About health care, dispelling some myths.

Lately, we have had an influx of libertarians arguing that health care in the United States is bad, but not nearly so bad as in "socialist" countries and that what we really need is to allow the free-market to work. I know, seriously, have they been asleep for the last 8 years? Anyway, I wanted to dispel some of the myths that were brought up and also just talk a little bit about some health care facts. Warning, Giant Graphic after the break.

Pictures of North Carolina's Dirty Little Secret

I was looking at this blog post on the front page of Daily Kos with a big picture of Virginia, saying:

I have my doubts that that will ever happen, but it will be interesting to watch as the GOP implodes on their way to being a regional party with pockets of strength outside the South – and unless they get their act together the South won't always be a haven for them.

Well, the South's best-kept, dirty, little secret after the break.

Tuesday's undeniable progressive message?

Chris Fitzsimon weighs in with an upbeat analysis of the election.

People in North Carolina want things to be different in Washington and don't want to turn the state over to politicians more obsessed with taxes and stoking anti-religious fears than they are with improving education, expanding access to health care, and helping people who are struggling to find a job and keep their homes. That's the message from Tuesday's election in North Carolina.

The Charlotte Curse?

For a bunch of smart writers, the folks who run the editorial page at the Charlotte branch of the News and Observer still don't get it. In this morning's editorial, they lament the Charlotte "curse" as they scratch their heads and wonder what happened to Mayor McCrory.


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