The Republic of T.

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January 30, 2013
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The GOP & Obama’s Second Term: Rage of an Unprivileged Class, Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote that Republicans who were incensed that President Obama had nothing to say to them in his inaugural address should be far more worried the possibility that the president realizes he doesn’t need … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
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Digest for January 29th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for January 29th from 15:14 to 15:18: Daily Kos: GOP gets sensitivity training on immigration reform: ‘Don’t use phrases like … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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The GOP and Obama’s Second Term: Rage of an Unprivileged Class, Pt. 1

It was, of course, to be expected that Republicans would not like President Obama’s inaugural address no matter what said. In fact, it’s safe to say that the only speech Republicans would have been happy to hear from President Obama … Continue reading

January 25, 2013
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Digest for January 25th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for January 25th from 09:18 to 09:55: The Top 10 Reasons Rand Paul should never start a sentence, ‘Had I … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
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Feel-Good Moment OTD: Classmates Give Teen Standing Ovation For Coming Out

If you’re looking for a feelgood moment of the day, here’s one via Queerty. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c4_anB-Vvk&w=450] Upon accepting his award for “Class Actor”, high school senior Jacob Rudolph revealed that he’s been acting everyday of his life — as “straight Jacob.” … Continue reading

January 18, 2013
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Digest for January 18th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for January 18th from 16:50 to 17:02: Rev. Al Sharpton: Prior to Inauguration and MLK Day, Let’s Nullify All Talk … Continue reading

January 15, 2013
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Digest for January 14th through January 15th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for January 14th through January 15th: Eugene Robinson: Republicans’ destructive game of chicken – The Washington Post – There’s lots … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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Heritage Has Another "Economic Freedom" Index Out. Guess Where the U.S. Ranks. And Why.

It’s that time again. The folks at the Heritage Foundation (Jim DeMint’s new perch) have published another “Index of Economic Freedom.” I first encountered the index in April of 2010, when Heritage ranked Ireland in the top ten countries with … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Why Ronald Reagan Should Be on the $1 Trillion Platinum Coin

By now, you’ve heard all about the “platinum coin option”, in which the president averts the next debt limit “crisis” by issuing a trillion dollar platinum coin. It’s a solution right out out of The Simpsons. No seriously. It’s episode … Continue reading

January 7, 2013
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"Death Panel" of GOP Governors Refusing Medicaid Expansion Grows

A growing number Republican Governors are refusing to expand their state Medicaid programs. The Supreme Court weakened the Medicaid expansion written into the Affordable Care Act, when it ruled that the federal government can’t penalize states that refused the expansion … Continue reading