Daily Archive: 22 Nov 2013

Nov 22

South Will Fall Again (with Obamacare)

Timothy Egan wrote a really good article over at the New York Times last night, The South’s New Lost Cause. It is very clever. He starts by contrasting Obama’s healthcare “lie” with how Lincoln lied to South when he said during his inauguration, “If you like the slaves you’ve got now, you can keep them.” …

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Nov 22

Obama Must Use Filibuster Reform

As one of the more hysterical of the filibuster reform proponents, I’ve been itching to talk about yesterday’s historic change to the Senate rules. For those of you who have been in a coma, the filibuster was changed so that it now only applies to Supreme Court nominations and legislation. But even that is only …

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Nov 22

Laughing 90 Years With Arthur Hiller

On this day in 1819, the great English writer George Eliot was born. When I was reading her as a young man, I found her work rather dense. And I stand by the that assessment. But her work is remarkably clear. Since then, I’ve come to see that many of the American writers of that …

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