Category: NY Times

The Repeal of Life

January 20th, 2011, 1 Comment

The New York Times published their tepid account of the actions of the House of Representatives actions to pass a ‘repeal’ of health care even though all involved knew that it would not become law. Where is the outrage? Why is the bid to remove, rather than improve health care for the masses considered to […]

Voting Booths are Not Houses of Worship

January 9th, 2011, 1 Comment

Charles Blow of the NY Times wrote a column about religious affiliation being a requirement for those aspiring to hold political office. His research spoke to the fact that huge numbers of Americans are ‘unaffiliated’ with any religious organization, regardless of their theology. Mr. Blow admirably points out the unfairness of the unaffiliated being forced […]

Fixing America Ltd.; How is it Supposed to Work?

November 25th, 2010, 2 Comments

The recent conviction of terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani proved that citizens can effectively implement justice in a system intended to be managed by civilians, preventing the military from ever taking supremacy over a government, “…of the people, by the people, for the people.”. The question remains why this normal judicial process was so long delayed. […]

Pesticides: A Form of Eco(nomic) Terrorism

September 21st, 2010, 3 Comments

The New York Times reported a horrendous crime perpetrated upon young girls and their teachers in Afghanistan over a period of years, in the form of poisoning. Compounds commonly found in pesticides known as organophosphates (or “OP’s”) were applied to school buildings housing female students and mass illnesses occurred, while village authorities relegated the ailments […]

Derailing Discussion about Jobs:

September 6th, 2010, No Comments

All you have to do is bring up the phrase, “Free Market Economy”. Bob Herbert’s column, “Of Janitors and Kings” was, as usual, a fascinating commentary about our society from the vantage point of newly unemployed, low-wage workers. Most interesting is the information which wasn’t printed. We don’t know why this Goliath corporation needed to […]

Legislating titles: “Justice” or “Ms.” Kagan?

July 24th, 2010, No Comments

It used to be that the ‘litmus tests’ in confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justices were about whether candidates were prone to narrow versus broad interpretations of constitutional doctrines. How closely do the original words of the framers of that document approach current issues and customs which might fall under court scrutiny? These days, the […]

HuMan History: Women’s Suffering Can’t Change It

July 21st, 2010, No Comments

This is the second of three recent Op-Ed columns from the New York Times which are being examined for their common view that the history of men, plural or singular, can somehow be ‘re-written’ by women. Far from the image of an objective reporter, Nicholas Kristoff is a journalist immersed in documenting the moral failures […]

The History of HuMans

July 20th, 2010, No Comments

Readers are directed to this post introducing three NY Times columns about seemingly unrelated issues. However, there is certainly a common thread to be seen. If we connect the dots between Kristoff’s views and suggestions about the Middle East with the latest local ‘star’ scandal surrounding Mel Gibson, you see a pattern emerging of huMan […]

Alzheimer’s: Disease or Distraction?

July 14th, 2010, No Comments

An article appearing in today’s NY Times by Gina Kolata (“Rules Seek to Expand Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s“) was naturally disturbing to me. This article didn’t read, “Rules Seek Earlier Detection of Central Nervous System Damage” but named a particular form of pre-senile dementia and, of course, only one way to combat the inevitable decline – […]

A ‘Public Option’ Means Independent Scrutiny of Medical Research

July 6th, 2010, No Comments

A recent editorial in the New York Times tallied up statistics from more than 225,000 elderly diabetics taking Avandia or anther drug called Actos. These statistics were available to the public, courtesy of Medicare insurance being available to these patients. It appears to confirm the findings of another study that Avandia patients have a significantly […]

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