With their handling of the heart-wrenching Terri Schiavo case, George W. Bush and his Republican allies in tragedy exploitation were awash in the currency of Washington: hypocrisy.
At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers
Millions of young people are unprotected.
Call out the fifes, sound the bugles, strike on the drums. With the State of the Union behind us, the Battle for Social Security now officially begins--again.
Companies try to discredit the experts.
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Afif Sarhan, an Iraqi physician and journalist, contributed reporting for this article.
Dr. Deborah Richter has advocated state-sponsored health insurance for every Vermonter, at nearly fifty Rotary Clubs plus chambers of commerce and boardrooms.
But corporate America isn't buying.
As neither candidate seems to be aware, healthcare is increasingly available only to those who can pay.