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Bush’s Proposed Health Accounts Would Be “The Mother of All Tax Shelters”

Incase anyone was wondering what Bush’s goal is with his Health Savings Account Plan, here’s some insight via Bloomberg… President George W. Bush’s proposal to expand health savings accounts, intended to help contain spiraling medical costs, may prove a tax-free boon for the nation’s rich. Both supporters and opponents of the proposal said the enhanced […]

Money and Connections

In Bush world there are two things that always trump reason and sound judgment — money and connections. The takeover deal for 6 of our ports is just another chapter in this story of greed and corruption that has plagued our government since Bush has been in office, not to mention when his father was […]

Dubai Ports World Agrees to Delay Ports Takeover

Dubai Ports World has offered to delay “part of its $6.8 billion takeover of most operations at six U.S. ports” to give the Bush administration more time to try convince skeptical lawmakers and the American public that the deal poses no security risks, as the Bush administration claims. Earlier today Karl Rove hinted in an […]

Victory for ACLU

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) — The federal government agreed to stop funding a nationwide program that promotes teen abstinence to settle a lawsuit alleging the money was used for Christian proselytizing. The agreement was reached Wednesday between the Department of Health and Human Services and the American Civil Liberties Union. Under the deal, the Silver Ring […]

Forward on Why Jews Don’t Buy the GOP Line

Why the GOP Can’t Convert the Jewish Vote By Eric Uslaner and Mark Lichbach February 24, 2006 American Jews should not be surprised by the political divorce between televangelist Pat Robertson and his supporters in Israel. Even as President Bush courted the Jewish vote in 2004, Jews remained loyal to the Democratic Party, to a […]

Joe Republican

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought […]

Snow’s Doublespeak on Dubai Port Takeover Deal

Treasury Secretary John Snow, head of the panel (CFIUS) that cleared a deal for a state-owned Dubai company to manage major U.S. ports, said on yesterday that he “was not involved in deliberations until after the transaction was approved.” “I involved myself in it as it came to my attention over the course of the […]

Medicine Needs Evolution

This week’s Science shows the importance of evolution as “the vibrant foundation for all biology.” While the flat earthers on the right continue to deny that evolution is well established, and that this is a controversy which exists only in their deranged minds, the significance of evolution is demonstrated in such scientific literature. Medicine Needs […]