Tag Archives: Medicaid Expansion

Ridding the Nation of Moral Hazard

Nothing is over until it’s over, and even if it’s over, it really isn’t over. Republicans didn’t have the votes to stop the Affordable Care Act from passing in 2010. They didn’t have the votes to repeal it in 2011. … Continue reading

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What Happens Next

It’s simple human nature to wonder what happens next, given what’s happening now, which is why there is science fiction, speculative fiction for an anxious public – but the flying saucers from the tacky black-and-white low-budget fifties movies never showed … Continue reading

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Not the Crime

They say it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up, and everyone knows that refers to Richard Nixon and that Watergate business. That cost him the presidency, not because he approved the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate … Continue reading

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Celebrating Disruption

After twenty years one becomes jaded. Hollywood just doesn’t seem that exciting, and the Sunset Strip is just irritating, at least at night. It’s the traffic, and the places people have decided they really must go. The Laugh Factory is … Continue reading

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The Innate Tin Ear

The lack of relative pitch, the inability to distinguish between musical notes is almost always innate – not due to any lack of musical training or education – and this has kept many a young would-be musician from his or her dreams. Tone … Continue reading

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Regarding That Impossible Dream

France has given us centuries of brilliant thinkers, and Italy gave us all those wonderful operas, and Germany gave us Nazis and Wagner, but Spain never did toss in all that much. Picasso moved to Paris as fast as he … Continue reading

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Running on Spite

National character is probably no more than an accident of geography and a common language, and perhaps a shared agreement on what’s good to eat and what isn’t, but it seems fixed. Everyone knows the French are arrogant, or maybe … Continue reading

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