By comparison to the rally, where applause for Specter was muted and anger toward Specter was bubbling below the surface, the state committee gave him multiple standing ovations. ...
Maybe it's always been this way -- the disconnect between the insiders and the people they supposedly serve (though possibly with both hands). Has it always been this bad? Read more about The disconnect
# Mohammed Salem, a.k.a. Sand Monkey, an Egyptian blogger and government critic: "It's not really a new beginning as much as it eased everybody's minds. It all depends on his actions."
# Wael Abbas, a blogger who's exposed torture by Egyptian police: "I was hoping for more (on democracy and human rights abuses). He was not really direct."
Dear Mr. President, what's a trillion dollars? And why are the banks and insurance companies taking so many of them from us?
[Welcome, OFA readers! (The OFA page has no links for individual comments that I can find, so I can't cite back to the link. Therefore, I've included a screen dump of the thread below. -- lambert]
There were quite a few Organizing for America (OFA) health care organizing "kickoff" meetings in my area today. I chose to go to the one listed as sponsored by a slew of "your-organization-here for Obama" groups in order to do some outreach. Read more about "We're not robots!" (OFA health care meeting trip report)
My local single payer activist sends the following:
The Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Single Payer Health Care Option” on Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30am in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.
You may be able to watch via webcast.
Contact C-SPAN and let them know we would like them to carry it. C-SPAN's Main Number is: (202) 737-3220.
... in the Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol, I could not but recall the inspirational words of Lord Byron, on hearing of the death of Castlereagh: Read more about When I read of the new statue of Reagan...
On Friday, Paris was in Montana, doing what got her arrested: urging Baucus, Congress and the president to consider a single-payer system of national health insurance that covers all citizens equally.
"The next 60 days are critical," she told a rally of 150 single-payer supporters in Helena. "We need to keep the heat on Sen. Baucus (and Congress and the president)."
Marcia Angell : There would be no need for an individual mandate in a single-payer system Read more about Member of the "Baucus 13" travels to Montana and today's single payer news