But first . . .
MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Yesterday, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients were announced – America’s highest civilian honor.
That one of them will go, posthumously, to Harvey Milk, and another to Billie Jean King, speaks volumes.
They will be joining folks like Stephen Hawking, Ted Kennedy, Bishop Desmond […]
IS IT GETTING TOO EASY?
With the market up so smartly from its low, one has to wonder if it’s getting too easy. I have no answer, but I definitely have the question. To wit:
David: ‘This is almost too spooky to be true, but I manually checked the data points and it’s correct. […]
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Eat less, save money, live longer, be healthier, improve our national economic strength (because as you’ve doubtless heard, our epidemic obesity is setting us back $147 billion a year in added health care costs). You’ll […]
CANADIAN (SINGLE PAYER) HEALTH CARE
Erich Almasy: “My wife and I have been in Canada for ten years and despite some initial concerns about quality of care, we have never encountered any serious issues with the system. Unlike the United States, where even the best employer-paid plans always fell short, with us making up […]
Peter Singer’s recent New York Times Sunday Magazine piece on health care rationing – we already ration health care even though we prefer not to think of it that way – concludes:
It is common for opponents of health care rationing to point to Canada and Britain as examples of where […]
Warning: this is Lewis Black on health care reform. I take no responsibility. Gentle sensibilities, steer clear.
I have come to the distressing summertime conclusion that blueberries are the only blue food – and even they are not really blue (on the inside, they are greenish). What was God thinking? […]
Paul O’Donnell (on yesterday’s nutrition tips): “If you are a Diet Coke guy, try Coke Zero. I’ll bet my subscription fee you’ll switch.”
☞ According to this, “Coke Zero is sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame potassium (ace-k) and has zero calories. The only chemical difference between Coke Zero and Diet […]
Why is this video relevant, you ask? Have I entered therapy? (No.) Have we just lost Anne Bancroft? (No, four years ago.) It’s relevant because Charles and I have a brand new eight-pound first cousin twice removed named Oona! And this matters to you not just because the Anne Bancroft clip […]
HURRY UP AND BUY A HOME?
If you haven’t owned one in three years, you are considered a “first-time homebuyer” for purposes of an $8,000 grant on any home (or condo) you close on by the end of November . . . so long as you don’t sell it within three years (if you […]
That’s what it’s been since Inauguration. Huge problems remain (see, for example, tomorrow’s column). But an economic situation that could have become catastrophically bad did not. Our standing in the world is dramatically improved. We are going full speed ahead on stem cell research. Women have been assured equal pay for […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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