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The gold standard public survey of the percentage of Americans who do and do not carry health insurance showed a clear increase in the number of insured in January and a clearer trend taking shape now in the latest March release. That amounts to between 3 and 4 million people newly insured.
In a Q&A I held yesterday at The Hive (sub req), a reader asked (in so many words), What is it about CPAC? Every year it totally takes over the political news space. There's wall to wall coverage. Netroots Nation, which is also held every year, and other progressive/Democratic oriented events just don't get anywhere near the attention. So why is that?
This is believed to be the first map of Africa, as a continent. "Africa" was originally a Roman term for the region of modern Tunisia and the western portion of Libya. The Arabs later adopted a similar definition. But this is the first known map of the new concept of Africa as a continent stretching from North Africa down to a southern tip that could be rounded and from which you could then sail on to India and Asia.
When you're ballsy and stupid enough to accuse a prominent African-American lawyer with a history of Civil Rights activism (Eric Holder) of "standing in the school house door" like George Wallace (perhaps the most iconic defense of racial segregation in American history), you always run the risk that that guy's sister-in-law might actually have been the young woman Wallace was blocking on that famous day in 1963.