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Archive for September 11th, 2012

Romney’s Health Care Dither

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 11th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Romney’s Health Care Dither
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — I'm trying to figure out just where Mitt Romney stands on health care reform. Obviously, so is Mitt Romney.In an interview broadcast Sunday on “Meet the Press,” I thought I heard Romney say he liked some aspects of President Obama's Affordable Care Act and would keep those provisions in place. Impossible, right? Romney's position all year has been that if he's elected, he'll begin repealing Obamacare on Day One. My ears must have deceived me.

Obama Skips Half of Daily Intel Briefings
Marc Thiessen, Washington Post
President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting.The Government Accountability Institute, a new conservative investigative research organization, examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)…

Bravo to the Chicago Teachers Union
Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
Bravo to the Chicago Teachers Union.When 29,000 Chicago teachers and support staff went on strike this week, they stood up not only for themselves, and not only for public sector workers across the country, and not only for the labor movement in general.They also stood up for their students.

Depending on Dependency
Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business Daily
The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another — and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is seldom even thought…

Chicago Teachers Union Wants More Pay, Less Evaluation