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PAUL KRUGMAN GOP BUDGET
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) joins other members of the House GOP leadership for a brief news media availability after a Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | Getty

The big bad event of last week was, of course, the Supreme Court hearing on health reform. In the course of that hearing it became clear that several of the justices, and possibly a majority, are political creatures pure and simple, willing to embrace any argument, no matter how absurd, that serves the interests of Team Republican.

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