Category Archives: Socialized Medicine

No Argument There

For political junkies and policy wonks, and those odd ducks who are both, there’s usually that moment when they say to themselves “Well, THAT’S interesting” – and they pump out their syndicated or local column, or their devastatingly insightful blog … Continue reading

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Arguing Over the Oddest Things

It’s become a surreal absurdist game – like a Beckett play rewritten by Tom Stoppard – while waiting for Godot, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, or realize they are, and maybe always have been – soon to be a major … Continue reading

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Churchill Weeps

Some found it tiresome that George Bush was endlessly comparing himself to Winston Churchill: The president admires the wartime British prime minister so much that he keeps what he calls “a stern-looking bust” of Churchill in the Oval Office. “He … Continue reading

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Slapping Down the Invisible Hand

Change may be in the air. Conor Friedersdorf, subbing for Andrew Sullivan at the Atlantic, decided it was time to quote Eric Hoffer in The True Believer: When people are ripe for a mass movement, they are usually ripe for … Continue reading

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Welcome To California, Everybody

You know how things are put – it’s the day of reckoning, or the chickens have come home to roost, or some such thing. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday, June 2, 2009, was California’s Day of Reckoning – in an eleven … Continue reading

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Figuring Them Out

Gandalf said it – “Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.” The same thing goes for political … Continue reading

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