By Matt Miller Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak (D) threatened Thursday to block health care reform (again) because it might allow federal money to subsidize abortion. Which has Democratic leaders cooking…
Exercise or Not, Sitting at a Desk All Day Is Bad for You [Health]: We've been proponents of standing des... http://bit.ly/cw6jZM
A new ABC7 investigation shows Campbell’s “Healthy Request” and “Low Sodium” tomato soups contain the same nutrients and exact same amount of sodium as regular tomato soups, but they cost more….
Given the wide range of dubious claims circulating in the media regarding abortion and health care reform, independent analysis is necessary. Fortunately, a leading expert on health policy and law…
A central puzzle of the health reform debate is why Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., keeps saying that the Senate-passed bill allows taxpayer dollars to be spent on abortions. The U.S. Conference of…
President Barack Obama just gave a speech. Mitt Romney, his likeliest 2012 challenger, just published a book. The speech was about health care reform. So was a chapter in Romney’s book. As…
It is my responsibility as an elected official to look out for the people back home, the voters who sent me to Washington. So, after 20 years…
After Obama slips up during an address on health care, White House officials are forced to admit the president occasionally uses a backing track for important speeches.
After the Blair House Summit, a bunch of you e-mailed to ask what I thought of Rep. Paul Ryan’s argument that the bill “does not control costs” and it “does not reduce deficits.” There’s a…
Furious at the tempest over the Tea Party — the scattershot citizen uprising against big government and wild spending — Annabel Park did what any American does when she feels her voice has been…
A growing number of conservative Christians are acknowledging that to be “pro-life” must mean more than opposing abortion.
RT @ezraklein: Reconciliation has been used many times before. But GOP will set new record for filibusters this year. So which is "unprecedented?"
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A California man has launched a campaign to rename Mount Diablo, insisting that the current name honors the devil. Arthur Mijares said that “to me and millions of other followers of the Christian…
A German man was charged with breaking into jail every night for weeks to have sex with his girlfriend. Police say that Daniele Eberhardt, 33, scaled a…
J.P. Prince had 20 points and Scotty Hopson added 15 and Tennessee (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) snapped No. 2 Kentucky’s eight-game winning streak with a 74-65 win.
In order to turn the entirety of the Bible into law - or even just the parts that you want to turn into law - by way of the “C.E.N.I” (command, example, necessary inference) hermeneutic, you have to…
There’s been a bit of a debate going on in the blogosphere lately about whether the Democrats should have proposed a more limited health reform plan in the first place. Such a plan might have…
My colleague George Will is not very impressed with the concern over Senate rules. “Such talk occurs only when the left’s agenda is stalled,” he writes. “Do you remember mournful…
In 2005, Senate Republicans became exasperated that Democrats began using the filibuster against judicial nominees, which had happened in the past but with less frequency than Democrats were…
RT @ezraklein: If polls are so important to the Republicans, why aren’t they for the public option?
There’s a difference between the statements “America has the best health-care system in the world” and “With enough money, you can purchase the best health care in the world in America.”…
An Ohio man says he bulldozed his $350,000 home to keep a bank from foreclosing on it.
I’m not sure why this from Michael Isikoff isn’t getting more attention:
A crucial CIA memo that has been cited by former Vice President Dick Cheney and other former Bush administration…
The New York Times asked five conservatives to offer their prescriptions for health-care reform. It’s not a bad list, so far as these things go. The partisan bombast is kept to an…
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I don’t know if you saw ‘Meet The Press’ this morning, but a general you may have heard of named David Petraeus — he’s the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and South…
Big, encouraging news on health-care reform today: Harry Reid says that Senate Democrats will use the reconciliation process to finish the bill within the next 60 days.
Let us now praise Rahm Emanuel . No, seriously. It is the current fashion to blame President Obama’s disappointing first year on his chief of staff. “First, remove Rahm Emanuel,” writes Leslie Gelb…
Health care proposal for Obama to bring to summit: Cadillac tax stays, no public option, aides say: http://bit.ly/cJ4aH1
RT @ProFootballTalk: At some point, Tiger drifted from "buddhism" to "booty-ism."
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Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
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Megan McArdle’s column questioning the link between insurance coverage and mortality (researcher speak for “dying”) is interesting, but ultimately misleading. At its base, it takes a…
Reggie Wayne was wired for the Super Bowl and mostly didn’t say much. But as I watched parts of the game for an obsessive third time, I knew that Wayne’s mic’d up segment would pay off huge in…
It’s difficult to appreciate the stakes in health care reform if you receive health insurance through your employer. About 59 percent of Americans do, and while they are paying more and more for…
“[I]n the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail,” wrote conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer Friday in the Washington Post. He was crowing over Scott Brown’s…
Much is said about the “culture wars” in the US—especially every four years at election time. And much was said leading up to yesterday’s Super Bowl concerning an ad from Focus on the Family, the…
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Maybe so. In case you missed it, check out the performance of “Freebird” from Conan O’Brien’s final Tonight Show last night. It features Will Ferrell on vocals along with Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons…
RT @philwilson: RT @ClayTravisBGID: Watch this immediately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dbNBd4S8II Lane Kiffin pre-presser. Wow.
The stench of death permeates the air as dead bodies clog roadways and arteries. The painful pictures of Haiti’s injured and deceased are almost incomprehensible. But this unbelievable disaster is…
Here's something that even some dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: how little actual football there is in a football game. According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.
It's a credit to George Will that even in an op-ed arguing that the Supreme Court should declare the individual mandate unconstitutional, Will concludes that they almost certainly won't. As he says, the point of the challenge is to "defy a pernicious idea and clarify conservatism," which is different than overturning the law.
We've literally never had a deficit problem this large before. And it's not the fault of the stimulus or the bailout — both of which were short-term costs that account for about 3 or 4 percent of the long-term deficit — or even any particular policy. It's mainly health-care costs — in the private and public sectors — with an assist from demographic changes. But however you slice it, it's going to require some really tough decisions from a Congress that shows no capacity for making such tough decisions. Inaction isn't an option unless you're comfortable with crisis being the outcome.
It's common to hear that gay marriage threatens traditional marriage. But Nate Silver runs the numbers and finds just the opposite. Since 2003, states that haven't banned gay marriage have seen an 8 percent drop in divorce rates. States that have passed gay-marriage bans, by contrast, have seen their divorce rates edge upwards. Does this prove causation? No. Does it prove that opponents of gay marriage rely on some ridiculous arguments? Yes.
Stewart allowed Yoo to maintain the illusion that he was a good faith actor simply doing his job, rather than someone who had deliberately distorted the facts in order to justify the unjustifiable. After being outmaneuvered for nearly thirty minutes, Stewart grudgingly admitted that he was "not very equipped to handle the discussion". It was a sobering reminder that for years, a mostly pliant press has allowed a comedian to do a reporters' job. Yesterday, we were reminded how inadequate a solution that really is.
Australian researchers find that each hour a day spent in front of television is linked with an 18% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and an 11% greater risk of all causes of death. Watching television for hour upon hour obviously isn't the best way to spend leisure time -- inactivity has been linked to obesity and heart disease. But a new study quantifies TV viewing's effect on risk of death.