One of my first employers after I moved to Washington, D.C., enrolled us in a Kaiser health maintenance organization. I loved it. I thought it was effective and efficient, convenient and caring.
Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation Alexander Cockburn,longtime Nation columnist, radical journalist, unwavering voice of dissent,RIP, 1941-2012. So I’m laying in bed checking Twitter, and the above comes across. I didn’t know Mr. Cockburn, and I wish his family the best in their time of healing. But what struck me about this is the “unwavering voice of dissent” part. I think this is what gets liberals off on the wrong track a lot.
I can safely say – now that it has come to fruition, of course –I was the very first person in the world to predict Roger Clemens would be acquitted.
By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the young man on the state capitol grounds in Madison, Wis., upset over the loss of Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.
We’re talking a lot in Washington these days about limiting principles. In the healthcare debate, we wonder if government can make you buy health insurance, what stops it from making you buy broccoli or lobster or a Prius.
A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.
In Washington, we’re always looking for the political person with actual courage, for someone whose principles more or less match ours and commitment to those principles is such that they would rather lose an election that sell out. Buddy Roemer is that person.
There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse.
Back in 1999, I was driving into State College for a Penn State football game, listening to the pregame show on the radio. They were interviewing Jerry Sandusky about his impending retirement. The play-by-play man asked him how much he had enjoyed working with Joe Paterno.
I don’t agree we should forgive college loans, but I do believe it’s time to rethink the whole premise of government aid and college.
Even so, I must say the Occupy Wall Street movement may be the most stupid ever to take root in America. Protestors keep complaining about the dearth of media coverage. They should be glad.
Of all the absolutely mindless things coming out of Washington these days, it’s hard for me to imagine anything more mindless than the Obama administration’s thinking on energy policy.
Our most-pro-abortion president ever is at it again.
This year, Labor Day fell three days before President Obama plans to address the nation on the subject of jobs.
Somewhere in the files of The Heritage Foundation there is a photo of President Clinton holding up a Heritage report for photographers to see.
“Paging the Onion … Do we really need a national weather service? (From FOX News, of course).” This is a tweet from Eric Boehlert, who works for the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America website.
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