The Big Man, Clarence Clemons Dies at 69

Clarence Clemons, “The Big Man” has passed away from complications from a stroke suffered last Sunday. He was 69. Clemons “jovial onstage manner, soul-rooted style and brotherly relationship with Mr. Springsteen made him one of rock’s most beloved sidemen.” Clemons roots in music was Gospel as  the grandson of a Baptist … Continue reading

When Budget Cuts Become Unhealthy: GOP Whacks Cancer, Other Research

The House Appropriations Committee has become the meat grinder of the federal budget. Along with their counterparts over in the Senate, House appropriators are the lawmakers who most closely control government spending. Since Republicans have controlled the House spending panel, they’ve used it to whack at the federal budget, again … Continue reading