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09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Fighting Bob Fest speaker Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only independent member of the U.S. Senate, wonders: what�s so scary about government-run health care? Folks on Medicare and Medicaid, the military and veterans, kids from low-income families all rely on government-run programs for their health care. �It�s not like government-run health care is new to this country,� Sand...
08.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Try to wrap your brain around the latest op-ed from Patrick McIlheran supporting the notion that Obama wants to kill granny via his death panels. It’s a favorite topic of McIlheran’s. There’s no evidence that death panels are included in the health care reform bill. McIlheran sniffs at the numerous investigations showing that nothing even close to death panels are in the bill. ...
06.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
President Obama’s holding a town hall meeting in Green Bay right now, taking questions from the crowd. But in his opening remarks, he recommitted to making a “public option” a mandatory part of his health care reform plan. Interestingly, he also deviated from his prepared speech in some important places. I’ll have his comments up on the site as soon as I can type them up. But, in th...
08.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I know, I know�life�s too short to fact-check Patrick McIlheran, but somebody�s got to do it. His jaw-dropping fear-mongering in his recent column �Pity and the Public Value of Your Life� was downright scary�scary that it appeared in the pages of a mainstream newspaper that supposedly fact-checks its content. First off is his a...