Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31

Romney Praises Government-Funded Health Care

Paul Krugman had a post in his blog for today how Romney praised Israel’s healthcare system, but I was a bit floored when I looked at Romney’s actual words in the original news source Krugman cites, the Washington Post.  Romney said  When our health care costs are completely out of control. Do you realize what …

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Jul 30

Obama Not Much Better Than Romney–fascinating poll data of Arab world

My recent post on Mitt Romney’s “tough talk” on Israel was only one side of the coin.  On Friday, before Romney’s trip, Obama signed the US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, increasing military ties between the two countries.  A Haaretz blog points out that this is largely political and that the act itself won’t do a …

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Jul 30

It’s Not Quantum Field Theory

AMY GOODMAN: Your response to Mitt Romney, Paul Krugman? PAUL KRUGMAN: Boy, you know, don’t even know where to start. I mean, Romney’s technique is that—since basically every word he says is a lie, including ‘a,’ ‘and’ and ‘the,’ you never know where to start. DemocracyNow! May 17, 2012. I think the question isn’t why …

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Jul 29

Paul Krugman Gives Great Overview of Crisis (dated but still very relevant)

   

Jul 29

Romney Thinks He Can Stick it to the Arabs Better than Obama

A Romney aide said that a President Romney would “respect” Israel’s decision should it attack Iran to stop it from developing a nuclear weapon.  So the implied narrative seems to be “The world has abandoned Israel so we can abandon the UN charter and allow Israel to do what it pleases.  Israel only ever goes …

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Jul 29

Romney Visits Israel: What does this say about the United States?

The shameful part about Romney’s visit to Israel is that he can actually make Obama look weak.  There is a competition here on who will protect the Jews more, which has taken on twisted mentality since protecting Jews apparently means being the most willing to let Israel expand and knock over whoever gets in their …

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Jul 28

Heresy: Voting Is Overrated

Jonathan Bernstein has a recent post answering readers’ questions about the dilemma of voting for third parties when we know that they usually cannot have much influence. I am all for voting, but too often we treat it as a holy grail, when it really just the bare minimum for a democracy. This is why …

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Jul 28

Still a classic…

I wish this video showed more history and less of the band, but still there are some excellent messages.

Jul 28

The 2nd Amendment Just Can’t Be the Main Reason the Arms Treaty Failed

The US is the world’s biggest arms trader, but the news is presenting US concerns as being based on 2nd Amendment issues.  Is it not possible (and obvious?) that the US is concerned about a global arms treaty because it does not want limits placed on its arms trade?  Interesting that Reuters says US officials are concerned …

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