Tag Archives: Medicaid

Nine Tenths of the Law

At the moment, in the other room, the final college football game of the year is murmuring away on the television. Actually it’s being played ten or so miles east, at the Rose Bowl over in Pasadena – the faint … Continue reading

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Turn Out the Lights

Long ago, in a world few remember, there was this fellow, Don Meredith – the former quarterback who was the loose and happy guy to Howard Cosell’s acerbic critic of everything on Monday Night Football. There’s no need to recall how very strange … Continue reading

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Losing Track in the Heat

A massive drought, the worst since the Dust Bowl years of the thirties, and the hottest July ever recorded with more of the same in August, and the Mississippi River shrinking to the point where soon no one will be … Continue reading

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Early Weirdness

It wasn’t supposed to get this weird this soon – it’s only the middle of August and neither party has had its convention. After each convention, where what everyone knows what will happen does happen – this year the Republicans … Continue reading

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