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Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

By at December 17, 2014 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Practicing Subsidized Un-Medicine

Clutching newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag loaded with seeds in the other, my ersatz friend Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and two burly construction workers who were waiting for a bus, rushed past me, leaving me in a close and personal encounter with the […]

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AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

By at August 5, 2014 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

AIDS Advances May be Compromised by Legislative Inaction

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia may have found an entry-way to the cure for AIDS. Once the HIV virus enters the body it can lie dormant for years. It can also evolve into AIDS.  But, until now, it could never be removed. It’s far too early to claim an AIDS cure—there still has to […]

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Shuffling Federal Paperwork

By at October 16, 2013 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

Shuffling Federal Paperwork

The right-wing part of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, with John Boehner in the role of spineless lackey rather than courageous Speaker, has shut down much of the federal government. Eighty Republicans had signed a letter expressing their intent to shut down the government. It was a political act of defiance against government by people […]

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The No-News Media Cover a Royal Birth

By at July 31, 2013 | 10:03 am | 0 Comment

The No-News Media Cover a Royal Birth

Long after the American colonials broke away from the British monarchy, long after George Washington refused to take the title of “king,” Americans are still fascinated by anything British and royal. The media incessantly pumped out news and features about the royal birth. TV networks gave us several “special reports” when Kate Middleton checked into […]

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Holding the American People Hostage

By at March 18, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Holding the American People Hostage

Judges who wish to assure that a jury has no outside influence will sequester them. Legally, a sequestered jury is seized by authority and isolated from all outside influences. The jurors are escorted into and out of the courtroom. They aren’t allowed to read newspapers, listen to radio news, or watch TV news, ’lest they […]

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The No News News Media

By at February 4, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The No News News Media

There was a lot of news last week. Some of it was even reported by the news media. First, there was a football player from Notre Dame who either did or didn’t know that his girlfriend was or wasn’t real, but died sometime during the season. Six column headlines for several days announced the fraud. […]

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The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

By at August 25, 2011 | 9:09 am | 1 Comments

The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Let’s Get Personal

You have a credit card with a $25,000 limit. Because you have a good job, you only have $6,000 on the card, and routinely pay the monthly statement and a little extra on the principal. But then you decide you need a 52-inch high-def LCD TV screen to go into your “man cave,” and your […]

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Top Ten Debt Ceiling Compromises

By at July 24, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 26 Comments

Top Ten Debt Ceiling Compromises

10) Eliminate socialized medicine for House Republicans. 9) Outsource the Defense Department to Blackwater. 8) Replace school lunch program with free guns. 7) Merge Medicare with Space Shuttle program. 6) Cut funding to gay medical researchers. 5) Take a pledge to think for yourself. 4) Sell the CIA to Fox News. 3) Downsize Congress. 2) […]

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Congressional End Run

By at July 6, 2011 | 6:14 pm | 82 Comments

Congressional End Run

During the great debate over the Constitution – a seminal moment in human history – the Framers’ fears and anxieties about government were laid bare, including a near mortal dread over the accumulation of too much power in either the Executive or Judicial branches.  It was “self evident” to these former rebels and outlaws that […]

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Demanding KI from President Obama

By at May 10, 2011 | 1:58 pm | 2 Comments

Demanding KI from President Obama

A seismic push in Congress to get President Barack Obama to put the Nuclear “Emergency Pill” law into motion.
It’s been on the books since 2002 but has not been carried out.

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