Palintology

Sarah Palin, disingenuous? Lying, even? For political reasons? Say it ain't so, Governor Winky McMooseburger! Unfortunately, as anyone who is even remotely familiar with the now-ex-governor of Alaska already knows quite well, of course it IS so. Think Progress catches Palin's April, 2008 endorsement, as Governor, of adanced directives and end-of-life counseling: However, on April 16th 2008, then...

Health Care Anecdotes — And Data

One of the things I'm genuinely trying the hardest to work my way through with regard to the health care debate is the delicate balancing act that goes into how much credence to give first-hand accounts (i.e. - anecdotes) regarding various health care experiences. Here's what's been bugging me: here in the American south, I hear virtually nothing but negative stories about the system of VA...

What Really Happened At McCaskill’s Town Hall

This video is actually shocking. Initially, I agreed with another blogger who wrote, upon first seeing the much-shorter clip which showed the tea-bagger getting up, ripping the Rosa Parks poster away from the woman and shredding it, that it was "especially fucked up." I filed it away under "reason #2,892 to despise the teabaggers' organizing tactics and thuggery." But, like the original blogger...

The List

I've been keeping an eye on this one for a while now, but (as with most big lawsuits, especially international ones) it's been moving at a rather glacial pace. However, it seems as if the U.S. government has finally settled with Swiss banking giant U.B.S. in a deal which will have U.B.S. revealing the names and details of up to 52,000 account-holders. U.S. law specifically prohibits either...