Daily Archives: July 29, 2005

It’s Time for Action on U.S. Health Care

The state of Health Care in the richest industrialized country in the world is a disgrace. More than 45 million Americans do not have health care coverage, including many poor women, children and the aged. A bill was introduced in Congress in February of this year that would provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for…

Newspapers Censor Doonesbury on Karl Rove

A number of corporate “family” newspapers refused to run the Doonesbury comic strip on Tuesday, which features a fictional president saying Rove is “earnin’ his nickname . . . Turd Blossom.” Some newspapers ran the strip, but edited out the “Turd Blossom” reference. “It has been widely reported that President Bush does in fact call…

Senator Frist Stands Against Bush on Stem Cell Research

Sen. Bill Frist, the Republican Majority Leader, broke with President George W. Bush in the past couple of days and decided to push for federal funding of stem cell research – in spite of a threatened veto from the White House. The activist group StemPac, which had been running broadcast and blog ads going after…