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Last week, President-elect Barack Obama launched a Web site with detailed information about his plans for technology, Iraq, and health care policies.  

Now they’re gone.

 

http://www.change.gov/

http://www.gao.gov/transition_2009/

Obamas Speech fingerpointhttp://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/18/obama.transcript/index.html

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May 5, 2008 issue of Newsweek

 

‘Questions for Obama’ by George F. Will

 

“Senator, concerning the criteria by which you will nominate judges, you said: ‘We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African- American, or gay, or disabled, or old.’ Such sensitivities might serve an admirable legislator, but what have they to do with judging? Should a judge side with whichever party in a controversy stirs his or her empathy? Is such personalization of the judicial function inimical to the rule of law? 

. You say, ‘The insurance companies, the drug companies, they’re not going to give up their profits easily when it comes to health care.’ Why should they? Who will profit from making those industries unprofitable? When pharmaceutical companies have given up their profits, who will fund pharmaceutical innovations, without which there will be much preventable suffering and death? What other industries should ‘give up their profits’?

 

. ExxonMobil’s 2007 profit of $40.6 billion annoys you. Do you know that its profit, relative to its revenue, was smaller than Microsoft’s and many other corporations’? And that reducing ExxonMobil’s profits will injure people who participate in mutual funds, index funds and pension funds that own 52 percent of the company?

 

. You say John McCain is content to ‘watch [ Americans’] home prices decline.’ So, government should prop up housing prices generally? How? Why? Were prices ideal before the bubble popped? How does a senator know ideal prices? Have you explained to young couples straining to buy their first house that declining prices are a misfortune?

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