Archives: 2009

Health Care Reform: People Already Have the Right to See a Doctor Without Charge

August 17th, 2009, No Comments

but some of us feel it ought to be a primary care physician first, instead of a coroner.

Barack Obama’s Op-Ed: Why We Need Health Care Reform

August 16th, 2009, No Comments

It is fitting that my 200th post to this blog be about President Obama’s op-ed column in today’s N.Y. Times regarding health care reform. My submitted comments to that forum were as follows in comment #567. Last time I looked, there were over 700 comments on this article. It is wonderful to see so many […]

Healthier Air Quality in Your Home – A Lifestyle Choice Indeed!

August 7th, 2009, No Comments

The American Medical Association informs us that our rates of poor health in this country are highly correlated with ‘life-style’. That message really refers to choices in diet, exercise and personal habits like drinking or smoking. Yet, that is just the tip of the iceberg if we really look at the science and listen to […]

Defining the United States by Economics – Do We Only Stand for Wealth?

July 28th, 2009, No Comments

Bob Herbert summed it up nicely in his column, “Chutzpah on Steroids” (7/14/09) in which he marvels at the engineers of our economic meltdown who now insist no meaningful oversight of their nefarious activities is required. Interesting choice of words for your title, Mr. Herbert. The rush to economic prosperity for the few is also […]

Injustice in the Appointment of Justices – Brooks on Judge Sotomayor

June 9th, 2009, No Comments

David Brooks voted against John McCain, fearing a continuation of disastrous policies. However, his rhetorical pandering to the sensibilities of the conservatives constitutes a great loss to the public. This major columnist cannot hope to assist in the reformation of a major political party while continuing to spout the precise viewpoints that abuse the rights […]

David Brooks and Judge Sotomayor – An Emotional Quandary or Political Pandering?

June 1st, 2009, No Comments

Aristotle is probably hiding under his ghostly bed after reading the celebration of illogic in David Brooks’ column, “The Empathy Issue”. It was clearly published in an attempt to encourage the public to see Judge Sotomayor’s candidacy for the Supreme Court as just another bid to place an emotional female in a venue really requiring […]

Are You Green or Merely Chartreuse?

May 27th, 2009, No Comments

Okay. I’ll admit it. Most of the environmentally ‘friendly’ magazines and many advocates of green society make my flesh crawl. They don’t know of what they speak because ‘trade secrets’ remain secret. The advertising these days is about what you won’t find in a product. I took Grist magazine to task on this topic after […]

Only YOU Can Prevent…

April 29th, 2009, No Comments

Forest Fires? No, we don’t need Smoky the Bear here but the same spirit of responsibility is required. Yes, you. If you witness someone in the forest dropping a lit match and do nothing, you burn along with the rest of the squirrels. I was reading Maureen Dowd’s latest commentary on the torture issue. Entitled, […]

The Newest Battle in Afghanistan Begins

April 16th, 2009, No Comments

The will to live freely is incredibly powerful and women in Afghanistan today are risking their lives to free themselves and their sisters. The battle will affect women in every country, including the United States. In today’s New York Times*, a courageous group of women held a protest against legislation, signed into law by President […]

Our Moral Compass Turns in Circles

April 11th, 2009, No Comments

We lost true North along the way Humanity Even for Non-Humans by Nicholas Kristof I applaud Mr. Kristof’s incredible bravery in his long and heartbreaking fight for the people of Darfur and other locales where genocide plays out before the eyes of the conscienceless nations of the globe. He forces us to see the consequences […]

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