From a personal perspective, this would be a godsend:
Senate Democrats are discussing the idea of expanding Medicare by lowering the age at which the elderly could enter the government-run insurance program, Democratic sources on the Hill tell the Huffington Post.
Because where else would we get populist linky goodness daily?
The Most Underreported Health Reform Story Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review
Aetna Forcing 600,000-Plus To Lose Coverage In Effort To Raise Profits Huffington Post (hat tip reader John D)
Bowers gets tetchy, and gives others the model for setting up a "progressive" organization. The subtext: "See if you can do it better, assholes!"
But obviously, if you care about policy results, the model is broken -- Exhibit A, the health care debacle and the "progressive" access bloggers who did so much to enable it -- so why is Bowers propagating it? To spread the despair around?
If the spinning globe causes you problems, you can turn it off in from the Update My Account link at top right. Look for "Block Configuration" and uncheck Globe.
["Fail" depends on what your metric for success is. As a fundraising device, Jane's thread is an obvious fail, but the comment thread makes it clear that wasn't what the post was about anyhow. --lambert] Read more about Designed to fail. And did.
(Matthew 25:35). Oh well:
A judge has threatened to sentence an Arizona man to 25 days in prison for leaving jugs of water in the desert for illegal immigrants.
It's like we're living in 18th C England, or something. I mean, what next?
He gives 'em a loaf of bread and gets his hand chopped off? Read more about I was thirsty and you gave me water