21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous
If seeing’s believing, Ezra Klein has 21 views of out of whack medical costs in the U.S.
This is the fundamental fact of American health care: We pay much, much more than other countries do for the exact same things. For a detailed explanation of why, see this article. But this post isn’t about the why. It’s about the prices, and the graphs.
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The Navy’s Back Plan for the F-35C
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The plan reportedly calls for beefing up weapons and adding stealth abilities to the F-18’s decidedly 1970s lines. (Wired)
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Michele Bachmann Punchline
IRS: Mistake to Have Filmed a ‘Star Trek’ Parody
Poll: Conservatives don’t think Roberts Court is conservative
As if the 2012 election, Karl Rove’s unwillingness to call it for President Obama on FOX News and the general dismissing of Nate Silver didn’t already show conservatives have become bad at math, now there’s this from Salon.
Poll: Only 9 percent of conservatives think the Supreme Court is conservative slnm.us/YpPUJbY via @jillrayfield
— Salon.com (@Salon) March 25, 2013
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Defense Contractors and Taylor Swift Tickets
Beyond a Tipping Point
Is the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling a moot point even before the Justices hear it?
The latest ABC-Washington Post poll shows widening support for marriage equality, and suggests it’s become a readily acceptable belief of the American people.
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Whatever the Supreme Court rules, the political debate on gay marriage is over. ow.ly/jmMhSEven Republicans are beginning they may have to come around to supporting it if they are to remain politically viable in the future.
— The Fix (@TheFix) March 24, 2013
Karl Rove says the GOP nominee in 2016 could support gay marriage politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…And you may find the most conservative elements of the GOP trying to couch the issue in taxes, spending and money issues rather than in individual freedoms.
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) March 24, 2013
Rand Paul: Give LGBT Americans a Flat Tax Instead of Marriage Rights dlvr.it/37K9S3
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) March 24, 2013
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Zuckerberg Launching Immigration Reform Effort
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is joining with other business leaders to push for comprehensive immigration reform. From Politico:
The sources said Zuckerberg and other tech executives have enlisted the help of Democratic and Republican strategists to create the group that would advocate long-term economic issues.
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Despite an improving economy, President Obama is losing his edge on the economy to Republicans in the polls. From fivethirtyeight.com:
More from Micah Cohen at the NY Times:
As a result — unless the polls shift again — neither Mr. Obama nor Congressional Republicans will be able to count on having a significant advantage in public support in upcoming budget fights.
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Those Who Fail to Learn from History…
Career pollster Andrew Kohut says the Republican Party is creating a generation of it’s own McGoverns, Mondales and Dukakises.
"In my decades of polling, I recall only 1 moment when a party had been driven as from from center as the GOP today" m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) March 24, 2013
Does GOP Owe Media an Apology?
Bloomberg Opens Fire on NRA-Backed Senators
State Rep thinks cyclists pollute
A Washington state lawmaker wants to tax cyclists “since CO2 is deemed a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.” Think it’ll pass? Don’t hold your breath.