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Nov 14 2014 - Mercury News by Dana Milbank
There are many crucial items facing the lame–duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.
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Approval of the pipeline was likely to happen eventually, but President Obama could have extracted significant concessions from the Republicans for it." Shows that Milbank is more interested in winning than doing what is right. bb
Nov 20 2014 - The Dallas Morning News by CARL P. LEUBSDORF
In the two weeks since President Barack Obama and top Republican congressional leaders vowed to seek common ground following GOP election victories, that goal has remained elusive.
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The simple reason: We didn't change out the President. bbm
Nov 21 2014 - McClatchy DC by DAN K. THOMASSON
If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. As the Republicans prepare to take control of both houses of the Congress, the same elements that have produced gridlock between the legislature and the presidency remain in place despite pledges from key players to try to make things work for a change.
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That's all because Thomasson believes that government fixes problems. Mostly, it doesn't. We are better off with gridlock. bbm
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News / Government / Politics / Health Care
Drug research
Nov 19 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by Dr. John D. Bennett
What good is a miracle drug if you can't afford it? That's the question raised in a recent "60 Minutes" piece on "The Cost of Cancer Drugs." The story examines the six–figure price tag associated with some specialty pharmaceuticals, and the drug companies that are preying on the wallets and emotions of patients desperate to find cures.
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Stupid arguments. Just like net neutrality, the original acceptors are the ones who pay for a new drug. If it works there, then the manufacturer finds a way to get it to the public at a reasonable price. Supply and demand works. Having the government supply money for every cockeyed idea that somebody might come up with will kill our economy. bbm
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Foreign Policy
Nov 20 2014 - The New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman
Ever since the Arab awakening in late 2010, America has lurched from one policy response to another. We tried decapitation without invasion in Libya; it failed. We tried abdication in Syria; it failed. We tried democratization in Egypt, endorsing the election of the Muslim Brotherhood; it failed. We tried invasion, occupation, abdication and now re–intervention in Iraq and, although the jury is still out, only a fool would be optimistic.
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Speak for yourself and your Obama. WE did not do all these things, he did. And they are all failures, along with his domestic enterprises. bbm
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News / Government / Politics / Elections / Election 2014
Congress 2014
Nov 16 2014 - Rutland Herald by LLEWELLYN KING
Politics is the hot ticket in journalism these days. Young reporters long to cover Capitol Hill, when once they longed for the exotic life of the foreign correspondent.
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Wrong, people have no trust in government and they want the bums gone. But elections are so predetermined that nobody bothers to vote. bbm
Nov 16 2014 - Arkansas Times by GENE LYONS
This too shall pass. In the bipolar gong show of Washington politics, it's the Republicans' turn. Count on them to opt for televised spectacle over governing. It's what they do.
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We don't need to be governed. That's the problem. bbm
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Campaign for President
Nov 21 2014 - Mercury News by E.J. DIONNE JR.:
President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush.
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Someone has to come along and challenge the far right's worldview altogether. And this is where Jeb Bush comes in." Dionne wouldn't know the proper world view if it bit him in the behind. He just wants somebody that will allow libs to further destroy America. bb
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News / Economics / Labor / Minimum Wage
Minimum wage realities
Nov 16 2014 - Indiana Gazette by Cokie Roberts and Steven Roberts
American workers need a raise, and there’s one simple way to boost incomes at the lower end of the pay scale: Increase the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009.
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Economics is not one of their strong points. It is what you are left with after you are paid and pay your bills. If the minimum wage goes up, so will all salaries eventually and so will all products and services. Back to where you started. bbm
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News / Education
Preschool
Nov 22 2014 - The New York Times by NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We Americans love children.
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No, they don't love children because kids don't vote. But early education is nonsense as other studies have shown. You are killing their childhood. bbm
Sex issues in schools
Nov 15 2014 - Indiana Gazette by NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Here’s a story of utter irresponsibility: About one–third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers.
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When I grew up, maybe 1 or 2% got pregnant. It wasn't because of sex education. It was morals of the country are different today. Laxity in everything we do is the reason. bbm
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News / Environment / Global Warming
The Global Warming Hoax?
Nov 16 2014 - The New York Times by Paul Krugman
It’s easy to be cynical about summit meetings. Often they’re just photo ops, and the photos from the latest Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, which had world leaders looking remarkably like the cast of “Star Trek,” were especially cringe–worthy. At best — almost always — they’re just occasions to formally announce agreements already worked out by lower–level officials.
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Why is it so cold, Krugman? If the models don't fit reality, give it up and start over. bbm
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News / Violence / Violence-Axis of Evil / Iran
Iran's nuclear programs
Nov 18 2014 - American Enterprise Institute by John R. Bolton
Iran’s steadily advancing nuclear–weapons program are rising rapidly in the White House.
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Tehran has Obama exactly where it wants him." Exactly. bb
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News / Violence / Violence-Extremist Muslims
Our Own Hundred Years? War
Nov 18 2014 - The Dallas Morning News by MAX BOOT
President Barack Obama’s strategy in Syria and Iraq is not working. The president is hoping that limited airstrikes, combined with U.S. support for local proxies, will “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State.
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If we are to be in the war in the Middle East, here is how to win it. bbm
The Present Global Culture War
Nov 16 2014 - Times Union, Albany NY by THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The 9/11 suicide attack, spearheaded by 19, mostly Saudi, young men in the name of Islam, ignited a debate in the Sunni Arab world about religion and how their societies could have produced such suicidal fanatics.
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This could have been a good article but he reverts back to government as the solution. Dumb. bbm
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News / Violence / Violence-Middle East-Israel
Israeli - Palestinian Conflict
Nov 17 2014 - The Desert Sun by TRUDY RUBIN
While Shiites and Sunnis kill each other in Syria, an even more dangerous religious war could soon explode in Jerusalem, involving Jews, Muslims and Christians.
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Most religions wouldn't care if you prayed in their temple or church. Only Muslims seem to care. bbm
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News / Immigration
Immigration legislation
Nov 19 2014 - Mercury News by EUGENE ROBINSON
Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn't fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.
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Boehner's job is to keep Obama from doing more things that people don't want. ObamaCare was enough. bbm
Nov 18 2014 - Mercury News by EUGENE ROBINSON
Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn't fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won't.
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WRONG AGAIN, Robinson. All we have to do is shut the border and you'll get all the GOP cooperation you could ever desire. It is Obama who is screwing things up with his open borders policy. bbm
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News / Science / Technology
Internet
Nov 16 2014 - Time by Nick Gillespie
'Net Neutrality' is a clever phrase but a dumb policy.
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It is a simple matter of liberty and free enterprise. If someone wants to offer a different product (higher speed or bigger quantities), liberty says go do it. bbm
Nov 16 2014 - Indiana Gazette by (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer
It’s no small irony that President Barack Obama supported protections for an open Internet on the same day he arrived in China, a nation that notoriously controls and censors Internet communications.
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How silly. The only dictatorship is the bureaucrat who violates the liberty of people or the tyranny of the majority in a democracy. Go back to liberty principles and you will find the answer. It is not government. bbm
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News / Medical
Ebola
Nov 19 2014 - The New York Times by Paul Krugman
The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems to be over. The disease is still ravaging Africa, and as with any epidemic, there’s always a risk of a renewed outbreak. But there haven’t been any new U.S. cases for a while, and popular anxiety is fading fast.
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More stupidity from Paul: "Defenders of the energy program tried in vain to point out that anyone who makes a lot of investments, whether it’s the government or a private venture capitalist, is going to see some of those investments go bad." Yeah, but private guys don't have every investment go bad. They have to win big on one out of ten. Name one where government won anything? bbm
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