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“Fear was a big part of it”

Listen to what we are being told:

Fear those who cross our country’s border from Mexico – the are rapists and murderers and drug lords.

Fear those who cross our country’s border from Mexico – the are rapists and murderers and drug lords.

Fear those who cross our country’s border from Mexico – they are rapists and murderers and drug lords.

Fear those who run from brutality and death in Syria – they are terrorists who hate our freedom.

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Private transactions: you, me and the rest of the world

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on the case of Sorrell v IMS Health, arguing the merits of a law in some New England states to prohibit dissemination (selling) of prescription records to pharmaceutical marketeers. These records, purged of patient identifying information under HIPAA, contain the specific identity of prescribing physicians and dispensing pharmacists. […]

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If you don’t like the law, just wait

We now face the prospect of seeing the Patient Protection Act of 2010 being repealed. The Republican party leaders, following the lead of the Tea Party insurgents, promises to repeal the act less than one year after it was enacted and 3 years before its major benefits and controls take effect. Is this a rational […]

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On Alberto Gonzales’ Resignation (Part 1)

Some initial thoughts on the resignation of Alberto Gonzales from his position as Attorney General of the United States: Why wasn’t he fired? The President needs to make it clear that he fired Gonzales, not that Gonzales chose to resign. If the decision is left to Gonzales, then the President is not the "decider" that […]