Category: politics

A moment of sanity in the healthcare debate

When Al Franken said he was running for the US Senate, I was skeptical. Even though he’s a known liberal with whom I was likely to agree, I thought “Oh, great, another celebrity-turned-politician.” Just...

Five myths about healthcare around the world

The airwaves are full of completely ridiculous commentary and flame-stoking rhetoric about plans to reform US health care. Most Americans don’t seem to want “facts”, preferring to stick closely to Colbertian “truthiness.” Well, the...

Warren Buffett on the economy

I’ve been trying to make sense of all the pundits and prognostications about our economy lately. Mostly I’ve suspected two things, which might seem contradictory. First, this is all worse than we might want...

Obama sushi

As a follow-up to yesterday’s sushi post, I give you this: Via boingboing.