Monthly Archives: June 2012

Another conservative loss in the courts- EPA right to regulate greenhouse gasses upheld


A story that has been largely overlooked with the Supreme Court largely exoricating the conservatives claims on both Arizonas immigration law and the Affordable Care Act. The federal appeals court for the District of Columpia unanimously upheld the EPAs right … Continue reading

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CNN & Fox Both Blew the Report on Supreme Court Ruling: CNN Apologizes


So on thursday both CNN and Fox News got the initial reports on the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act wrong. No doubt to the initial words from chief Justice Roberts striking down the interstate commerce claim. Not … Continue reading

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John Roberts saves ‘Obamacare,’ enrages tea party conservatives


Another gem from David Horsey at the LA Times.   By David Horsey June 29, 2012, 5:00 a.m.     Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing … Continue reading

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Texas GOP – Beliefs More Important Then Critical Thinking (Or: We Like Our Supporters Stupid)


Well, the Texas GOP has gotten together and dreamed up their 2012 platform (pdf here ). Much of it deals with the educational system in Texas. And they openly state that they oppose the teaching of critical thinking because *gasp* it … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole – the SCOTUS and America


It has been a surreal week, what with what is arguably the most conservative supreme court of the post WWII era delivering stunning blows to the right on two landmark cases (The affordable care act aka Obamacare, and the Arizona … Continue reading

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And it’s official- Court Upholds Individual Mandate


More to come later. But the Republicans should relax- after all, the individual mandate was their idea– and one Obama had opposed…which I’m sure they will once again make use of the collective amnesia (as they have in denouncing the … Continue reading

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Time for Justice Scalia to Step Down


He has made a mockery of the court with his partisan antics. As Alexander Hamilton famously wrote, calling the court “the least sangerous branch”- they “have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of … Continue reading

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