Archive: March, 2012
WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court's conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
You knew this day was coming -- the day that the right-wing media pushed back on the Trayvon Martin case, attempting to create a marijuana cloud of doubt about both the 17-year-old and his actions on the night that he was killed.
I was tied up with other things, so I'm happy to outsource this case to my e-friend Joan Walsh:
The Philadelphia newspapers have reached the point where "concern trolls" are popping out of the woodwork -- every Tom, Dick and Harriet who's ever plucked down a greenback for the paper or clicked on Philly.com now has a bold idea for how almost our constantly-on-sale ("Always Lower Prices. Always.") newsroom can save itself.
Some of them are actually pretty good, like this one from Editorialista Andrew Nusca, who has some ideas about overhauling Philly.com:
Meet Rick Santorum, the only major presidential candidate ever to model his campaign after one that was unsuccessful:
HE'S HOPELESSLY behind in the delegate count, and his campaign is practically hitchhiking to Tampa on nickels and dimes, but make no mistake about it: Rick Santorum is still running to be president.
Signe's still here!
So am I -- last time I checked.
If you read my 2010 book "The Backlash" (both of you...raise your hands!) or follow my occasional rants here at Attytood, you know this has been a meme for a while: That the Republican Party has essentially been hijacked by talk radio and Fox News. Today in the New York Times, a skilled writer -- Kevin Baker -- went to town with the idea:
Yet increasingly this meant that the Republican Party was outsourcing both body and soul. Both what the party believed in and its ability to do the heavy lifting necessary to win elections was handed over to outside interests — outside interests that did not necessarily share the party’s goals or have any stake in ameliorating its tactics.
There are no words, so I'm outsourcing the news of Dick Cheney's heart transplant to Mr. Tom Petty:
No, not that boss from New Jersey -- this one!
None of this is illegal. But the flow of campaign donations from firms doing business with the hospital has helped sustain Norcross' Democratic organization, which over the last two decades has not only established control in towns and counties in South Jersey but has also become a driving force in the state capital.