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16 May 2010
Oil Spill Blame Game (cartoons)
May 16, 2010 10:20:00 AM
Economics + Business
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Health Reform Battle Shifts From Congress To Rule Writing, Regulatory Agencies
NY Times: Health insurance companies are lobbying federal and state officials in an effort to ward off strict regulation of premiums and profits under the new health care law. The effort is, in some ways, a continuation of the battle over health care that consumed Congress last year. Insurance lobbyists are trying to shape regulations that will define “unreasonable” premium increases and require them to pay rebates to consumers if the companies do not spend enough on patient care. For their part, consumer groups say they worry that their legislative victories could be undone or undercut by the rules being written by the federal government and the states. The health care overhaul provides a classic example of how the impact of a law depends on regulations needed to interpret it. The rules deal with relatively technical questions but go to the heart of the law, pushed through Congress by President...
The GOP Is Committing "Political Suicide"
Conservative Michael Gerson: Has the Republican Party become, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently charged, the "anti-immigrant party"? The accusation is overbroad ... But it would be absurd to deny that the Republican ideological coalition includes elements that are anti-immigrant -- those who believe that Hispanics, particularly Mexicans, are a threat to American culture and identity. When Arizona Republican Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth calls for a moratorium on legal immigration from Mexico, when then-Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) refers to Miami as a "Third World country," when state Rep. Russell Pearce (R), one of the authors of the Arizona immigration law, says Mexicans' and Central Americans' "way of doing business" is different, Latinos can reasonably assume that they are unwelcome in certain Republican circles. The intensity of these Republican attitudes is evident not just from what activists say but also from what Republican leaders are being forced to say. Sen....
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Sotomayor Political Cartoons
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The More Dependent on the Government You Are, the More You Want to Cut It!
The cartoon captures the spirit of denialism, b...
The Mountain Out Of A Molehill Emails
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