Archive for February 1st, 2013

Late Night Video — Hillary Clinton Says Goodbye

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We’re really going to miss her, I think. This video is 8 minutes long and I apologize for the commercial at the beginning:

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What Happens When Americans Find Out That Social Security is Not In Trouble

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What Happens When Americans Find Out That Social Security is Not In Trouble

Today’s WONKBLOG has a great bit of reporting on a new survey from a group called the National Academy of Social Insurance, which conducted a survey of Americans and found that most Americans want to fix the long-term shortfall by raising the cap on contributions and they want to increase the benefits. Shockingly, Americans come to this conclusion once they learn (via this survey) that Social Security is not in immediate crisis. Which it isn’t.

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Friday Open Thread [2.1.2013]

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YAY! The weekend! Anyone got any special Superbowl party plans in the works? And those of you avoiding the Superbowl like the plague, sound off……

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Clinton calling out Republicans for not living in “an evidence-based world”

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Apparently riffing on my blog post about Republican economics being entirely faith-based, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her Benghazi critics have a loose grasp on reality.

“There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts,” Clinton told the Associated Press in her final one-on-one interview before she steps down from her post at the State Department on Friday. “They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable. It’s regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances.”

I hope this is going to be the Democrats overall theme for 2013 and beyond. It answers the GOP’s use of “elitism,” rallies the Democratic big tent to the unifying cause of rationality and is 100% accurate.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [2.1.13]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [2.1.13]

The St. Francis Renewal Center, on Prior Road in Brandywine Hundred.

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