The Morning: April 14, 2011

Sentence of the day: “Humans then will have their first definitive look at the great beyond.” Voyager 1 will enter deep space at some point in the next few years.  It will be the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  That means Bach, Chuck Berry, Blind Willie Johnson, and greetings in 55 languages … Continue reading

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The Morning: April 8, 2011

It’s been a banner week for Mississippi: First, we find out how little Governor Haley Barbour and his state care to fix the child welfare system.  Now we learn that 46% of Mississippi Republicans want to see anti-miscegenation re-instated. Nuclear facilities really need to avoid anything that explodes right now: An “unusual event” occurred at … Continue reading

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The Morning: April, 7 2011

This has nothing to do with the budget: Speaker Boehner and Senator Reid meet with the President about the current budget.  With little movement, the Speaker lets us know the real reason: abortion, the EPA, etc, “There’s no agreement on the policy riders.” Is this what retirement is like? An 85-year old builds a raft … Continue reading

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Why Are Republicans Frightened of Poor People and Students?

Updated Below The GOP’s legislative assault on everything and everyone that it doesn’t like continues unabated.  The midterms ensured that the GOP will be able to push through changes that attempt to fundamentally change the political paradigm in this country.  This is nothing new, Republicans are quite good at using government and the legislative process … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser in Wisconsin

Republicans seem to have become their own worst enemy in Wisconsin.  Even in winning they lose.  They had the votes to win, they always have.  There was no reason to call for a voice vote and close it in seconds.  Twenty-eight members of the Assembly didn’t have an opportunity to cast their votes.  The Speaker … Continue reading

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