The mandate is now a tax per the Supreme Court and can be repealed by the GOP via a 50 vote Senate reconciliation plus GOP VP vote, but can reconciliation repeal the whole bill? Reconciliation (a 1974 law) is interpreted under Senate Rules as reserved strictly for budget-related measures that
The fact that Hollande barely defeated one of the most unpopular presidents in French history says something about France. Indeed, the right has dominated the left throughout the history of French presidential elections.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling today against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law. This popular pro-consumer policy, which informs shoppers where meat and other foods were raised or grown, enjoys the support of 93% of Americans, according to a 2010 Consumers Union poll. Now Congress must gut or change the law to avoid the application of punitive trade sanctions.
This is kind of a continuation of the previous blog I did but more of a comparison and I will freely admit from my perspective as a Baby Boomer. I was fascinated by the article in the New Yorker on Spoiled Children by Elizabeth Kolbert. When I was growing up,
This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.
Stating that if he personally was running a business that did not succeed or do anything profitable, he would have to shut it down, Richard Branson denounces the Drug War. http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/richard-branson-says-war-on-drugs-is.html
There’s something Orwellian about a government that arrests its citizens right in front of symbols of liberty.
Looks like turnabout is fair play and so this time it is America that has quit on a Palin and not the other way around as Lifetime TV (Television For Idiots!) has moved Bristol Daenerys Meth-Born of House Palin and her baby dragon’s teevee show to a later time-slot because