A Holiday Greeting for Christians

December 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Driving home from the grocery store the other day, I happened to see the following billboard: Now I’m fine with “Merry Christmas”. I have nothing against saying “Merry Christmas” and I will wish everyone out there a “Merry Christmas”. But the idea that Jesus actually said something like “I miss […]

Glenn Beck Versus Glenn Beck on Health Care

August 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Glenn Beck’s Operation www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Spinal Tap Performance Glenn Beck proves that Glenn Beck will say anything for money.

Cincinnati Enquirer Bias Favors Jean Schmidt

August 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I know the Cincinnati Enquirer supports Jean Schmidt, but usually they can at least mask it better. Today, the Enquirer finally posted some coverage on the Jean Schmidt/David Krikorian hearings before the Ohio Elections Commission. As I was scrolling through the coverage, I discovered that the Enquirer left an older […]

Jean Schmidt versus David Krikorian

August 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm

There is something really bizarre going on in Southern Ohio District 2. Though bizarre and Jean Schmidt (R-OH) seem to go hand in hand, this one takes the cake. Schmidt has been in Ohio Election Commission hearings this week pursuing a case against David Krikorian, who she accuses of lying […]

Conservatives Love Government, When It’s the Military

August 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

In ranting against the government, one thing you seldom hear conservatives criticize is the military. Even though government, according to them, can’t run anything. Here’s the government conservatives go after: Social programs Public schools EPA Postal service Libraries Health care Court system Corporate regulations Here’s the government conservatives love: Armed […]

Representative Steve Driehaus on Health Care

August 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Steve Driehaus spoke to hundreds of supporters and critics of health-care reform last night at the First Unitarian Church. Tea Party folks were given instructions before the meeting on how to disrupt the event. Apparently, opponents feel they cannot win without resorting to disruptive tactics. Here’s some samples: ¬†Artificially Inflate […]

What Insurance Companies Want Health Care to Look Like

August 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Last week, I received a mailing from United Health Care about my Health Savings Account. The front page contained a very friendly letter with a nice green graphic urging me to check out my plan online. By logging into my account, it told me I could help estimate “out-of-pocket costs, […]

The Worst Health Care Option

July 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I read an interesting article in the AP this morning: Are lobbyists silver lining in health care system? The crux of the argument was that lobbyists were actually keeping the debate around health care alive. The article argues that the health care industry “sees a strategic opportunity.” The questions I […]

Who Doesn’t Want a Public Health Care Option?

July 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Insurers,  large hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.

Surprise!

Witness how much these interests have amped up lobbying to prevent any kind of real health care reform.

Why Everyone Should Want a Public Health Care Option

June 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I heard a very interesting discussion of our health care system this evening on NPR. On the show, health care reform was framed like so: the government plays either the role of financier or the role of insurer. In the role of financier, the government helps subsidize health care in […]