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Tony Perkins speech – NRLC – notes and rundown

Perkins is speaking prior to the big event, Sarah Palin.  His initial theme was “we’re not going anywhere” and focused primarily on healthcare.  He offered somewhat numb soundbites for a while, but described healthcare in the stark term a “socialistic time bomb” and used the GOP talking point of “replace, repeal, restore” as the solution. Perkins referenced Congressmen like Phil

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CNN poll: GOP has erased party popularity gap in Congress

Washington (CNN) — Eleven months before crucial midterm elections, a national poll indicates that the public is divided over whether the country would be better off with Democrats or Republicans controlling Congress.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday, 40 percent of people questioned say the U.S. would be better off if Democrats ran Congress while 39 percent…

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Corporate Wrongdoing: political hypocrisy 101

Some corporations: -steal from those whose interests they claim to protect

-steal from federal grants, giving it to the founder’s brother

-file shell companies and corporations in order to avoid US laws, regulations and oversight

-pursue profits at the expense of human dignity and self worth

-defraud and bilk fellow corporations out of millions of dollars

-claim to help but…

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Charter Schools: A deal with the devil

There were a few good RMG discussions about education reform, such that when I ran across this NYT article from a few months ago, a few ideas came to mind. And, typical of the NYT to ignore the obvious and get the obvious things wrong: 1. it will go completely unnoticed when unions ruin charters.  just as the similarities between…

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Top 10 Reasons I want Garrett back, or at least more of him

(Consider this your open thread for Sunday. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) 1. the animated GIFs

2. 50% of his posts aren’t about Lowell

3. unlike DD4RP, he doesn’t ask open-ended questions in most of his posts

4. someone needs to defend ‘teh gheys’

5. limousine libertarianism isn’t well espoused by the other editors

6. I like it when Camenker…

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