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sábado, 26 de diciembre de 2009


Care Bill: Leave No Special Interest Behind


AP/Evan Vucci

Arianna Huffington: There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt. The desperate need to draw a line in the sand against the continued domination of our democracy -- and the continued undermining of the public interest -- by special interests. From start to finish, the insurance and drug industries -- and their army of lobbyists -- had control over the process that resulted in a bill that is reform in name only. A new study found that 179 former congressmen and Congressional staffers were actively engaged in lobbying their former colleagues on the bill. The companies they were working for spent $635 million on lobbying. It was money extremely well spent. Click here to read more.

Roger Hickey: Don't Kill the Health Reform Bill - Improve It

If Obama and the Democratic party play their cards right, they will present this legislation not as the only legislation we will need, but rather as the first step in a series of reforms that will eventually achieve what the American people want.

Cecile Richards: Women on the Verge

Once again, at the final hour, women's rights and access have been traded away in the new Senate health care bill. Rights and access that we may not get back anytime soon, if ever.

Dan Collins: Goodbye, Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is out. Out of the Senate race, and for all practical purposes out of politics. He has been with us for more than a quarter century. He had his moments. Too bad there weren't very many of them.

Jim Wallis: AIG: We Shall Know the Truth

Before any deals are made to end government (read: taxpayer) control of AIG, we should demand answers to questions such as: Who knew what, and when? Who benefited, and by exactly how much?

Les Leopold: Wall Street's 10 Biggest Lies of 2009

Not only are we richly rewarding those who wrecked our economy, but also, we have to put up with hundreds of fabrications about how the big banks got us here. Here is my biggest, fattest lies list for 2009.


Brittany Murphy's Drugs: The Prescriptions Found In Her Bedroom

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