Category Archives: Politics

An Important Piece from the NYT: A Black Marxist Scholar Wanted to Talk About Race. It Ignited a Fury.

By Michael Powell Published Aug. 14, 2020Updated Aug. 16, 2020 Along the way, he acquired the conviction, controversial today, that the left is too focused on race and not enough on class. Lasting victories were achieved, he believed, when working … Continue reading

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Where and What are We? Re-Posting A Quora Piece, as the Time is RIght

What an odd query! How likely is an authoritarian state – in the United States – if we, finally, get a national health system, a rational educational system, and UBI? Really? Firstly, in case you haven’t noticed, the present US … Continue reading

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Comment: Problems with Student Health Services

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/07/13/college-health-centers-problems/?arc404=true I have practiced medicine – in the OR & ICU for almost 40 years. Any of us – including me – can misdiagnose a problem with which one of our fellow humans presents. Yet, the article’s clarity as to … Continue reading

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Working in the Virus’ Shadow: SARS-CoV-2 4 April, 2020, 1600 Hrs

One can gain a brief view of the specter sweeping our country – indeed the world – by walking the halls of our medical centers. There is concern and fear everywhere. Firstly, one sees health care workers – nurses, physicians, … Continue reading

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Working in the Virus’ Shadow: SARS-CoV-2 26 March, 2020, 0204 Hrs

We all know something is happening. Something that we’ve not seen before. Of course we see it in the news reports, the closings, the empty streets. We are not used to this. We see it in the gallows humor: If … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Have You Ever Witnessed Hospital Administration Turn Away a Patient that Should have Been Seen Right Away?

In the United States, complements of a law passed in 1986 – The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) – a hospital cannot turn away someone who has an emergency. Rather, the institution must treat it – at least … Continue reading

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CDC Abruptly Cancels Long-Planned Conference on Climate Change and Health

Gentle Reader – Just as Trump was to be inaugurated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost their spine. It is appropriate to re-post this as we have seen in the past several months – in Australia which appears … Continue reading

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Trump’s budget is a Stealth Health-Care Bill. And it Would Make Americans Sick.

Gentle Reader – Doctor Homer wrote this almost three years ago, yet it remains important today. While the Republicans attempt to whitewash Trump’s  crimes, and while we watch this in mixed horror and disbelief, behind the scenes the same people … Continue reading

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Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

Gentle Reader – As Trump and the craven Republicans attempt to whitewash the impeachment allegations, clearing a clearly impeached President with no witnesses and no data, I want to remind you of other things going on in the background. This … Continue reading

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Cornel West: America is Spiritually Bankrupt. We Must Fight Back Together

14 January, 2018 Gentle Reader – In the middle of the corrupt Senate Impeachment Hearings – no data, no witnesses – this masterful piece from a year ago is worth reading. AJL =======================  From Cornel West in The Guardian (Opinion): … Continue reading

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