What a great song! See if you can catch the Connecticut connection.
He’s preaching right-wing nonsense about medical malpractice lawsuits – with a clever but completely obnoxious ad: This isn’t going to win him the Democratic nomination – Democrats know that restricting the right of injured parties to sue for compensation for their injuries is undemocratic.
Republicans – what do you do when the candidate with the awful resume has more sense than the candidate with the better resume? Rick Green has the story: It seems a day doesn’t go by when Rob Simmons and Linda McMahon don’t take aim at Democrats in the U.S. Senate for failing to do enough Read More
First the bad news – Fewer young voters, the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation, identify with the Democratic Party and more lean Republican than in the recent past, according to a Pew Report: Young voters were Barack Obama’s strongest supporters in the 2008, but the Democratic Party’s advantage among Millennials predates Read More
Democrats with a 58 – 42 majority in the Senate ( I don’t count Lieberman) on Wednesday evening let pass by voice vote a one-year extension to the Patriot Act. Democrats had been extremely critical of the law, which has been described as overreaching and reactionary. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), in a statement Read More
National Bank Regulator Lets Unsafe Practices Flourish; Are Banks the New Face of Payday Lending? A key federal regulator for years has let national banks engage in lending practices that the regulator itself admits harm consumers and lenders, according to two new reports from the Center for Responsible Lending. Full reports: Payday lending Overdraft Abuses Read More
I love it: Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology, atheism, and men’s (but not women’s) preference for sexual exclusivity. More intelligent people are significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history. Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but Read More
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) helped pass legislation today that will ensure American consumers get real choice and a fair deal when purchasing health insurance. The Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act will eliminate the anti-trust exemption for health insurance companies, requiring them to compete fairly and adhere to the same anti-trust laws as other companies. Read More