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FDR-Using Government to Build and Protect

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. Flanked by ranking members of Congress, the 32nd President…

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LBJ and Medicare

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…

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Why “Medicare For All” Is So Popular

There’s a famous joke some economists use to describe the difference between a recession and a depression. “A recession is when your neighbor’s out of…

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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…

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I'm Pretty Sure Obama Tried to Kill Me

I’ve been healthy all my life. I get a cold about once every 7 to 10 years. I’ve had knee replacement surgery and healed so…

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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…

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