My 88-year-old mom, who fell and broke her arm some eight weeks ago, had to endure a two-pronged battle - with herself and with the health care system.
The mainstream media, via The Washington Post, has apparently seen fit to join the rabid right's revival of the old anti-Communist crusade.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey seems to be getting a lot of press recently.
There he was on Christmas Eve: Senator John Kyl, pumped with anger, calling the just passed Senate health care reform bill "a massive, very bad assault on liberty."
What if I told you that by supporting the 1935 Social Security Act you would be selling out the working class and capitulating to right-wing special interests?
As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."
I am weighing the Paul Krugman vs. Howard Dean approaches to what's left of health care reform.
"Roll me away, baby." The words of Motor City boy Bob Seger played through my head as we blasted across Highway 2 on our grandest adventure yet.
"Blue Dog" Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu looked whipped, like she had just been a guest at a vampire banquet.
The current struggle for health care reform gives us a concrete glimpse of the contours, dynamics and complexities of the issue.