Category: Health

AA: New Hope for Many

On this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other original members, Wilson and Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA’s initial Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help the fellowship be stable and unified while disengaged from […]

Anatomy of a Policy Murder: Will Duplicity and Dupes Kill Hope and Change?

If the last 40-odd days of health care hysteria serve any intellectually viable purpose, it is to ratify the Thomas Theorem on self-fulfilling prophesies: If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences. Indeed, like the famous “toilet paper panic” from the 1973 oil crisis and the more recent Obama ammo-hoarding ammo […]

State Sen. Gifts Kathleen Sebelius A Copy Of 'Web Sites for Dummies'

It’s been a tough several weeks for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. With healthcare.gov website problems, people losing their health insurance coverage, and others finding out that their premiums will go up, the Obama Administration, and Sec. Sebelius in particular, can’t catch a break. After being grilled by a congressional committee over the problems […]