Healthcare by the Numbers

For those who haven’t seen it yet, this report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) provides some insightful facts and figures regarding our healthcare system when compared to other OECD countries. For example, we spend 16% of our GDP on healthcare —  number...

Iran: The Plight of the Protesters

TPM has up a Reuters story on allegations being made by Mousavi and Karoubi (second and fourth, respectively, in the recent, tainted Presidential election) that protesters have been raped, tortured and murdered. So not only should the international community condemn the mass arrests and kagaroo courts, but...

Legalize It!

In The Washington Post, Two former Baltimore police officers set forth their argument for the legalization of drugs.  You should read the whole thing, but here are a couple of ‘graphs to give you a taste of an argument I find persuasive: Cities and states license beer and tobacco sellers to control...

The Matthew Shepards of Iraq

Apparently, the New Saddams in Iraq – including the government we helped install and still protect – are massacring gays. So gays are worse off, women are worse off, and the people are governed by many brutal thugs instead of mainly just one. It’s just one, big sick joke. Also, how much...

Boycott Whole Foods?

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, right an op-ed trashing healthcare reform to the ire of progressives.  As ABC Reports, many progressives are now considering whether they should continue spending their money at a business being run by someone openly hostile to a key progressive political cause. ...

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