swine fluThe increasing militarization of preparations for an outbreak of swine flu is proceeding rapidly and without very much public debate, despite the relatively mild nature of the disease so far and the fact that many experts believe the panic has been overblown.

David AxelrodThe Obama White House has engaged in an attempt to mimic the vibrant opposition to its healthcare agenda by sending out an e-mail from White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. “Dear Friend,” the August 13 message began, “This is probably one of the longest emails I’ve ever sent, but it could be the most important.”

PharmaThe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is prepared to spend $150 million to support President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform efforts, AP reported on August 8. Such a massive amount of money could strongly boost Democratic proposals.

GrandmaA great clatter of protest has been raised about a part of the proposed Obama government medical business takeover bill, which allegedly rations care for our elderly citizens at the end of their lives. Since most of us have grandparents whom we love, this has become a major motivation for the growing opposition to the bill.

ElderlyPresident Barack Obama has been counterattacking against critics of his healthcare plan in recent days, cherry-picking the most outlandish “fishy” claims about his program.

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