Category Archives: Politics
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
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
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
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
A letter to the President
My wife has sent the following letter to President Obama: Dear Mr. President, My name is Jennene and I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. RA can also cause … Continue reading
Roger and “Death Panels”
I will assume everyone knows the film critic Roger Ebert. He nearly died from bone cancer in his jaw. He has two good articles reflecting his opinion of health care reform and those who oppose it. His first, “Death Panels.” … Continue reading
For me this is a season of hope — new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few — new hope. And this is the cause of my life — new hope … Continue reading
Dying for affordable health care
From the UK Guardian: In the furious debate gripping America over the future of its health system, one voice has been lost amid the shouting. It is that of a distinguished gynaecologist, aged 67, called Dr Joseph Manley. For 35 … Continue reading
Against the Public option? What about Medicare?
This Washington Post article highlights what I view as the big hypocrisy in this whole partisan effort to sink the “public option:” We already have a big, government run health system: Medicare. And most people, including Republicans, don’t want Medicare … Continue reading
Who’s behind the protests?
McClatchy News has an interesting article on who is behind all the protests against health care. Here’s a sample: Conservatives for Patients’ Rights is led by health care entrepreneur Rick Scott, the co-founder of Solantic urgent care walk-in centers, which … Continue reading