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What Do Presidential Debates and Colonoscopies Have in Common?

At some point, each additional GOP Presidential debate becomes just a bigger pain in the … But science shows us that the last debate before a vote—and the last memorable event in the last debate—is paramount to how we remember the entire event. In fact, memorable moments at the end, not consistent performance throughout, determine who wins and who loses. In this awesome TED talk, Nobel winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explains the weird difference between our experiencing selves and our remembering selves. Read more →

Choosing Battles

For the record, I do not apologize for focusing on the most important battles facing self-government since the American Revolution. Earlier this week, McGraw Milhaven of 550 KTRS criticized Tea Partyers for not opposing Missouri legislation, introduced by and championed by Republicans, that will force insurance companies to cover treatment for children diagnosed with Autism and associated conditions. (I personally oppose this legislation, by the way.) Before that, a few Tea Partyers criticized me and others on facebook for not doing “enough” to support the Missouri Healthcare Free Choice act, which recently passed both the House and the Senate. Read more →

Ensuring Liberty Congressional Town Hall

Over at Ensuring Liberty, we held our first Congressional Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 11. In case you missed it, Reps Michele Bachmann and Steve King discussed Senator Dodd’s proposed financial takeover bill with thousands of Americans. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6AvG1HVcDE&color1;=0xb1b1b1&color2;=0xd0d0d0&hl;=en_US&feature;=player_embedded&fs;=1&hl;=en] Segment 1 of May 11 Ensuring Liberty Town Hall Ensuring Liberty plans to team up with Bachmann, King, and many other conservative House members throughout 2010 and beyond. We want to bring your voices to their ears—again, and again. Read more →

Ensuring Liberty: Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Michele Bachmann

House Conservative Rock Star, Michele Bachmann, will hold a virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 Central, and 5:00 Pacific. REGISTER NOW! Representative Bachmann will discuss the Dodd Financial Reform Bill currently in debate in the U. S. Senate. Today’s Wall Street rollercoaster ride should remind everyone of the disaster caused by government intervention in the housing market through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more →