Tag Archives: Cultural Change

A Taste of What We Need To Do: Is “Medicare For All” Enough?

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Gentle Reader – Here are a couple of pieces I wrote rapidly and placed on Twitter recently. I have begun work on a book, directed at my fellow citizens, to discuss these issues. read and comment please! The first part … Continue reading

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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What Is a Country For? Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Best Defense Posted by Rebecca Gordon at 7:31am, January 10, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a … Continue reading

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PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003

SECTION 6.5 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..309 Second round of inter-agency talks, Washington, 22 January 2003 …………………………309 Follow-up to the inter-agency talks ……………………………………………………………….326 The UK Common Document …………………………………………………………………………327 Post-conflict discussions … Continue reading

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THE INVASION

SECTION 8 THE INVASION The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 2 The transition to post-conflict operations ……………………………………………………….. 90 Phase IV military planning papers ………………………………………………………………….. 90 The relationship between the UK military and ORHA …………………………………………. 102 Extension of the UK AO … Continue reading

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MARCH TO 22 MAY 2003

SECTION 9.1 MARCH TO 22 MAY 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..132 March 2003 ……………………………………………………………………………………………….132 April 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………………..146 May 2003 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….175 The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 132 Introduction 1. This Section addresses: • the evolution of the UK’s non-military relationship with … Continue reading

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The Sick and the Poor – Trump’s First Victims

Gentle Reader – About 20 million of you, who were helped by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act (ObamaCare, The ACA) are about to be thrown to the wolves by an Administration – the Trump Administration – that … Continue reading

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American Heroes

Gentle Reader – Much is written about the bravery and heroism of our men and women in uniform. Even I, one who doesn’t wear uniforms or accept top-down discipline easily, think much about these accolades are right. Much, not all. … Continue reading

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The Trump Tax Plan: Greed Like You’ve Never Seen Before, or “Analysis of Trump’s Tax Plan Shows Big Cuts in Taxes, Federal Revenue”

Gentle Reader – Let us now say goodbye to what we thought we knew about how our Government worked. Infrastructure spending – goodby. Health care (ACA, Medicare, Medicaid) – adios. Educational assistance – adieu. The rich will make out like … Continue reading

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Trump’s tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher ‘era of dynastic wealth’

Gentle Reader – It is this setup for the next 4 years – a tax cut that removes somewhere between 5 and 9 trillion dollars from the Federal Treasury, most going to the wealthiest 1% – that sets the stage … Continue reading

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