Opponents of health care reform claim that America has “the best health care in the world,” arguing that changing the present system threatens our nation’s primacy. This argument is so unfounded, so completely contradicted by reality as to raise my frustration and blood pressure to levels I hadn’t experienced since Alberto Gonzales last testified before … Continue reading A Fairly Clear Explanation Of Why People Like Sen. Tom Coburn Can Claim that America Has the Best Health Care in the World, Despite the Body of Evidence Against That Claim (In Which I Refer to Rush Limbaugh With Approval)
News from the Massachusetts State House — Marriage is Safe!
I'm proud that Massachusetts took the lead in recognizing the right to marry for same sex couples. The Massachusetts Supreme Court recognized that right on May 17, 2004. Despite dire predictions, the sky has stayed right where it is, and I’m not aware of any heterosexuals filing for divorce on the grounds that their … Continue reading News from the Massachusetts State House — Marriage is Safe!
The Lie at the Heart of Gonzales v. Carhart
By now, most people are aware of the summary holding in Gonzales v. Carhart: for the first time since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court left standing a law proscribing a particular abortion procedure without an exception to safeguard a woman’s health. Standing alone, this is a terrible result, but understanding how the decision was … Continue reading The Lie at the Heart of Gonzales v. Carhart
Cheney’s Empty Argument On Iraq
Using meaningless language is a standard tool of politics, brought to high art by the present administration. Dick Cheney has added a new gloss on the old game, repeating an old argument about Iraq that has lost all meaning. Here's the way Cheney put it recent speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2007 … Continue reading Cheney’s Empty Argument On Iraq
A Veteran Blogs From Inside Walter Reed
The blog is called "This Veteran's Life" and is required reading for anyone interested in the Walter Reed Hospital debacle.
Speak out on General Pace’s disgraceful comments!
General Peter Pace, the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced on Monday his personal opinion that simply being a gay or lesbian person is immoral, and that the military should therefore continue to refuse gays and lesbians the opportunity to serve in the military. Well, to be more precise, he supports the official … Continue reading Speak out on General Pace’s disgraceful comments!