A lot of jokes have been crafted over the last week or so with KFC’s vaguely evil chicken-cheese-bacon-chicken sandwich as the punchline, but one of the things that’s so surprising about the reaction to it is that, nutritionally speaking, there really isn’t anything about it that is especially outrageous as far as fast food [...]
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cross-posted from TAPPED.
I moved to D.C. for my current job from Connecticut, where I was a reporter for a daily newspaper. The demands of both my job and living in a suburban city dictated that I buy a car. My costs and frustrations [...]
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A few days ago, The New York Times had a light-hearted story about how Bronx residents like to saunter down to the Cross Bronx Expressway, or stare at it contemplatively from their windows, as a source of entertainment or an inspired, quiet reverie. They used a study [...]
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Bart Stupak is among the Democratic representatives who are reportedly receiving threats in the wake of the health-care bill’s passage, some from anti-abortion groups he says he believes are from outside his district.
Stupak says his offices have been overwhelmed by phone calls, most of them from outside his congressional [...]
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After months of predicting that HCR was going to fail, Megan McArdle now says its passage augurs horrible things for the future of the American political process. (A more humble person would just stop predicting things, but this is McArdle we’re talking about.)
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill,, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
So you may have heard: after eluding progressive presidents and lawmakers for nearly a century, House Democrats finally [...]
You’ll notice that the roundup is waaaaay later than normal.That’s because blackink12, our usual roundup guy, is kinda swamped with uber-important life stuff (something about “getting married this weekend…”). So into the breach I step, as your substitute aggregator. But don’t be forgetting yourself and writing all sorts of [...]
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After I wrote a column supporting New York’s latest effort to tax sugary drinks, I read RaceWire’s column on how it’s just another tax to hurt poor people. While, yes, sales taxes are regressive, decrying this tax as a social justice issue misses the point.