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Archive for: November, 2009

Unemployment: 10.2%. Corporate Profits: Up 10.6%

| November 30, 2009

Corporate profits, which logged some record-breaking soars during the Bush years, are back to their not-so-old form, outgunning the unemployment rate.

The Twisted Reality of War’s Homecoming Videos

| November 29, 2009

Soldiers’ “surprise” homecomings are the new voyeurism, and soldiers’ children and wives the most exploited victims.

What Health Care Reform Means for the Underinsured

| November 28, 2009

Besides the nearly 50 million uninsured, some 40 to 50 million Americans are underinsured. Reform would vastly improve their lot.

Milton Berle’s “Anaconda”

| November 28, 2009

Alan Zweibel was among the original writers on Saturday Night Live, back when Gerald Ford was still president. Here’s his story of coming face to face with Milton Berle’s legendary penis.

South of the Border, Where Drug Policy Makes Sense

| November 22, 2009

On Aug. 20, Mexico for a few days became the most enlightened nation in the western hemisphere regarding drug policy. That day, a law took effect decriminalizing possession of small quantities of drugs. All drugs. South of the border you can carry up to 5 grams of marijuana (four joints’ worth), half a gram of [...]

Nuclear’s Glowing, False New Dawn

| November 15, 2009

Besides radioactive waste with nowhere to go, the nuclear power industry is releasing a rich array of glowing falsehoods about the supposed promise of nuclear power.

Prejudice Guides Speculation Over Fort Hood Killings

| November 11, 2009

Even in the United States, land of diversity and individualism, there’s still nothing like race and ancestry to imprison you in other people’s dumbest assumptions and cruelest distortions.
An American – American-born, American-bred, American-educated – is suspected of having committed the mass killing that resulted in the death of 13 people at Fort Hood on Thursday. [...]

Prejudice Guides Speculation Over Fort Hood Killings

| November 8, 2009

Even in the United States, land of diversity and individualism, there’s still nothing like race and ancestry to imprison you in other people’s dumbest assumptions and cruelest distortions.
An American – American-born, American-bred, American-educated – is suspected of having committed the mass killing that resulted in the death of 13 people at Fort Hood on Thursday. [...]

“60 Minutes”‘ $60 Billion Lie About Medicare

| November 5, 2009

I haven’t watched CBS’ “60 Minutes” in years. But it was one of those stories that stops you in your tracks: Medicare fraud is “a $60 billion crime.” Medicare is the $456 billion government health insurance program serving 46 million elderly Americans. Its credibility as a government-run program is at the heart of the health-care [...]

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