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Do They Really Care About Our Grandkids?

From NY Times and Think Progress. Are the Republicans voluntarily walking into quicksand or have they gone insane? Have they gotten to the point where they will vote against this President even when he offers up legislation on something considered to be a "Republican centerpiece"?

Moving Forward on Health Care

From MSNBC. Progressives may not like this butit looks like the White House is leaning towards finding the areas ofreform that will get GOP and Dem support and reshaping the bill in the next 4-6 weeks hoping for bipartisan ideas, involvement and passage.

Education: The Key to Economic Rebound?

With all of the hysteria over the Massachusetts race and the fate of health care reform today, we may miss a very important topic on President Obama's agenda today: Education. Link from MSNBC.

"The Buck Stops With Me"

In the wake of the Detroit Christmas-bomber scare and it's aftermath of finger pointing and questionable agency communication, anybody else feeling somewhat refreshed after hearing President Obama speak yesterday?

Top GOP Concern: American Safety or Scoring Political Points?

With the nearly instant attacks by the GOP against President Obama in the aftermath of the attempted terrorist airplane attack on Christmas, I think the Republicans have stooped to new lows.

Health Care Bill Clears Major Hurdle

A strictly partisan vote for cloture, in the wee hours of the morning, put the Senate Health Care Bill on the track for passage, hopefully by Christmas Eve.  From CNN:

Think Hard Before You Rant

While understanding the disappointment and heartbreak of many progressives in terms of health care reform, including Howard Dean, I have become frustrated with their denial of the reality on the ground.

NATO Bows to Obama. Pakistan, too.

The President has bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, the Emperor of Japan and others.  With all this international groveling, it's almost hard to believe Obama is being taken so seriously around the world.

Real Americans

The media obsession with Sarah Palin has left me reflecting on her dangerous philosophy and beliefs and desire to divide, rather than unite, us. I began to think back to her references about "Real Americans" and how illogical her whole argument is.

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