Democrats spent four months just writing the Affordable Care Act, with public input, and it took another six months of amendments and political wrangling before it passed. Trumpcare? Written in private in a few weeks with no public input, and it’s being rushed through Congress. That tells you almost everything you need to know right there.
Heartland’s Taylor fails to discredit authors of National Climate Assessment
Heartland Institute senior fellow James Taylor’s tries – and fails – to discredit the draft National Climate Assessment by attacking a small minority of the Assessment’s authors.
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #103: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse
“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker—that’s like an aberration. I know there’s some […]
An open letter to America’s progressive billionaires
Dear Mr. Buffet, Mr. Gates, Mr. Turner, Mr. Soros, Ms. Winfrey, and any other hyper-rich types with progressive political leanings: If this essay has, against all odds, somehow made its way to […]
Time for the art and science of tough decisions
by Sara Nora Ross, PhD The new Obama administration is still in flux on its stance toward investigation of war crimes of U.S. torture. Public opinion is likely in flux, too. Decisions […]
Krugman to Democrats: do you want Phil Gramm to have Paulson's new powers?
There seems to be an unspoken rule in politics that the Republicans have broken at least a couple of times over the course of the Bush Administration – don’t create precedents and […]
Nota Bene #35
Scholars & Rogues’ world-famous hot links! In, “Dear World, Please Confront America,” Naomi Wolf writes: “I had thought that after so much exposure [to revelations about US torture], thousands of Americans would […]