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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

: January, 2010

More On Republican Recalcitrance From President Obama

More on the story from Politico: Republicans invited Obama to appear at their annual conference; the president accepted — and then surprised them by asking that cameras and reporters be allowed into

President Obama Highlights Bipartisan Policy Center Health Care Reform Plan in Remarks to House Republicans

Will The Republicans Just Say No to Howard Baker and Bob Dole? Probably In yesterday’s remarks at the House Republican Issues Conference, President Obama praised the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC)

Supreme Court Overturned Over 100 Years Of Settled Law

The policy to ban corporate contributions and expenditures in federal elections dates back to 1907. In 1907, Congress enacted legislation to prohibit corporations from “directly or indirectly” making

Republican’s Appeal To Latinos: “familiar rhetoric of fear and deception”

Rep. Mario Diaz Balart’s (R-FL) Spanish-language response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tried to sell Latinos a Republican Party without a record. But the Republican Party, be it in

CT’s State Employees Working Hard To Address The Deficit

Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) met with representatives from Governor M. Jodi Rell’s Administration yesterday to once again offer assistance with the growing budget

Daniel Henninger Is An Idiot

I’ve know this for some time, but the Wall Street Journal editorial writer has outdone himself. He argues in today’s column that we can’t reform health care because it’s just too big. And we can’t

Higher Co-payments for Doctor Visits Boosts Total Health Care Costs for Seniors

For years many health experts believed that increasing insurance co-payments for routine doctor visits helped control costs. Patients faced with the higher price tag, they theorized, would simply cut

Harvard Business School Faculty on the New Apple Tablet

From time to time I post on something I find fascinating, even if it doesn’t involve politics or health. Here goes another: Four Harvard Business School professors offer their thoughts on this

Jim Himes, at his best, identifying priorities:

Throwing Up My Hands Or Just Throwing Up

I’ve had in with my elected representatives – yes the Democrats, mostly: 1. Sens. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said today that President Obama should once more invite Republicans into