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What's Going On – Sunday News Roundup (Update)

I’ve turned off the Los Angeles Lakers – Orlando Magic basketball game. I just can’t watch anymore. For a quarter and a half, there was really good basketball. Congratulations to Los Angeles Lakers (watching this final just makes me want to remind everyone that there was basketball in the NBA. Remember when the Lakers played the Celtics? Larry Bird. Magic Johnson. James Worthy. Kevin McHale. Now that was basketball.)

I think it is becoming more and more obvious that the Iranian election has been less than fair.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (Independent -VT) was on the Situation Room on Friday. He’s talking about healthcare. He may be the only senator that I’ve heard talk openly and honestly about health care. He is a great advocate for the single-payer possibility. While conservatives are yelling about the government limiting healthcare, I would encourage them to read their own insurance policy. Very few of us have read all the fine print that comes in our insurance coverage. So, even those of us who have health insurance may not have the coverage we thought. Almost everyday I see someone who has insurance that doesn’t have any coverage for rehabilitation. What limitations is your policy put on home health care? Can you have a visiting nurse?

DemFromCT has a nice post on healthcare. He reiterated some the points that I made about the American Medical Association. The bottom line is that everyone in the healthcare game may have to give a little in order for us to get universal health care coverage. This means that insurance companies may have to provide more with less. Taxes may have to go up. Physician reimbursement may go down. The American Medical Association needs to work with Congress to make this happen.

It looks like John Yoo, former Bush administration official in the Office of Legal Counsel, is going to be forced to testify in a suit brought by José Padilla. As you recall, John Yoo was responsible for the first torture memos that opened up Pandora’s Box. This is going to be an extremely interesting and extremely important trial. Will John Yoo try and pull a Rove and simply not show up?

By |2009-06-14T22:03:47-04:00June 14th, 2009|Healthcare, Iran, Sports|Comments Off on What's Going On – Sunday News Roundup (Update)


I was just going to say that I’m watching an excellent basketball game.  Both teams are pushing the ball.  They are playing team offense and defense.  Just as I was typing this Kansas had a 3-on-1 fast break and some knucklehead pulled up and shot a wild 3-point attempt.  What?  Discipline.  Of course, the ball clanked off the …nothing.  It was an air ball.  Memphis grabs the airball and pushes the ball the other way.

By |2008-04-07T22:43:18-04:00April 7th, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on Memphis-Kansas
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