A 10-member Massachusetts state healthcare advisory board unanimously recommended that the state begin rationing healthcare to keep the state’s marquee universal health care program afloat financially.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday rang down the curtains on Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings at the end of four days of intense questioning and some testimony. The final day was highlighted by the testimony of Frank Ricci, the New Haven firefighter who brought the case accusing the city of discrimination for not promoting any firefighters because no minority firefighers had passed a test.
The Congressional Budget Office on July 16 warned that the Democrats’ healthcare reform bills won’t reduce the federal government’s spending on medical care. In fact, a July 16 AP report mentioned CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf’s finding that the reform measures will actually increase federal costs.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not yet a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. After her July 15 speech at the CFR’s branch office in the nation’s capital, she may never be offered membership. Why? Because she frankly and unequivocally stated what CFR bigwigs have never wanted known.
Ever since the separation-of-church-and-state ruling in 1947, there has been an ever-intensifying effort to denude our public sphere of religious symbols and sentiments. The latest attack is a lawsuit to prevent "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance from being engraved on the newly-built Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.