Tag Archives: Public Health

Lamar W. Hankins : Politicians Refuse to Protect the Public

Explosion at fertilizer plant in West, Texas, April 17, 2013. Photo by Andy Bartee / KVUE.com. Texas explosion, guns, and fracking: Politicians refuse to protect the public Only a dramatic revolution of values focused on respect for people, creatures great … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Politicians Refuse to Protect the Public

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

The picture of poverty in America. Image from Bay View.Poverty and public health:The social causes of death in AmericaBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 “[The] incredible absolute size and commanding market positions [of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

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Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

The assault of corporatism. Image from The Nation blogs.Medicare’s backstory:How corporatism controls the agenda By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / June 7, 2011 Ever since President Lyndon Johnson succeeded in getting Medicare enacted in 1965, corporatist politicians … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Political Idiots and Economic Dementia

Aldous Huxley: the “dogmatism and proselytizing zeal… of religious or political idiots.”Huxley’s ‘political idiots’ andpublic health in America By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / April 13, 2011 “At least two thirds of our miseries spring from … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Political Idiots and Economic Dementia

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Big Brother : Still Coming to Animal Farm?

Pig Brother? Cartoon by neophron / toonpool.National animal identification system:Is Big Brother still coming to Animal Farm? By Steve Rossignol / The Rag Blog / April 17, 2010 In February of this year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the … finish reading Big Brother : Still Coming to Animal Farm?

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Health Care : Social Darwinism and Stupak Obstructionism

Cartoon from caglecatoons.com.Overcoming political agendas:Will health care reform happenAnd what will it look like? By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 It appears that Congress will pass some kind of health care legislation, be … finish reading Health Care : Social Darwinism and Stupak Obstructionism

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Nuke Loan Guarantees : Obama’s Atomic Blunder

Simpsons nuclear plant mogul Mr. Burns likes it!8.3 billion in nuclear guarantees:Obama throws good money after bad By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 17, 2010 As Vermont seethes with radioactive contamination and the Democratic Party crumbles, Barack … finish reading Nuke Loan Guarantees : Obama’s Atomic Blunder

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Harvey Wasserman : Vermont’s Radioactive Nightmare

Image from This Week in Nuclear.Radioactive fallout:Vermont Yankee one of 27 U.S. reactorsKnown to leak carcinogenic tritium By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 11, 2010 Like a decayed flotilla of rickety steamers, at least 27 of America’s … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Vermont’s Radioactive Nightmare

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Cancer Survival : Reform Opponents Play the Numbers Game

Graphic from DragonArtz Design.Cancer survival and health care reform:Selective statistics paint distorted picture By Barbara O’Brien / The Rag Blog / January 7, 2010 One argument you may hear against health care reform concerns cancer survival rates. The United States … finish reading Cancer Survival : Reform Opponents Play the Numbers Game

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Health Care Blackjack : We Need an Ace from Obama

The Card Player by Pablo Picasso / MoMA Collection.The stakes are high:The President and health care reform I have great concern about whether the President will take a principled stand in favor of a true and unfettered public option. By … finish reading Health Care Blackjack : We Need an Ace from Obama

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Firefighters: Mostly Paramedics in Some Places

Firefighters from Company 10 responding to an emergency call in Washington in late August. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times.Firefighters Become Medics to the PoorBy Ian Urbina / September 3, 2009 WASHINGTON — Peeling off his latex gloves after treating … finish reading Firefighters: Mostly Paramedics in Some Places

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Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

According to Snopes, most of the information about Coke below is quite untrue. The source of this piece is unknown – I tend to call it Internet detritus. Janet says: “I think the part about water is true, but the … finish reading Water Or Coke? A Few Revealing Facts

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