Tag Archives: politics

Norquist tax pledge is a Muslim terrorist plot!

No, seriously, it is. Here’s the proof. You’ve probably seen stories about letters that Michelle Bachmann and some other GOP loons sent to the State Department and others saying that Secy. of State Hillary Clinton’s chief aid, who is Muslim, … Read More

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Hassling of voters going too far

In a zeal to lock unregistered voters from reaching the polling booth, we’re making Election Day resemble a hell trip to the DMV. Some states have gone off the deep end of disenfranchisement, imposing strict photo ID requirements. A new … Read More

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Major Conservative Health Care victory

Really, I have no clue why Tea Party people are so angry over the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. I thought you guys were conservatives. Think this isn’t a conservative victory? – Conservatives hate waste. When people don’t … Read More

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Social Security, not just for the retired

Had some interesting feedback on Facebook about my column on Social Security today (click) — they show how critical the program is in small ways. Said one:  not only old people rely on social security to live…I am 38 years old … Read More

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No no, this is too simple. Eat less? That’s it?

Just a quickie — interesting article in the NYTimes about weight and obesity. The Times has run a bunch of articles like this. This one (click) is by a mathematician who makes it all sound so simple, just eat less and … Read More

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Defeated zombie campaigns remain to haunt Romney

Zombies live. Candidates who drop out of a presidential race these days only “suspend” their campaigns. Newt Gingrich finally bailed Tuesday, a few weeks after Rick Santorum exited. Several other contenders folded their hands earlier. Most of them “suspended” their … Read More

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Friday’s political outrage horror show

Just a couple of things to be miffed about today: – A friend posted on Facebook an excellent example of what’s wrong with medicine in this country: It’s not that you can’t get care, it’s that our medical care is … Read More

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Are you a commie? Probably not

Interesting commentary today by (click) Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of Labor, on the current trend to call people a communist. This is how old I am: When I got into journalism you had to be very very careful … Read More

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Live video stream of Utah GOP convention

Standard.net plans to carry a live video stream from the Utah Republican convention on Saturday. Coverage begins about 11 a.m. and will continue to about 2 p.m. The U.S. Senate and Utah governor nominating speeches and delegate voting will occur … Read More

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‘Pay gap’ wider for Utah women

American women are paid 77 cents to every $1 made by men, a stubborn statistic causing consternation and debate among researchers and politicians. A report out this week shows the so-called “pay gap” is even wider in Utah, with the … Read More

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