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Scrutiny Hooligans takes on the latest religious extremism with a reminder of Colin Powell’s words in 2008.

The “drug industry practice of paying off generic competitors of expensive brand-name drugs to delay access to low-cost generics” got a boost this week from a federal court. HPH argues legislative action will be needed to eliminate this collusive practice, promote competition and keep drug prices down for consumers.

Josh Marshall at TPM points out that the Koran burning extremists need to be seen in the light of the “whole climate of hate speech and anti-Muslim agitation from the Newt Gingriches and the Sarah Palins and the rest of them…”

Dawn Horner at Georgetown details the new patient’s rights provisions that go into effect on September 23rd, including elimination of lifetime dollar limits on coverage, denial of coverage because of a child’s pre-existing condition and parents being able to designate pediatrician’s as their child’s primary care provider.

Over at BlueNC some thoughts on the upcoming election.

Finally, for Rob, Consumer Reports goes back in time to compare a 1970 Mustang Boss 302 with a 2011 Ford Mustang V6.

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