The Gateway (Acid Reflux Edition)
Not for nutin, but the Ethics Committee report on Lopez should have been referred to the full body and a committee appointed to deal with possible sanctions, up to and including expulsion. The failure to do so ultimately led to the criminal investigation now being undertaken.
Vito running for City Council may qualify as the political equivalent of acid reflux, although it would probably spare us a run by Naomi Rivera's boytoy. Delusional Lopez is eyeing council run www.nypost.com
Woman bites dog story: Naomi Rivera gets job for young man she didn't sleep with.
Although I support Lincoln Restler, I must say that the leadership of the Aroni Satmar community who support him continues to engage in tactics which are beneath contempt.
While as a liberal internationalist, I've sometimes been disappointed by the fact that cautious realism sometimes suppresses the President's democratic and humanitarian instincts to a point beyond the "first do no harm” dictate or a rational cost/benefit analysis (both of which are more than fair considerations), Judis paints a frightening portrait of Romney's contrasting foreign policy vision.
There are two words to describe candidate who falsely implies his opponent and his opponent’s party are on a crusade against G-d. The first word is "blasphemous." The second word is "Un-American."
Romney says he wants to keep all the popular parts of “ObamaCare,” but eliminate all the elements of the plan that makes those things possible. The Republicans have now combined voodoo economics with voodoo health care. Romney: I Won’t Cut Taxes for the Rich www.slate.com
Even this turns out to be a lie. Within Hours, Mitt Romney Takes Back Everything He Said About Preexisting Conditions www.motherjones.com
Kinsley: During the Clinton years, temporary agreement between the parties, with help from the economy, actually did wipe out the deficit briefly. Then came President George W. Bush and his war in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney, concerned that alarm about the return of huge deficits might spoil the fun, declared that “deficits don’t matter.” Republicans began dismissing concern about the national debt as “Rubinomics,” a reference to Bill Clinton’s Treasury secretary, Robert Rubin. It was not intended as a compliment.
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