To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Observercast

Republicans Fail to Destroy Obamacare, Lucky for Them

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They tried. Oh, they tried. Republicans spent a decade bashing and voting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. And what did they get for all their trouble? A 7-2 ruling by a conservative Supreme Court to uphold the health insurance program also known as “Obamacare.” For that, Republicans should thank their lucky stars. There would […]

The Upshot Of Corporate Welfare

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It is very hard to oppose handing out the candy to the corporate Canoo’s of the world because good paying jobs are becoming increasingly rare or that, at least, is the argument made in doing so. The other underlying but not always explicitly stated reason is that “everybody does it.” In this case $300 million […]

Aging Gracefully

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If ever I heard of an oxymoron, that's it. There is nothing graceful about all the medical tests -- and enhanced risks -- that seem...

Bowing to Overlords

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Money and power have always been the mainstays of politics and politicians. There are very few Mr. Smiths who go to Washington. There are some who believe that their constituents deserve equal opportunity and equal justice, but even these good people have to bow to the overlords of campaign finance. One cannot be elected without […]