30 Dec 2009
December 30, 2009

DNC Change Commission Adopts Report

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The DNC Change Commission held its final (hour-long) meeting this afternoon (by conference call).  The Commission approved a draft report that recommends converting most automatic unpledged “superdelegates” to pledged delegates who will fill slots reflecting the voter preferences in their state’s primary or caucuses – thus becoming automatic, pledged, voting convention delegates.  The DNC Rules..

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Health Care, Copenhagen, and more. 

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20 Dec 2009
December 20, 2009

A Good Health Care Bill

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Jeepers. You wouldn’t think it would be necessary to remind folks about all the good provisions in the current health care bill. Others have looked at the bill in great detail and provided useful analyses.  See, e.g,  Paul Krugman, Bill Clinton, Victoria Kennedy, Nate Silver, and Nancy-Ann DeParle (Director of the White House Office of Health Reform)…

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18 Dec 2009
December 18, 2009

Health Insurance Reform Now

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If the details of the final bill are good enough for President Obama, they should be good enough for his supporters. A victory for the President on health care is a victory for the Democratic Party (as well as for the American people); it is not in the interest of any Democratic members of Congress to help defeat the..

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11 Dec 2009
December 11, 2009

Obama, Oslo, OFA

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Great President, great speech.  Not every Obama supporter may agree with every word the President says or , e.g., every provision of the evolving health care bill, but we must be aware that there are some people out there who are 100% committed to making sure that this administration fails.  We need to be 100% committed to helping..

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09 Dec 2009
December 9, 2009

Rules for Civil Political Discourse

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1. No throwing stuff. 2. Effigies okay, but no burning, hanging, or other violence perpetrated upon effigies. 3. For that matter, no burning, hanging or other violence – real or simulated. 4. Enough with the Hitler. 5. No one is advocating communism. 6. Stop interrupting.   And quit shouting. 7. No guns – real or fake – around elected public officials.  8. Prayer is..

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The DNC Change Commission held its final in-person meeting today in Washington DC.  The Commission discussed draft findings and recommendations regarding the timing of primaries/caucuses, the role of super delegates, and caucus issues.  The Commission will have a conference call prior to December 31, 2009 to complete its report.  The report will then go to..

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