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Villaraigosa is right, single-payer healthcare in California is a political pipe dream

Antonio Villaraigosa thinks he has a solid weapon to hammer Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom with as they run for governor. And he probably does. It's Newsom's strong support for creating a state-run, single-payer health ... system is a pipe dream. read more

California Senate Passes Single-Payer Health Care Bill, but Don't Start Celebrating Yet

Late last week, the California state Senate adopted ... idea of a state-run, single-payer healthcare program as an unattainable pipe-dream. In a subsequent hit piece, Skelton sought to undercut the idea of providing quality care to all residents by noting ... read more

Isn't Sex Enough?

The question for voters regarding Villaraigosa is whether there's enough there there to justify tolerating his character flaws. (See this rare good George Skelton column ... about the asbestos-spewing steam pipe explosion in Gramercy Park in ... read more

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New revelations: Insurers go nuclear against the people of California

Yet this is the state where it remains legal to deny vast numbers of American citizens health insurance and access to affordable health care. http://www.lao.ca.gov/... Here finally is the T R U T H from an Op Ed this morning in the San Jose Mercury News by ... read more

Running "Someone Sane and Honest Is *Different*": LP Chair on Gary Johnson's Appeal

Running "someone sane and honest is different," says Nicholas Sarwark ... because it no longer is fielding "authentic" and "honest" candidates. In a new podcast, Reason's Nick Gillespie talks with Sarwark about what the "party of principle" is up to ... read more

The business case for a single-payer healthcare system in California

To the editor: George Skelton's March 12 column, "Villaraigosa is right, single-payer healthcare in California is a political pipe dream," hits me where it counts ... make for a competitive nightmare in this state. Americans are the only entrepreneurs ... read more

Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/22

Cross-posted from Sweatpants and Coffee Powerless I cried my way through most of the last Superman movie, Man of Steel. I couldn’t help it. So much of what I saw reminded me of my younger son. ... read more

Womanizing + Conglomeration

In cyberspace,, if it takes one more line to get it right, you can take one more line ... But it's worth it because of the brilliant candidate-picking judgment the state's caucusers have shown over the years. ... Update: Iowa ex-governor Tom Vilsack ... read more


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