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SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 The Nation of Refugees
Although it isn't hard to gather five or six stories from the news services, week after week there's less and less news about the floods in Pakistan and the earthquake in Haiti, and almost all of it is beginning to sound more or less the same. Aid is inadequate, both governments are ineffective, and millions of their former citizens are gradually disappearing into the twilight zone of an international nation of refugees.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 17, 2010 Bongo! The Bipartisan Plan for Single-Payer Healthcare
The jump of 4.3 million uninsured is the largest one-year increase on record and would have been much higher - over 10 million - had there not been a huge expansion of public coverage, primarily Medicaid, to an additional 5.8 million people.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Racing to the Bottom with Phony "Two-Party" Politics
The Republican platform of yesterday is the Democratic platform of today, and the Republican platform of today is a previously inconceivable further reversion toward the dog-eat-dog primitivism of 19th Century robber-barons and the miserable impoverishment of almost all of us.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 The Blimpie at Ground Zero
Unlike most of my left-wing friends, I can totally sympathize with right-wing protests about the "Mosque at Ground Zero," because I felt exactly the same way when they built a Blimpie at 30 John Street, only two blocks away from the World Trade Center!
SHARE Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Tea-Sucker Manifesto
The Wall Street Journal is currently displaying "A Tea Party Manifesto" at the top of its website, and this thing includes a declaration of war on the Republican Party.
The tea party movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.