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Month: June 2013

June 10, 2013
How Arrested Development Explains the Republican Party

The arrival of season four of Arrested Development on Netflix may have been one of the most hyped developments in entertainment in recent years. But whether you loved it or hated it--or just didn't care--it's hard to dispute the lasting impact of the show. As Ben Yagodo explained in Slate, the tale of the Bluth […]

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June 8, 2013
The Red-Blue Health Care Gap After Obamacare

From the beginning, the defining irony of the never-ending debate over Obamacare has been this: health care is worst in those states where Republicans poll best. That is, the map of the states with the worst health care systems largely mirrors GOP strongholds in the Electoral College. Red state residents are generally the unhealthiest and […]

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June 6, 2013
Rubio, Like McCain, Pledges to Vote Against His Own Immigration Bill

It is said that historical events occur twice, first as tragedy and then as farce. But when it comes to Republican presidential frontrunners and comprehensive immigration reform, the results appear to be all farce, all the time. After all, in 2008 a John McCain desperate to win over xenophobic Republican primary voters promised he would […]

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June 5, 2013
Right-Wing Hypocrites Call Sebelius, Organ Networks "Death Panels"

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Right now, a heart-breaking tragedy is unfolding in Philadelphia, where desperately ill 10 year-old Sarah Murnaghan is in a race against time as she waits for a lung transplant that is her only hope as she battles end-stage cystic fibrosis. But in Washington, Republican politicians and their media […]

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June 4, 2013
Rubio Backs Constitutional Amendment Banning Obamacare Mandate

Until this week, Republican Congressman Steven Palazzo of Mississippi's Katrina ravaged 4th district was best known for his opposition to federal aid for New York and New Jersey in the wake of super storm Sandy. Now thanks to his partnership with Florida Senator and 2016 GOP White House hopeful Marco Rubio, Palazzo will be known […]

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June 3, 2013
Obamacare Foes Ignore Successes in Massachusetts

Over the past few days, Erza Klein and Jonathan Cohn among have debunked the claims by Avik Roy of Forbes that Obamacare will produce a "rate shock" in California. As they noted, Roy conveniently ignored the fact that many people individual market cannot currently buy insurance at any price, let alone at the "teaser" rates […]

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June 1, 2013
Ann Romney's Cookbook to Hit the Shelves in October

Back in 2002, Ann Romney revealed, "I truly want Mitt to fulfill his destiny, and for that to happen, he's got to do politics." As it turned out, Mitt Romney's destiny was to be the husband of yet another political spouse turned cookbook author. As Politico reported: The wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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