Dish Independence II

Below are our posts regarding the Dish going independent, beginning with the launch of our new site on Feb 4, 2013. To catch up on the first Dish Independence thread, which ran from Jan 2, 2013 – Feb 3, 2013, click here. Mon Feb 4, 2013 – 12.24am: Migration Explained How a blog transitions from … Continue reading Dish Independence II

Dish Independence

Below are our posts regarding the Dish going independent, beginning with Andrew’s original announcement on January 2 and then followed by our coverage of the resulting commentary and conversation among readers and the blogosphere. To skip to the more detailed explanation of “The Dish Model” click here. Join us as a founding member here. Another … Continue reading Dish Independence

Hurricane Irene

The following is our coverage 2011’s Hurricane Irene. Fri Aug 26, 2011 – 10:48am: How Bad Could Irene Be? by Patrick Appel Nate Silver prepares for the worst: According the model, a hurricane with wind speeds of about 100 miles per hour — making it a “weak” Category 2 storm — might cause on the order of … Continue reading Hurricane Irene

Romney Unplugged

Below is all the Dish coverage of the fallout over the secretly taped video of Mitt Romney making disparaging remarks about 47% of Americans. You can also skip to a specific day’s coverage: Tues 9/18, Wed 9/19, Thu 9/20, Fri 9/21. Monday, September 17, 2012 Mon Sep 17, 2012 – 6:39pm: Suddenly, his decision to pick a disciple of … Continue reading Romney Unplugged

Live-Blogging SCOTUS’ ACA Ruling: Broccoli Wins!


[Re-posted from earlier today. Extensive coverage after the jump.]

1.12 pm. Normal blogging will resume shortly. My take on this morning's drama: for millions of people, this will mean one thing. They will have an opportunity to purchase healthcare that would otherwise be denied them because of a pre-existing condition or simply lack of means to buy it. This has been done through the private health insurance sector along lines many Republicans were proud of until very recently. And this is a good thing.

The fact that there is no constitutional issue in doing this federally, as opposed to by the states, also removes Mitt Romney's only argument in defense of his own almost identical law in Massachusetts. And so the GOP candidate will be running against his own record in his own state on no rational grounds whatever. And against a Chief Justice appointed by George W. Bush.

But that matters less to me than that someone in America who once had to suffer in silence may now get some help to tackle her health issues. For me, that's a moral principle. Much more needs to be done, specifically in restraining healthcare costs and reforming Medicare. But the core beginning of this process will be getting everyone in the same boat. That now seems unstoppable. So Obama's first term remains historic. And his re-election to cement this change essential.