The Success Of The Stimulus
Feb18

The Success Of The Stimulus

Barack Obama’s economic stimulus was launched five years ago. Regardless of how successful it turned out to be, conservatives would attack it in order to try to avoid giving Obama credit for reversing the economic problems created by George Bush and Republican economic ideas. Michael Grunwald looked at the report from the Council of Economic Advisers on the success of the stimulus, finding that its report is consistent with...

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An idea conservatives should love
Feb17

An idea conservatives should love

WASHINGTON — There is a magnificent public policy that achieves many of the goals conservative politicians regularly extol. These include promoting work over dependency, reducing the cost of social welfare programs, fostering economic growth and strengthening families. The policy in question is raising the minimum wage. The only mystery is why so few conservative politicians see the issue this way. Rank-and-file conservatives...

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More Republican Misinformation On Medicare To Scare Seniors
Feb16

More Republican Misinformation On Medicare To Scare Seniors

There they go again. Republicans are again trying to scare seniors by spreading misinformation about Medicare. They have been making the same false claims for the past few years. From Politico: Republican Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida took aim today at Obamacare’s impact on older Americans, saying that seniors across the country are paying “more money for fewer choices, less access and far less peace of mind.” In the GOP’s weekly...

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(Updated) Euthanasia of Young Children?
Feb16

(Updated) Euthanasia of Young Children?

Update: As expected, the Belgian Parliament on Thursday amended the country’s 2002 euthanasia law to permit children of any age to “die with dignity” through euthanasia. TIME reports that the Belgian Parliament approved the amendments “with 86 MPs voting in favor, 44 against, and 12 abstentions. The Senate had already passed the bill in December.” However, there are strict conditions. TIME: He or she must be terminally ill, close to...

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Republicans Are Also Benefiting From The Success Of Obamacare–And Some Now Love It
Feb15

Republicans Are Also Benefiting From The Success Of Obamacare–And Some Now Love It

As I noted yesterday, with the tremendous success of the Affordable Care Act, even some Republicans who voted against Barack Obama are seeing the benefits of Obamacare and are finding reasons to love it. Republicans have frequently cited horror stories, except that the facts turn out to be different than they claim whenever a reporter goes to the effort to fact check. It is good that we are seeing more true stories about the...

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With Success, Obamacare Problems Are Quickly Turning Into Meaningless Old Memories
Feb14

With Success, Obamacare Problems Are Quickly Turning Into Meaningless Old Memories

With enrollment picking up under the Affordable Care Act, there is increasing attention being paid to the make up of those newly enrolled in insurance plans. Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post looked at this: Oh dear. The Republican Party’s worst nightmare is coming true. Obamacare is working. The news that nearly 1.2 million people signed up last month for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges is highly inconvenient...

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