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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama and Congress seek to balance quality, choice, affordability and access

It’s now or never. President Barack Obama has argued that the country cannot wait any longer for the health care system to be reformed: Congress must act this summer and implement its plan in the coming years. “We need health care reform because it’s central to our economic future..."
Monday, June 15, 2009

It’ll expose private insurers’ profits

Within the coming weeks, Americans will begin to consider critical issues concerning the future of health care for themselves and their children, including universal coverage, taxation of benefits, computerized records and the controlling of costs. But before the debate commences in Congress and the media...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

“Fiscal responsibility” is lost on the Republicans

At the brink of global ruin,many Americans suddenly seem willing to consider sensible ideas that were always deemed unthinkable, and to reject foolish notions that were once deemed brilliant. Soon we may be mature enough to observe how other developed countries address problems that have baffled us for generations.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

They are at it again. The ultraconservative Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, WPRI, has hired two “researchers” to argue that if Wisconsin enacts Healthy Wisconsin, a fairly comprehensive health care program, Wisconsin will become a magnet for ill people throughout the country. Twenty plus years ago...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

Voters reject three decades of conservatism

When George W. Bush looks back on the wreckage of the past eight years, even he may someday realize that he missed his most important political opportunity in the months after 9/11. Despite his lackluster performance on that day, Americans stood with him as the symbol of the nation, displaying a steadfast and sober unity...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

ELECTION ’08

Vote Yes on Property Tax Relief. Voting “yes” on the Milwaukee County sales tax advisory referendum is the best way to preserve our parks, transit, emergency medical services (EMS) and cultural institutions while lowering property taxes. This referendum is advisory only, but it allows voters to voice their opinions...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Honadel and Brower vie for the 21st Assembly District

Mark Honadel became the first Republican representative of the 21st Assembly District in 75 years when he won a special election in 2003 against Al Foeckler. The district— which encompasses Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and two wards of Milwaukee— had long been represented by Democrats Richard...

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