OK, this one made me laugh out loud. Well done, sir.
I'm thinking this is a shot across the bow and a wake up call to Corker and Alexander to quit filibustering the President's nominees. This comes at nearly the same time as Obama's re-nomination of energy efficiency expert Dr. Marilyn Brown to the TVA board. Let's see if our good senators can find the will to support someone who doesn't bend over for big coal?
Powerful piece! Thank you for standing up for the people in Tennessee. It's time to change TVA, in spite of Corker and Alexander obstruction.
President Obama must re-nominate Dr. Brown to the TVA Board.
There seems to be a clear agenda that doesn't serve the best interests of the people TVA is supposed to serve, Tn citizens. Senators Corker and Alexander need to pay attention as the people who are affected both near and long term by TVA policies call for the re-nomination of Dr. Brown to the TVA Board. It's time to change the way they have done business. It hasn't worked very well.
The man who got Bin Laden, or the man who got 4 draft deferments and spent the war in France?
"NPR advertizing" collapsing? NPR has sponsors. Thanks for proving Clay's point, JR.
It's tough to have a conversation with what passes for a conservative these days. Look, Politifact sold out, published its own lie, and forever lost credibility.
Medicare is a government program and manages the least expensive delivery of healthcare. It would be less expensive still if Republicans would get out of the way instead of continually passing bills to keep funneling money to their corporate masters, such as the one that bans negotiating prescription lower prices. The Ryan budget is a sham that turns this function over to private businesses whose motives will be for profit instead of delivering healthcare. Is Medicare socialist? Damn right it is and thank god for that. The USA is the only industrialized nation that doesn't have socialized health care management for ALL of its citizens. As a result we have the most expensive medicine on the planet and are ranked 34th from the top. The best system in the world is France, which costs half what we pay and covers every citizen in the country.
Under the Ryan plan, healthcare costs in this country will soon eat up 20% of our GDP, compared to 10% or less for every other nation, and we get crappy health care to boot. Call names and spew nastiness all you want, but nothing really matters except the result and Republicans can't give us even a whiff of a positive result on Health Care. Paul Ryan has his 78% government subsidized insurance as a Congressman but he would just as soon see us all pass away as do something good for all American citizens.
I usually love Clay Bennett cartoons but this one has me puzzled. Why is the date 1955 when Santorum actually wants to take us back to the 13th century when the world was still flat and science was an abstract concept from Greek history?
Whoa! I find myself agreeing with Mittens for once.
I am maddest about Komen's lobbying efforts to deflect research dollars away from prevention and toward "cures". While we have increased life expectancy we have not, in 40 years, increased the cure rate whatsoever. If we focused on the cause of breast cancer even to the point of bringing us in line with, say Ecuador, we would actually be able to "cure" 75% of all breast cancers because they would never occur in the first place. That, however, would take all the "cure" money out of the health care system and would violate all those free market principles Komen supports.
The Real Graphic We should ask Komen about