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Fred Hiatt has the solution for "fixing the budget"

You guessed it:

A "bi-partisan commission"! *

Hey, it's not every day that the man we laughingly call Pravda's "editor" argues that our political system has "failed" -- and where was he from 2000-2008 -- but if the Blue Dogs are on board with a solution, then sign me up! Read below the fold...

LA LA LA I can't hear you!

A massive takedown on the restoration of Constitutional government -- hey, remember when we thought that was on the table? Happy, innocent days -- from Glenn that concludes: Read below the fold...

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$761 per month for a family with a public health care plan

UPDATE: See hipparchia's comment for how much less a Medicare for All system would cost.

Premiums for a Public Health Plan: 30 Percent Cheaper?

One of the sticking points emerging in the health reform debate is whether to include a public insurance plan that could either be open to certain groups like the self-employed or perhaps be available to everyone. Now a new study by the Lewin Group spells out how much the premiums for such a plan might be and projects how many people might join.

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Subverting "message discipline"

Democratic Underground

Those of us who oppose the Emanuel-Fuchs plan (((an "access plan" now being promoted behind the scenes within our own administration - - - a plan which would not only mandate an all-private insurance scheme without a public option, but would actually phase out and privatize traditional Medicare, our most viable model for Single Payer))) ?

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Gooble

Google bubble. Read this manifesto. I think it makes sense.

I don't support search monocultures and monopolies either. It's just more rent. I should own and control my search data, not Google. Read below the fold...

Container city!

This is a test

attempting to imbed the video from jawbone's PSA: Read below the fold...

When you ain't got nuthin

you got nuthin to lose. Or, in long form:

If you aren't dependent on "progressive" funding sources who want to enforce "message discipline," you don't have to worry about your funding being cut off if you speak an unseasonable truth.

Funding should be organic. Which reminds me, I really to have to set up that advertising module that I've been testing. We could call it a "tag sale".... Read below the fold...

PSA of the Day: WH Forum on US Health Care System from Wed. on C-Span 1 now

Updated below, 1:55pm. Update on video availability, 4:28pm. Update: Hipparchia found wicked cool video search feature at C-Span*. Enter search term, links come up in video box; click on link and video plays from that point.

This program is currently available on video, but I'm not sure how long C-Span keeps this kind of thing available. It runs two hours. Click on Flash box on left of screen. Read below the fold...

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What if the banking crisis is just the Californification of America?

Should it prove true that "The Banking Crisis Is Over," might it remind one of another Shock Doctrine power play?

I mean, other than massive piles of money being funneled to extremely-well connected corporations and their preferred candidate riding the panic into an executive position, of course. Read below the fold...

Goldman Sachs tries to shut down blogger (perhaps in advance of share sale)

Shut the Fuck Up, little people!

[Goldman Sachs] has instructed Wall Street law firm Chadbourne & Parke to pursue blogger Mike Morgan, warning him in a recent cease-and-desist letter that he may face legal action if he does not close down his website.

Florida-based Mr Morgan began a blog entitled "Facts about Goldman Sachs" – the web address for which is goldmansachs666.com – just a few weeks ago.

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A Month of Crucial Decisions on Torture

No Associated Press content was harmed in the writing of this post Read below the fold...

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What the hell is Cal Thomas talking about?

Conservative Christianist wingnut Cal Thomas is always good and reliable for a crazy laugh when you need one...or two. Read below the fold...

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Found the plan for the garden

Thread: 

at the White House site -- thought I'd share with y'all:

Looks like maybe the squash won't become weapons of mass destruction this summer. Those of you who have successfully raised more than two zucchini plants at a time will know what I'm talking about. Read below the fold...

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