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Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions

March 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions · Courts and the Law, Health Care, Politics

We are now well into this session of Congress. The Senate has already begun a pace of filibusters that will exceed that of the last session, which was already double the highest number ever. It is very clear. The Neoconservatives are committed not to the constituents who elected them but to large industrial corporations, or […]

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Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform · Economics, Health Care, Politics

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. Yes, indeed. It was the best of times for the health care industry in 2009. And the worst of times for their customers. And it continues in 2010. Let’s get right to it. Wellpoint, UnitedHealth Group, Cigna, Aetna and Humana…the top five health […]

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Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World?

February 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World? · Health Care, Politics

I am sure that Senator Mitch McConnell, whom some pundit called, I believe, a “turtle-hybrid” recently feels that he has accomplished quite a bit for his Party this last year. The Neoconservatives, despite repeated and repeated and frustratingly, boringly repeated efforts by the President to have them join in, be part of the government of […]

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What’s the Matter with Massachusetts?

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

Scott Brown, the Republican member of the Massachusetts state legislature, who appeared nude in Cosmopolitan Magazine, is the new Senator from Massachusetts. He claims to be something like a Republican-Independent-Populist-Neoconservative-tea-bagger. His claim to populism is apparently that he owns a pickup truck. He apparently also likes baseball and football, as did George W. Bush. In […]

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Down to the Wire on Health Care Reform

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Down to the Wire on Health Care Reform · Culture, Health Care, Politics

Americans used to be winners. Now we are losers. The current crop of middle-aged Americans are so far from reality that it almost makes a grown man…of which there are fewer and fewer…cry. We started out a year ago electing a man as President who said that he would initiate the process of creating a […]

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How About This: Reform or Die!

December 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on How About This: Reform or Die! · General, Health Care, Politics

Of course, we’re all going to die some day anyway. But health care reform and Republican, that is Neoconservative Obstructionist, opposition, have a lot to do with how soon we’ll die. And what about the death knell for the private health insurance lobby? The appearance of the grim reaper has sent the health insurance business […]

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Health Care

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care · Economics, Health Care

Over the next month…we hope and expect…the Senate will debate health care. That is, they will try to pass the reform of health care and health insurance and a whole new system of health care delivery for Americans. They will debate the so-called Obama plan, the health care plan of the Democratic Party. There is […]

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Turncoat Lieberman, Bought By Health Insurance Companies

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Turncoat Lieberman, Bought By Health Insurance Companies · Health Care, Politics

The clear message is that Senator Joseph Lieberman, like Duke Cunningham and others, including Senator John McCain of Arizona, has now taken his former respected status and sold his character and reputation to the highest bidder. In Lieberman’s case, his reputation was earned as a supporter in his early career of issues such as civil […]

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Republicans Have Become the Lunatic Fringe

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans Have Become the Lunatic Fringe · Culture, Media, Politics

When Joe Wilson, who is thus far the GOP Representative from South Carolina, called the President a liar and was quickly found to be himself a liar, something happened that was quite significant. A wound was re-opened that may not soon be closed. How serious was Rep. Wilson’s mistake? For him, it was quite serious. […]

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