General Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan recently commented that “We’ve been at this for about seven months now and I believe we’ve made progress.” In fact, it is entirely possible that a further build-up of US troops in Afghanistan could militarily defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least keep them […]
I do not know much of Somalia. They have been prominently Muslim dating back to the beginning of Islam. It was a main economic hub for centuries. The region has been muddled over by foreign governments who drew boundaries to fit their needs, without a clear understanding of the people or their needs. Various governmental […]
We’ve killed health care. This is how we can bring it back to life, like a zombie, but less scary.
Michael Collins The Supreme Court of the United States will soon announce a major decision on our lightly controlled system of campaign funding. Will it retain some limitations on corporate influence or will the court blow the lid off and cause a perpetual flood of unrestricted corporate contributions? An additional outcome may surprise and shock […]
Apparently, Steven M. Champlin is a guy who shuns the spotlight and shies away from cameras. Which is why it comes as a surprise that he burst into the headlines last week with a controversial speech at a national forum of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a health industry trade group. Champlin addressed a State […]