A Public Option Will Destroy Competition? What Competition?

The next time you hear one of our elected officials in Washington rail against President Obama’s proposed public option on health insurance by saying it will “destroy the marketplace” (Richard Shelby) or that there’s “plenty of competition in the private insurance market” (Joe Lieberman) remember this report from Heath Care for America Now (HCAN). The […]

One More Time – A Clapton Encore

I know, I know.  This is the the third Clapton post this week, but, geez, he was in town, after all.  I ran across this video a couple of days ago of Clapton in a Hyde Park concert with Jerry Portnoy, harmonica master.  The song is Holy Mother.  Enjoy: Note:  I’m on the road starting […]

Friday Music – A Little More Clapton

It’s been a wild week in the news with the Clapton/Winwood concert in Houston, the Mark Sanford mess, and the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett as well as the tumult in Iran.  I’ve had about enough of politics for the week, also.  So…a little rock & roll.  The concert this week got me […]

President Obama’s Iran Policy is the Right One

Proving that they have learned absolutely nothing from our experience in Iraq, the neo-conservative interventionists, led by former Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Bomb, Bomb Iran himself, Senator John McCain, are beginning the drumbeat of “do something” following the fraudulent Iranian election. And naturally the cries of “weak” and “appeaser” in reference to President Obama and […]

A Nation of Cowards

We need to change the last line of our national anthem. No longer are we the home of the brave, we are home of the frightened, cowering in fear. Fear brought on by demagogic Republicans and  spineless Democrats who go along so as not to be portrayed by those demagogues as “soft on terror.” This […]

Just Another Isolated Incident?

The words of the Department of Homeland Security report on “Rightwing Extremism” which was released in April, the report which so incensed Republicans and the right-wing media that they demanded and received an apology from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, are becoming more prescient every day. Just to remind you what it said: “Rightwing extremism in […]