Supreme Court undoes 103 years of history to protect Democracy from big business and big money, giving corporations the full power to donate as much and as often as they wish overwhelming those who have less funds and those who may oppose them. Hello an age of big oil, big banks, large insurance companies, large land developers, and goodbye protections for the poor, middle income, social services, education and the basic infastructure of our people's democracy.
Voters in one state, which has universal health care for their citizens, sponsored bipartician and signed by a Repulican Governer, as good ad decide the rest of us will have to suffer without (38 million plus of us, plus pre-existing conditions, rate increases and other high cost of helath care) by electing a Republican with a "I will block health care reform" platform. The actual candidate is an unknown, having voted for health care, for abortion and other more liberal legislation when he was in state government. His campaign was the opposite, as is his promise to the national Republican party.
End of a liberal alternative to dozens of special interests financed conservative radio networks, the victim of the recession's impact on radio.
Unemployment and other indicators show no or far less improvement than was projected, with negative progress in key areas. This is going to be a long and painful recession. Thank God we elected Obama and he was able to keep us from slipping into depression. Only now loss, attack and hatred are winning and it looks as if our government will stagnate in partician polarization keeping us from gaining jobs, any health or other safety net and recovering in any real way for at least three more years (all in the name of gaining seats and the white house by a party that will not compromise, the Republicans).
Flooding throughout the west, with three years of rainfall in just two days falling on Los Angeles.
And tonight a record number of competing networks (the exception was FOX which did not participate) getting together and donating two hours of prime time to raise money with a star studded telethon for earthquake relief and the rebuilding of earthquake disseminated Haiti.
The world, or at least the United States, will not be the same after this week.
With health care and campaign finance reform casualties or ignorance and politics for the sake of politics.