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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

What's Going On?

Krugman: "Everyone knows about the attempt to circumvent the courts through "Terri's law." But there has been little national exposure for a Miami Herald report that Jeb Bush sent state law enforcement agents to seize Terri Schiavo from the hospice - a plan called off when local police said they would enforce the judge's order that she remain there." [NYT]

This is one of Krugman's best pieces. The religious-right has hijacked America, and extremism reigns supreme. He states: "What we need - and we aren't seeing - is a firm stand by moderates against religious extremism. Some people ask, with justification, Where are the Democrats? But an even better question is, Where are the doctors fiercely defending their professional integrity?" How about some moderates and lefties to stand up for what is really right for America. We need to put down this "biblical worldview" to American politics that is espoused by DeLay and his cronies. Doctors and Pharmacists can refuse care because of personal beliefs? Why did you go to medical/pharmacy school? What did you think you were getting into? Did you think that no one would ever ask for birth-control pills???

Walk in the opposition's shoes. [Opinion]

Ok, so the Dems have filibustered 10 times (out of a possible 200+) on Bush's extremist judicial nominees. And they are called obstructionist? The repugnicans want to take away the right of the filibuster, a rough instrument that needs to be used with caution. 10 out of 200+ isn't cautious enough for you? Bush ran in 2000 as a uniter. He's been anything but. He had the chance to put aside partisan rancor and submit new judges to the Senate. He didn't. He resubmitted 20 of the most controversial judges possible, just to push his extremist conservative agenda. Some people think that an extremist judge that has proved himself to be hard-core anti-environment, and a shill for the mining and cattle industries, should be just rubber-stamped. But sometimes you need to stand up and say, NO, we won't support Bolton for the UN, or Myers for the federal bench. You won't be in the majority forever you extremist freaks!

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