Redundant Idiocy

March 22nd, 2010

by Jane Thomas My husband prefers to go fishing rather than listen to my Sunday morning TV programs dealing with political activities. His special pet peeve is Washington Journal when general public calls are taken, calls which he deems range from incredibly ignorant to purposefully stupid statements. Yesterday, I spent the entire day watching the […]


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Health Care Fatigue

March 21st, 2010

By Tom Carter I’m tired of the health care debate.  It’s been going on for a year, and it’s become so complex and so partisan that even many of the politicians who will vote for health care reform today don’t understand it well. We’ll know in a few hours whether we have a new law […]


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What’s in the Bill

March 19th, 2010

By Tom Carter The Washington Post today published a handy guide to what’s in the Senate health care bill and changes that are in the House reconciliation bill.  It’s highly summarized and covers only eight major topics.  It’s useful, however, given that the bill posted on the internet is unintelligible. On abortion, the Senate language […]


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Health Care and Abortion

March 7th, 2010

By Tom Carter Taxpayer funding for abortions is a touchy issue in the House in regard to health care legislation.  The only way the House barely managed to pass their version of the legislation in the first place was by the Democrats permitting Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI) to add an amendment that strictly prohibits direct or […]


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Health Care Reform Details

November 22nd, 2009

By Tom Carter The Washington Post has published a good interactive graph that compares the costs and features of the House and Senate health care reform bills (click the image).  You’ll find a lot of things that bring up questions.  At the most comprehensive level, reconciling the differences between these bills in a House-Senate conference […]


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