President Obama Believes That Compulsory Voting Will Counteract the Role of Money in Politics

Quite often, when discussing politics and the long-running issue of how the majority of Americans don’t ever vote, the suggestion of compulsory voting is brought up as a solution. The argument is simplistic, indicating that because money is such an influence on politics that if more people participated, it would somehow negate the effect of the money people on elections. … Read More

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Navigating the mess we call health care in America…and solving it!

The time finally came for me to have to decide on what medical plan I was going to choose for myself as I no longer hold the job I used to hold, and my options are either find health care for myself, or pay extortion rates to fund COBRA from the last job. As anyone who has ever used COBRA … Read More

duaneNavigating the mess we call health care in America…and solving it!

My Proposal: Please give us interesting news instead of what we’ve been getting

Here’s a confession. I read the newspaper every day. And some days are more informative than others. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the news over the last couple of months has been really crappy, almost to the point of where I sometimes suspect that today’s newspaper might have been recycled from a … Read More

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Supreme Court health care decision reveals how clueless mainstream reporters really are

Like a lot of other people, I was waiting on the Supreme Court decision over health care legislation. At the time, I happened to be in the hospital awaiting the decision, but that’s really not a significant factor. However, when CNN, and then Fox News, announced the decision IMMEDIATELY after it was written, I didn’t get very excited. The reason … Read More

duaneSupreme Court health care decision reveals how clueless mainstream reporters really are