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Michael Corcoran

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Michael Corcoran is a freelance writer based in Boston who has been published by The Boston Globe, The Nation, Common Dreams, Alternet, CBSNews.com, Campus Progress, Blast Magazine, and Extra!.

His work, focusing largely on foreign policy, the media and healthcare, can be found at: www.michaelcorcoran.blogspot.com

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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 23, 2009
How Obama Fooled the Left Just a week removed from Barack Obama's much anticipated speech about healthcare reform, one can hardly deny the shrewdness of our new president's rhetorical skills. This is not a good thing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Limits of the Debate on Single-payer Healthcare Finally the New York Times mentions single-payer -- but only to have David Brooks dismiss it without evidence.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Left's Public Health Option Problem Obama and liberals are fighting for a psuedo "public option" to compete with private insurers. Given the failure of similar programs in states, single-payer should not be thrown aside for this battle.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2009
Shared Complicity: The Tragedy of the Pelosi/CIA Affair The Democrats, sadly, find themselves burdened by their own complicity to Bush's sinister policies.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2008
The Left & the Barack Obama phenomenon: the good, the bad and the empty. There are several reasons why the left should be excited about the Obama Phenomenon -- namely the grassroots support that has enabled it to succeed -- but his policy positions are not among them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2007
Forgotten History: Sabra and Chatila 25 years later 25 years since the massacre at Sabra and Chatilla massacre, Michael Corcoran and Stephen Maher reflect on this event and how it has been erased from history, and absent from public debate in the US.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 12, 2007
On the Times, Human Rights Watch and Israel. Why is the New York Times downplaying the latest Human Rights Watch report that blames Israel's actions for civilian deaths in Lebanon last summer?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Absurdity of Modern Discourse: Democrats and Gay Marriage This article laments the leading Democratic presidential contenders for their opposition to gay marriage.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 17, 2007
The Politics of Impeachment Why impeachment is not just a moral imperative for the Democrats in Congress, but also a smart political move.
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2007
The Other Reason to Oppose Hillary Clinton This article argues that Hillary Clinton's affiliation with the DLC is reason enough to oppose her candidacy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
Hasta la vista, single-payer movement? This article argues that the latest state health care proposals will fall short of universal coverage, and that progressives should push for a single-payer system while health care is in the news cycle.

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