For liberals, it is a cruel twist of history that Harry Truman’s dream of universal health coverage, carried forward by generations of committed Democrats, should fall to the Obama administration for its fulfillment....
The woman in Pine River neglects and abuses
hundreds of dogs over the years; it cost the Humane Society $200,000 to
get the 129 rescued dogs healthy and sociable so they might be adopted
and the woman gets fined $135 — the price of a speeding ticket — and is
allowed to continue her operation.
Let's drop the whole notion of "entitlement." Just eliminate it. Politicians, pundits and academics who talk about entitlements would then have to name the actual programs and argue their merits and demerits. This would encourage clarity and candor.
The fiasco in Washington over the partial government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and deepening animosity between Republicans and Democrats (and Republicans and Republicans), has left many asking if there is any way out of this bitter, endless cycle. There may be....
The latest round of the budget and debt-ceiling fight went decidedly to the Democrats. While there's a certain "pox on both their houses" aspect to the fallout from the government shutdown, Republicans clearly absorbed a bigger hit in public opinion.
This just in from a new Esquire/NBC News study: There are more Americans in the vast middle than on either the left or right.
Who didn't know?
Certainly those Americans who dwell in The Great Big Center have known this for some time.
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