Digby

Digby is the pseudonym of progressive political blogger Heather Parton from Santa Monica, California who founded the blog Hullabaloo.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:30pm
The Mind-Boggling Libertarian Legal Game Plan to Repeal Obamacare
Dave Weigel explains something that I had not fully understood before --- the Obamacare repeal legal game plan: At least 4 million people, who signed up for Obamacare in states that chose not to set up exchanges (or in the case of Oregon, tried and failed to set up their own), are currently...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:50am
Democracy and the Christie Phenomenon
This piece by Arun Gupta gets to something important about our American “democracy”:
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Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 9:40am
The Reemergence of the Democratic Left (Started Some Time Ago)
E.J. Dionne makes an interesting argument today designed specifically for the Village.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 11:36am
Why Privacy? 'The Power of Mind Over Mind'
I've noticed over the last few years that it's fairly common to pooh-pooh the concept of privacy. "It's dead already", who needs it, if you've got nothing to hide, etc. In this Facebook world in which people eagerly share every thought that passes through their minds, it almost seems quaint. But it isn't. Privacy is fundamental to being a human being.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:35pm
What Do They Really Want, Part XXIV
Remember when we all assumed that sequestration could never hold and they’d just have to pull the plug and negotiate a reasonable budget when the going got tough? Yeah, that’s worked out for us. I’m going to suggest that we all (myself included) stop assuming that reality must bite and start to figure out where this is actually likely to lead.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:24am
GOP: Crazy Like Foxes
I think one of the major misunderstandings (willful, in many cases) of this budget mess is that it’s about Republicans just running around willy-nilly screaming “nonononono” like toddlers having a temper tantrum. I know it looks that way, but that’s not what’s happening. This is a strategy.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:21pm
The Oxymoron of the Day: 'Humanitarian War' in Syria
"I would argue that when I see 400 children subjected to gas, over 1,400 innocent civilians dying senselessly . . . the moral thing to do is not to stand by and do nothing.” --- President Obama earlier today That's very compelling.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:13am
Why Are Seniors Changing? (Take A Look At Who They Are…)
David wrote about this Carville-Greenberg polling memo showing that seniors seem to be changing their minds about policy and the GOP. Its summary starts like this:
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Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 8:37am
This Really is Big Brother: The Leak Nobody's Noticed
This McClatchy piece (written by some of the same people who got the Iraq war run-up story so right while everyone else got it wrong) is as chilling to me as anything we've heard over the past few weeks about the NSA spying. In fact, it may be worse:
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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:02pm
It’s Official: A Democratic President Proposes to Cut Social Security
Mark this day. For the first time in history , a Democratic president has officially proposed to cut the Democratic Party’s signature New Deal program, Social Security:
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