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Call the bluff

Ed Rendell finally says what I’ve been thinking for quite some time. I have stayed more silent that I should have about the health care bill. But one thing I’ve felt all along is that it is simply ridiculous that somehow the 60-vote supermajority displaced a simple 51-vote majority as the only way to go. … Continue reading »

Death Panel

Aside from being a funny name for a prescient agit-punk band, what amazes me about this whole death panel nonsense going around is that they are already in place! They’re called YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY (if you’re lucky enough to have one). I mean, at least a government-run death panel would have to have some semblance … Continue reading »

Vitamin D

I spent the afternoon on the dock at The Mill, first meeting with Brent about our project, then reading the New Yorker (specifically this article on solitary confinement) while listening to the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, and later running into Ben, Kaleb, and Conrad. It was an excellent day for making Vitamin D.

Often Overlooked

I haven’t made a political post in a while (mostly just shared bits from the ever-excellent New Nebraska Network), but it’s almost time for the Lincoln/Lancaster Primary, so here’s the Democratic slate card….reminder to follow… I’ve personally worked for Kathy Danek & Barb Baier, and Don Mayhew’s was the first campaign — as a senior … Continue reading »

This American Life Impresses Once Again

Do yourself a favor, sit down without distractions, and listen to this. Episode 375: Bad Bank The collapse of the banking system explained, in just 59 minutes. Our crack economics team—the guys who explained the mortgage crisis, Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—are back to help all of us understand the news. For instance, when … Continue reading »