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Why Republicans are desperate to defund the ACA

Why Republicans are desperate to defund the ACA

Robert Creamer, progressive organizer and husband of Jan Schakowsky, hits the nail on the head in this Huffington Post article.  GOP Desperate to Defund ObamaCare Now Because They Know Its Popularity Is About to Skyrocket | Robert Creamer. It’s the same reason they were desperate to stop social security: once people get it, they’ll never want to lose it. They’ll realize that the fear-mongering was false, and they’ll reward the people who fought bravely to give them this benefit. »

Seeing the big picture

Seeing the big picture

Robert Creamer’s article in The Huffington Post explains what President Obama has been doing with regard to chemical weapons in Syria. The US has no interest in getting involved in Syria’s civil war, but we do have an interest in keeping chemical weapons from being used. The threat of bombing has brought Assad to express his willingness to give up chemical weapons. Some say it will be difficult to locate and destroy all the chemical weapons in Syria, but would it really be easier to locate and bomb them? And wouldn’t bombs risk dispersing dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere, and probably into populated areas? »

I love Lewis Black and hate Rick Perry,

I love Lewis Black and hate Rick Perry,

I love Lewis Black and hate Rick Perry, so this is perfect. http://ow.ly/n67AL »

“It’s time to question laws that sense”

“It’s time to question laws that sense”

“It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflicts in our neighborhoods.” Attorney General Eric Holder »

Palatine Township Rejects Voter Initiative

The Palatine Township Board has refused to allow voters at the April 16th annual meeting to consider asking the Board to study the benefits of eliminating the township’s Road District.  In a March 19th email, Township Clerk Lisa Moran stated that the petition by 30 voters to include the item on the annual meeting agenda was denied based on advice from the Board’s attorney. “The electors at an Annual Town Meeting cannot direct the Township Board to commission a study and make findings, as it is not a power granted to electors under the Township Code,” said Moran. Matt Flamm, one of the voters who had requested the agenda item, replied to Moran. “The agenda item w... »

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