In the act of passing massive and historic health care legislation (America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, as reconciled by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010), U.S. senators, in Congress assembled, took time, appropriately, to honor in silence one of universal health care’s fallen champions, Ted Kennedy.
The prior weekend, while the House voted … Continue Reading
The Great Depression profoundly affected the psyche of the American people, just as today’s Great Recession spawns untold emotional harm that will last for generations. Like a toxic seed, the Depression planted itself deeply into the emotional minds of those who lived through it, only to be transmitted from generation to generation, as parents told their children of hardships endured … Continue Reading
As spring approaches, Washington DC’s Kabuki Theatre plans a new production. A mash-up of Kafka and Beckett, “Waiting for Barack” will begin with a casting call on March 21 as thousands of would-be thespians, consisting mainly of immigration reform activists, are expected to descend on Capitol Hill, harboring dreams of a lead role in what they hope will be … Continue Reading