For those interested in the analytical side of universal health care challenges, a fascinating comprehensive series of articles on the current state and future prospects for health care in China is now available online from The Lancet (simple registration required). Read below the fold...
hiladelphia, PA The Delegates’ Assembly of District 1199C, Philadelphia Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (AFSCME), voted unanimously October 8th to endorse HR 676, the national single payer health care bill introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D MI).
Poor little Michelle Bachmann! In spite of direct evidence (as in, her actual comments recorded by a camera during her interview with, of all people, Chris Matthews) to the contrary, The Honorable Michelle wants you to know she "Never called all liberals anti-American."
No, actually. Just, you know, the ones in Congress, and any who associate with Barack Obama. Now, what this tells me about her grasp of reality is... well, she hasn't got one.
Hasn’t the public suffered enough from the actual Andrew Sullivan? Defending Bush, avoiding Campaign 2000, Josh makes himself a Serious Person. But you can’t build a progressive politics by respecting the need of people like this to shape-shift the recent past.
Josh wants to be a Serious Person. It’s time for Josh to go.
Because, best case, that's how long the next President will have to get anything done, before the horserace takes over again. Worst case, it'll be what's a progressive agenda for 11/4-6/08, 'cause the horserace will never relinquish power.
What should we look for?
Well, first and foremost, getting GIs out of Iraq.
Medicare for everybody.
Pass the ERA -- a constitutional amendment barring all discrimination against any person, period.
Remember Neel Kashkari*, the Goldman Sachs "creative class" gofer who's running the trillion dollar bailout for Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson's golfing buddies at the big banks? Read below the fold...