Tag: health care reform

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Can taking the vitriol down a notch really prevent another tragedy like Tucson? Jon Cummings explores the state of our discourse - and his...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Partisan Bipartisanship

A couple of extraordinary things happened this past week. One was a big f’ing deal indeed, but the other was a bit more personal. As...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: How To Train Your Teafoxlican

We’re supposedly just three days away from the final House votes on health care, and still nobody’s sure how it’s going to go. If you...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Those Condescending Elites!

Just in time for last weekend’s National Tea Party convention – an event which will be remembered mostly for the way Sarah Palin had...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Boston Tea Party

Whether or not Democrats manage to salvage health care legislation, losing Ted Kennedy's seat is just desserts for their substantive and...

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Dw. Dunphy On… My First Heart Attack

It was the middle of the night in the middle of August. I was lying in my bed in the dark while imaginary ironworkers slammed steel hammers...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Polemical Porn

Here’s the thing about reading Ayn Rand: She forces you to think the way she does. Once you’ve immersed yourself in her black-and-white...

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Political Culture: The Healthcare Bill Stinks. Could You Please Pass It Already?

Ever since Al Franken parked his rear end in the Democrats’ 60th U.S. Senate seat, the conventional wisdom has held that no matter how...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Break Up the Yankees! (And the Insurance Companies!)

It's baseball playoff time, which has Jon Cummings venting his annual Yankees rage -- and, oddly enough, thinking about public healthcare....

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Political Culture: Seeing the Best (and Worst) in One Another

Can liberals and conservatives still see the best in one another, or is intelligent political discourse a thing of the past? Jon Cummings...

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Political Culture: Gimme Some Truth

The words were spoken in London, casually, almost flippantly, and were directed at an audience that was sure to treat them in the spirit...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Think Win-Win!

I hate corporate jargon at least as much as the next person, and “Think Win-Win!” is one of many good reasons to be...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Rational Regulation

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/d6vjrzUplWU" width="600" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" / The health-care...