- Sure it's probably just a scare tactic to drum up fundraising for the NRCC, but it still feels good to hear John Boehner say that there's a "one in three" chance that Democrats retake the House.
- In the unlikely event that the Supreme Court upholds Arizona's draconian immigration law, Chuck Schumer has our backs.
- The California legislature is looking out for gay people with SB 1172, which would require that anyone about to undergo so-called "ex-gay therapy" have to sign a waiver that states:
Having a lesbian, gay, or bisexual sexual orientation is not a mental disorder. There is no scientific evidence that any types of therapies are effective in changing a person’s sexual orientation. Sexual orientation change efforts can be harmful. The risks include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior.
Medical and mental health associations that oppose the use of sexual orientation change efforts include the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Republicans can demonize Obamacare all they like, but I think that people are going to like the $1.3 Billion in rebates they're going to get back this year from insurance companies that overcharged them under the law.
- 50% of Americans think their taxes are just right (47%) or too low (3%), which is probably going to undercut Republicans economic arguments.
- There are going to be two less Blue Dog Democrats, which beyond being a good thing in it's own right, sends a message to the rest.