12 May 2009

Health Care Financing: Profiting From Denial of Care Is Violence

A NYT editorial supports Chuck Schumer’s abominable compromise on the health care “public option,” which even without such emasculation would constitute an abominable compromise on nonprofit healthcare financing.

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04 May 2009

Call Senate Finance Committee Members Today and Protest Absence of Single-Payer Advocates on Healthcare Roundtables

The Finance Committee is convening three healthcare financing roundtables. Not one single-payer advocate was included at last month’s. Same for tomorrow’s. One more roundtable to go after that. Will the majority American opinion be heard? Call now.

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03 May 2009

Fairwell, Justice Souter; Welcome, Souter Commission

If there must be a truth commission, who better to lead it?

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29 Apr 2009

Prosecution Deters Retribution

A full investigation and prosecution of Bush-era crimes (including but not limited to torture) actually represents our last and best hope for preventing retribution by the genuinely aggrieved.

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06 Apr 2009

NYT Editorial Hallucinates ‘Nimble’ Private Health Insurance ‘Outperforming’ Medicare

A New York Times editorial supporting “public option” says “single payer” like it’s a bad thing.

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06 Apr 2009

OLC Memo Release Held Up by Johnsen/Koh Filibuster Threat?

Anonymous DOJ source tells Scott Horton that the real holdup to releasing the OLC torture memos is not the (continuing) objections of John Brennan but a Rethug Senate filibuster threat to the nominations of Dawn Johnsen and Harold Koh.

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04 Apr 2009

Isikoff’s Latest: Internal White House Firestorm Over OLC Memo Release

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff reports on vehement internal wrangling over release of 3 key torture memos.

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02 Apr 2009

Of Lines in the Sand, Pufferfish, and Health Financing Extremism

Why can’t moderates, liberals, and progressives be just as unembarrassed about a single payer health financing as Republicans are in defending an extremist status quo?

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17 Mar 2009

David Duke Appointed Secretary of State

The appointment of racist ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Foreign Minister casts US double standards in ever starker relief.

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06 Mar 2009

Toddlered Reasoning

One of these things is not like the other.

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