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Why ARE Medications so Expensive?

Why Are Medications So Expensive? It’s easy to blame greedy corporations for the price of medications.  Some people think pharmaceutical companies create diseases, just to sell the cure to the public.  Other people believe drug companies gouge consumers just to make as much money as they can.  And others, like Lefty, think modern pharmaceuticals are […]

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Where is the Reasonable Debate in America?

Where is the reasonable debate in America?  I cannot find any reasonable debate on cable or national TV. Anywhere. For the last week, I have watched more TV than I ever have in my life. I’m close to 30 hours in the last five days. I don’t see any form of meaningful, reasonable debate. I […]


From Crimea with Love: How the Right Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Putin

From Crimea with Love: How the Right Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Putin   On Friday, March 21, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the job he started on February 28 when he signed orders to formally annex Crimea. Just today, news agencies are reporting that Russian troops have begun storming Ukrainian military […]

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  By now everyone has heard about a “resurgent Russia” trying to rebuild the Russian Empire. Putin has never tried to hide that fact, and often wraps himself in the glory of the former Empire and USSR. He goes out of his way to show how much more vital he is than the West, particularly […]