Archive for April, 2005

Bill Frist plays the religion card

April 15th, 2005 – 8:37 pm
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Senator Bill Frist, the head Republican in the Senate, has decided that it’s time to play the religion card in his fight to get rid of the filibuster. As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent […]

More on health care

April 15th, 2005 – 8:16 pm
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Part two of Paul Krugman’s series on U.S. healthcare is here.

U.S. Health Care: Still in Crisis

April 11th, 2005 – 9:57 pm
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Today Paul Krugman started a series of columns about the crappy U.S. health care system (and what can be done to fix it): Finally, the U.S. health care system is wildly inefficient. Americans tend to believe that we have the best health care system in the world. (I’ve encountered members of the journalistic elite who […]

So, when are you leaving?

April 10th, 2005 – 8:51 pm
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If you thought that the Iraqi people were glad to have us there now that the elections are done, you’re wrong: Edmund Sanders reports that the crowds in downtown Baghdad protesting the US troop presence in the country may have been as large as 300,000. If it were even half that, these would be the […]

Slouching toward theocracy

April 10th, 2005 – 8:42 pm
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This is what happens when you win the election by pandering to the religious right: Christian conservatives and a core group of congressional supporters are launching a significant new push to restructure the federal judicial system to reflect a more explicitly biblical world view, in the hopes that these changes will pave the way for […]