Tag Archives: Politics

From Tel Aviv, Marc Lamont Hill’s Palestine comments don’t sound so wrong to me | Opinion

Gentle Reader – This piece was published today by AB Gutman, writing for the Philadelphia Enquirer. It is superb. AB gets that either there is justice for all of us, or there is no justice. Read. TEL AVIV, Israel — … Continue reading

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They Lied, It Really Is That Simple – Viet Nam

“…Even as [President Johnson] resisted JCS requests to intensify the air campaign, he emphasized the ground war in the South. Sending US troops to fight in the South seemed the least expensive course of action [italics mine] in terms of … Continue reading

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What Can Happen While Our Attention is Elsewhere – Mike Stuchbery

Gentle Reader – I need to explain a couple of things. Firstly, this started as a Health Blog and continues to be one. Yet as you can see from the Headers of the “Home” page, I define health rather broadly. … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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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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It Matters: The Individual Mandate

It appears that, barring some action by the Courts, the Republican Tax “Reform” will become law. While there is much to criticize about this bill, including the massive transfer of wealth from the middle and working class to the rich, … Continue reading

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Hope

One of the various, non-religious, definitions of “hope” found in the Oxford English Dictionary is “grounds for believing that something good might happen”. Perhaps the Biblical definition (Hebrews 11:1) is more interesting, “…the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction … Continue reading

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The Collapse of “Repeal and Replace” and “Just Repeal” – Was There Ever a Plan ?

Now we know. Despite eight years calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Messers McConnell (R-KY), Ryan (R-WI) and colleagues had no plan, actually no clue, of what to do. This is unsurprising. The ACA is an amalgam … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000

SECTION 1.1 UK IRAQ STRATEGY 1990 To 2000 Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………….23 Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………………23 UK Iraq strategy ……………………………………………………………………………………………23 Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait …………………………………………………………………………….24 Resolution 678 (1990) …………………………………………………………………………………..25 The 1991 Gulf Conflict ………………………………………………………………………………….27 Resolution 687 (1991) …………………………………………………………………………………..28 Legacy of the 1990-1991 Gulf … Continue reading

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