Towards Health Care For All

Starting with Monday’s panel, “Health Care For All: The Plan to Get There,” during Take Back America we’re talking about health care. Every day. It’s obvious why. Health care is […]
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A Well Oiled Insurgency

In a previous post last week I alluded to the news that right now Iraq has something we haven’t had in a while: a budget surplus. Apparently, oil revenues are […]
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The Society of the Owned, Pt. 6: Just Drop Off the Key

When free market fundamentalists like those in the Bush administration start at federal government action, after two interest rate cuts didn’t do much to stall stop the economy sliding into […]
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Hiding (From) The Truth

So, say you’re the Bush administration. If you’ve invaded a country and launched an occupation that’s cost thousands of American lives, untold Iraqi lives, and shattered others, and left some […]
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Complacent Conservatism

A new study suggests that conservatives are happier than liberals. But before conservatives start gloating, there’s something else to consider. Being happy is a cinch, if you can rationalize not caring about injustice and inequality.
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The Society of the Owned: The Rage of a Middle Class

Part Five of a series. Something’s happening out there. It’s happening quietly in some places and not-so-quietly in others. It’s happening around kitchen tables and in living rooms across the […]
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The Society of the Owned: Caught in the Middle

Part Four of a series. Let’s return, once more, to our metaphorical intersection from parts two and three of the series. Except, where we once imagined a doomed pedestrian just […]
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The Society of the Owned: Deeper In Debt

Part Three of a series. Let’s return to our metaphorical street corner from the previous post, because to understand the current economic crisis it might help to consider how many […]
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Health Care Reforms Americans Want

It’s rare that Americans speak up and speak clearly about what we want, and that Washington has in hand a plan that delivers it. In its latest issue, Consumer Reports […]
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The Society of the Owned: Under the Bus

Part Two of a series. Consider this scenario. You’re standing at a busy street corner when you see someone about to step off the curb right into the path of […]
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The Society of the Owned

Part One of a series. When George W. Bush first spoke of “the ownership society,” he led most Americans to believe, and many did believe, that he was talking about […]
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Katrina on the Potomac

There are natural disasters and man-made disasters. There are those who look upon the aftermath of disaster and see things as they should be. We call them conservatives. As I […]
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1,900 Years of Salmonella

(With apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.) It began with Veggie Booty. Or rather, I should say, it ended with Veggie Booty. As was my habit, I’d tossed it into the […]
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A Very Basic Failure

Everyone has heard at least one “health care nightmare” story, like the death of 17-year-old Nataline Sarkysian hours after her insurance company approved coverage a liver transplant after repeated denials. […]
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Katrina: Conservatism’s Catastrophic Success

It’s been a long time since I blogged about Katrina or its aftermath. But I was reminded of it by the steady stream of Katrina-related headlines I’ve been reading lately. […]
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The “Invisible Hand” Goes Toy Shopping

This weekend was our son’s fifth birthday, and we tried something different for his birthday party this year: no toys. Instead we had a book exchange. Each kid brought a […]
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