Fresh Dispatches From The Culture Wars
December 9th, 2013
The New York Times has published some delightful linkbait from their Snowden files about American intelligence agents searching for terror[...]
Category Archives: Joe Lieberman
Ben Nelson is retiring too. I’m so glad he took all those “No” votes to help out his re-election, aren’t you? By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!
If a bill or a law is worth defending even without a provision you wanted, it’s worth defending regardless of why that provision isn’t there. By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!
The Connecticut Senator has adopted the neocon line on nuclear disarmament: Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the Connecticut Independent suggested that he himself would oppose ratification of the START II Treaty that Obama signed in Prague this past week, in … Continue reading
Over at Cesca’s place, Steven Weber asks the right question: Do Republicans actually like Democracy? Really. Their strategy seems to be one of complete disdain for the last 200 or so years of that defining American civil exercise. They are … Continue reading
So I took a cursory look at some bookmarks, and found that Joe Lieberman spoke out against the public option on June 16, July 1, October 27th, and November 1. In other words, with Republicans pledging to “just say no” … Continue reading
Ezra Klein on Joe Lieberman: Incoherence is no crime, of course. But it is telling. Lieberman could have simply opposed the public option because it implied too much government involvement in the marketplace. Instead, he opposed it based on things … Continue reading
Gibson’s Law strikes again. Via Greg Sargent, we have video of Joe Lieberman three months ago proposing the very same Medicare buy-in proposal he now opposes: My proposals were to basically expand the existing successful public health insurance programs Medicare … Continue reading
At this hour, the president will talking to Democrats in the Senate about the health care bill. Olympia Snowe has been negotiating to take Lieberman’s place as the final vote for cloture, with rumors rampant that the public option will … Continue reading
Joe Lieberman on the public option, via WSJ: “Sometimes the private sector does things that are wrong, and when they do, you regulate—sometimes you litigate,” he says. “But never in the history of America . . . have we tried … Continue reading
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the vaccine shortage the other day. The NYT reports that representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services and … Continue reading