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Long live the Death Tax

It never ceases to amaze me that the President and Congressional Republicans continue to get away with their laughable claims that the permanent repeal of the estate tax is a means of giving Hard-Working Americans® the money that they have earned. Of course, the politically brilliant strategy of calling it “the death tax” has gone a long way toward promoting this claptrap. Having an army of on-message pundits and other stooges flood the media with the agreed-upon phraseology doesn’t hurt either.

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The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary

“It causes a lot of people, including me, great distress to see judges use the authority that they have been given to make raw political or ideological decisions. And no one, including those judges, including the judges on the United States Supreme Court, should be surprised if one of us stands up and objects. I believe this increasing politicalization of the judicial decision-making process at the highest levels of our judiciary have bred a lack of respect for some of the people that wear the robe.

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Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.

Well, not really, but I thought it made for a catchy title… Okay, so here’s what I can’t figure out about this Terry Schiavo business. According to pretty much every poll that has been conducted since the case so rudely shoved the Michael Jackson trial off the top of the Big List of Useless News, solid majorities of Americans oppose state intervention in Mr. Schiavo’s decision to remove his wife’s feeding tube.

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