HEALTH CARE

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions believes that — until Obama came along and ruined it — we had “the best health care system in the world.”  Rachel Maddow’s blog asks why.  So worth the read, if you have a minute.

40 YEARS LATER AT YALE

I only pretended to go to Yale.  Ohio Senator Rob Portman’s son actually does.  Read his story here.  To think how the world has changed since I didn’t go there.  (For one thing:  Will’s parents were the first people he told he was gay; mine were the last — and not until the book I had written about it was coming out in paperback.)  When my book came out 40 years ago, under a pen name, I referred to my parents as “the Supreme Court.”  Today, the real one is hearing oral arguments — supported by the President of the United States among others — in favor of marriage equality.  Will Portman’s thoughts thereon — that we shouldn’t assume opponents are “bigots” or proponents “immoral” — are spot on.  Makes me proud to have pretended to have gone to Yale.

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BOREF

The state of play for WheelTug, as reported yesterday in Air Traffic Management.  Without going into details as to why I think we may have a better shot at this than the two competitors, it does feel more and more “real” — that one day in that no longer impossibly distant future, jets will maneuver on the ground without having to fire up their main engines.  Can’t wait.

 

 

 

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