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The ‘free market’ is why U.S. Internet is so dern slow

Fifteen years ago, it was hard to do internet anything in Europe. But the speed of the internet there is good now -- that is to say, so much better than it is here.

Love the Wall Street bailout? Try McCain on health insurance deregulation

Obama's campaign talked up a new TV spot about healthcare today, and it's a good one. The ad quotes a new article where John McCain says he'd like to deregulate health care "as we have done over the last decade with banking." Huh?! I assume the magazine had already gone to print when the banking industry came crashing down around us, but this quote could kill McCain — and numerous Americans, too, should he ever get his way.

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