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The birthers return (ugh!)

A good friend forwarded an email he received from his cousin claiming that President Obama wasn’t born in the US and urging “patriotic Americans” to circulate it to everyone they know. Here’s the response I sent him. Feel free to copy it in whole or in part if you get similar emails. —————————————— This is a notorious Internet scam that’s more than two years old. describes it as “FALSE.” Or you can check out “Urban Legends,” which also describes this as an “email hoax” that’s been circulating since “April 2009″ and ... »

How to really balance the budget

Ezra Klein has a perceptive analysis of the “failure” of the Supercommittee. If the Republicans continue to say “no” to everything President Obama proposes, the result will be a big tax increase in January 2013 when the Bush tax cuts expire and automatic cuts in both defense and social spending. The budget will be balanced, and we can then have a discussion about what services our government should provide. »

Cut Defense Spending

When you hear dire warnings about the effect of cutting the defense budget, don’t believe it. This tells why. Cut defense spending By Fareed Zakaria, CNN Everyone in Washington this week is having a nightmare about a guillotine. I’m talking about the proposed cuts to the Defense Department. If the Congressional super-commission cannot agree on ways to reduce the debt by about $1. »

Watch “Hot Coffee”

‎”Hot Coffee” is a great documentary exposing the campaign of lies seeking to destroy our civil justice system. The director, Susan Saladoff, was interviewed on The Colbert Report. I encourage you to watch her and the documentary. Susan Saladoff on The Colbert Report »

Mitt Romney, the job destroyer

As Mike Huckabee said in 2008, voters want a candidate who reminds them of the guy they used to work with, not the guy who fired them. After Mitt Romney Deal, Company Showed Profits and Then Layoffs Mitt Romney’s business career is a cornerstone of his campaign. But his brand of capitalism had human costs and some messy financial consequences. »

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