Third Way Perspectives
Archive for March, 2010
March 29th, 2010
This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post.
Last Monday, a federal judge ordered al Qaeda member Mohamedou Slahi released from Guantanamo Bay. In response, Liz Cheney’s fear-mongering ultra-conservative group, Keep America Safe, tweeted “This is BAD.” Liz is right. This is bad, and it’s her father’s fault.
March 22nd, 2010
March 19th, 2010
This piece was originally published on Huffington Post.
Despite the fact that Americans spend at least $30 billion a year on diet pills and weight-loss products, one-third of American adults are obese, while one third of children are obese or overweight. Obesity-related health problems account for $150 billion in medical spending a year–or nine percent of our nation’s total medical costs.
March 19th, 2010
This piece was originally published in National Journal.
The wild card in the 2010 midterm campaign is spending — specifically, unrestricted spending by corporations, trade groups, and labor unions. In its January decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court overturned part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law as well as one of its own precedents in order to allow private groups to spend freely on campaigns right up to Election Day.
March 18th, 2010
This piece was originally published in Roll Call.
Even with Washington, D.C., consumed by fights over health care and jobs, President Barack Obama is still having to wage two real wars and the battle against an ongoing terrorist threat. A new poll says the public mostly approves how he is handling the security front.