GOP Religion

Catholic on Catholic civil war brewing

“A house doesn’t have to fall on my head to tell me a battle royal is brewing within the Catholic Church over the conservative hierarchy’s heavy-handed efforts to clamp down on dissenting Catholic voices. Not when a prominent American nun comes “this close” to calling the present Church leadership a bunch of brown-frocked fascists. Or […]

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Wall Street Journal: The myth of Obama's spending binge

WSJ’s Market Watch reports: Obama spending binge never happened Commentary: Government outlays rising at slowest pace since 1950s  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree. As would-be president Mitt Romney tells it: “I will lead us out of this […]

GOP Politics

Medicare for None?

(Note: Martha Koester contributed much of the content of this posting.) Lots of progressives want single-payer healthcare: Medicare for All. But if the Democrats don’t shape up and if Republicans get their way, we may soon have Medicare for None. March 2011: House Republicans vote to replace Medicare with coupons that give you a discount on […]

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Repugs celebrate destruction

(except that Republicans wouldn’t admit they broke it — they’d try to blame others) And, yes, some Democrats too helped and are helping break things even now. In Washington State, the budget crisis is a Republican wet dream. Here’s their chance to destroy public education and the social safety net, so they can further enrich […]

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Wag the Dog, Part III – that's all, folks…

The brightest moment in the Jan 3rd meeting with Senator Fraser, Representative Hunt and Representative Reykdal came when Chris Reykdal took the opportunity to talk about the impasse that exists with generating revenue for the State. Reykdal had campaigned for election to the legislature on tax fairness and he appears to be willing to make […]