We are not at war! But the pretense that we are is being used to erode fundamental American liberties. And the American public is going along with it. Worse, the Left has been complicit in the process.
This letter to the editor, sent to 5 newspapers in the San Francisco bay area, talks about Washington’s misguided priorities. It never mentions George W. Bush by name — because as far as I’m concerned it’s the people pulling his strings who are responsible for these policies.
Universal Health Care is a great idea — because you have it, there is far smaller chance that you will ever actually need it. The reason: You have all of society at your back, helping you to stay healthy.
Can term limits act to counter the effect of money in politics? In my Jan 8, 2005 post at democrats.com, I argue that they don’t. I’m willing to discuss any idea that has the potential to minimize the impact of money in politics. But I don’t believe that term limits address the real issue. (The post is reproduced here, as well.)
The American Medical Association should be sued. A successful lawsuit would improve medical practice considerably, and it could even reduce malpractice costs.
In reality, stocks are no more valuable than baseball playing cards. In fact, they are valued in exactly the same way. That reality has a substantial, and undesirable, impact on our future.
It is extremely difficult to maintain your health in America’s toxic food environment. But it’s not your fault, and you should be angry.
As desirable as impartial redistricting is, it isn’t enough. It is an antidote to gerrymandering, but for real democracy, we need multiple choice ballots.
Fundamentalist religions give people what they think is an absolute right to dictate the destinies of others. The notion would be laughable, if the consequences weren’t so tragic. This article explores the impact of fundamentalism on future generations.