Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 2:06pm
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 11:21pm
Even at this late date, the completely undefined a|the "public option" is written about there as if it meant something concrete (other than in the sense of a concrete block used to deep-six single-payer discussion and awareness).
Once again, where are the answers to these six simple questions? Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 8:15pm
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 7:58pm
I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9," Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. "I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they're my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American." Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 6:18pm
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 9:39am
The theory was that Obama would help the left if the left helped him become president, with no questions asked. Which is really too stupid to be called a “strategy” – as history was very quick to demonstrate. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:49am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 7:54am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 7:38am
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 6:47pm
... I'm getting tired of hearing people argue that umpteen fires and radiation releases and general instability at nuke power plants in Japan isn't a wake-up call on how toxic that technology is, and what hubris it takes to think we can forever mitigate the risks associated with it.
I know Ayn Rand cries every time someone suggests that corporations shouldn't be trusted with such volatile materials, so sorry about that, nuke defenders. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 03/13/2011 - 8:33am
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 9:42am
Aside from the countless holy tributes on offer to the presumed supernatural founder of the earthquake and tsunamis, what help can people not on the scene provide? What charities will make the most vital use of our donations? Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 8:37am
Have you ever been surprised to find that the "alternative" brand you were buying was really a subsidiary of its more famous competitor?
For example, Starbucks owns Seattle's Best Coffee. I'll bet a lot of people who drink SBC don't know that and think they're drinking something off the beaten path.
Sometimes, same-company branding variants are quite well-known. But for one reason or another, people felt better about buying a virtually identical car under either Chrysler's Dodge or now-defunct Plymouth nameplate. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:44am
I forget where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure I caught wind of a solution to runaway health-care costs and inadequate coverage.
It apparently involves taking the profit motive out of health-care. Unfortunately, there is scant information available about it, because it's only practiced in virtually every single country outside the U.S. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:35am
All the serious people are saying we have a deficit problem that demands austerity on the part of the lower classes.
I forget where I saw it, but evidently there was a pretty bad economic patch in the U.S. in the 1930s or thereabouts. And apparently, it was solved by—get this—increased government spending.
Maybe some history buff should look into this.... Read below the fold...