Women Vets Getting Inadequate Care in 1/3rd of VA Clinics

A recent report shows that female veterans are getting inadequate healthcare in nearly 1/3 of VA clinics. Speak out:   More than 155,000 women in America’s armed services have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. But as these distinguished women return home, they are finding a veterans health care system better … Continue reading

What Democrats Owe to John McCain

Now that our presidential nominees are set, the partisan battles in the media and online have shifted into general election mode. Even before the Democratic nomination was sealed, the DNC sent e-mails and press releases criticizing John McCain as running for Bush’s third term, accusing him of wanting to wage … Continue reading

Development Aid – Does it Hurt More than it Helps?

Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. It is detrimental, says Thilo Thielke in Der Spiegel , because it creates unfairness and dependency in many different ways. First, using the case of Kenya, Thielke invokes a classical concept of formal organizational behavior: self-perpetuation. “The roads are in horrid disrepair, and they’ll … Continue reading

McCains Owe $225,000 in Credit Card Debt

The release of Senate financial disclosure statements on Friday, revealed that Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, have “at least $225,000 in credit card debt.” The bulk of the McCains’ obligations stemmed from a pair of American Express credit cards that are held in Cindy McCain’s name. According to the disclosure reports, … Continue reading

Olbermann’s Blistering Special Comment On McCain and Iraq

Keith’s comment last night left me speechless and emotional. My commentary on this subject below his video special comment. My commentary on this Special Comment, crossposted from Political Interviews, the Hillary/Barack Controversies and my belief that this election is about…..well, listen for yourself here. Its mildly profane, heartfelt and emotional.