocols and look and feel of the America about to emerge?

What can you do besides blog for single payer? Part 1: For the timid

  • You can write a letter to the editor of your local paper. These are usually short, about 150 words, and often, papers will only accept LTEs if they're in response to a specific article that appeared recently in the paper.
  • You can write an Op-Ed. This is like an LTE, but longer, 500-700 words, sometimes longer, and doesn't necessarily have to be 'on topic'.
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The War on Terror by any other name is still...

The War on Terror, of course.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is under the Department of Homeland Security, announced that they'd be using a $10.5 million Predator drone, yes, those predator drones, to survey the Michigan-Ontario border, yesterday:

In a further crackdown on the northern border, federal authorities are planning to use a drone-like, unmanned aircraft to police the United States-Canada boundary between Michigan and Ontario.

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Action Alert: White House health care forum California Endowment LA

National Nurses Movement posting at MyDD

With the final White House Forum on healthcare scheduled Monday, April 6 in downtown Los Angeles, advocates of single payer/guaranteed healthcare have one more opportunity to shake up what has become a dreary conventional wisdom about the presumed acceptable parameters of the debate.

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Politics and Media Headlines 4/1/09

BREAKING: Obama apologizes to Democrats, vows to become a liberal!*
*Ha, ha, April Fool Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/1/09


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