Monthly Archives: September 2009

Charity Cases

This weekend, the largest free clinic ever in the US was held in Houston’s Reliant Center: It’s an epidemic here in Texas and Harris County — people without health insurance. On Saturday, the uninsured lined up to get their needs … Continue reading

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Do you support “Cantor-Care?”

Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) participated in a town hall meeting hosted by the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Democratic Representative Bobby Scott also attended.  Together, they took questions from the audience regarding their position on health care reform.  The discussions were quite … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than an OK high school student?

If you remember your social studies and civics courses, you most probably are. From Oklahoma’s News 9: A thousand students were given 10 questions drawn from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services item bank. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must answer … Continue reading

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Perfect Example

It’s the day after a big speech (along with a story that goes beyond the speech), but I have found something that has moved me more than any politician ever could. NPR:  He’ll help you find your flight, and God.’ … Continue reading

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Education and the President

OK, I don’t get it. President Ronald Reagan addressed the classrooms of America in 1988, even taking questions from students and promoting his idea of lower taxes for all. President George H. W. Bush had a televised address to students … Continue reading

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Losing it

I’ve been on corticosteroids (Prednisone and an inaler-based steroid) for about a year.  I have noticed my weight varying wildly since then, even ballooning up 25 lbs. from what I was when this all started.  I have since lost 12 … Continue reading

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No place for a centrist

Brian Donohue of the New Jersey Star Ledger attended a town hall meeting with Rep. Frank Pallone (D) of New Jersey’s 6th district.  He filed this report: Can there be any room for a centrist at a health care reform town … Continue reading

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