Archive for August, 2009

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Aug
09

Euthanizing old people conspiracies are CRAZY

ERICKSON SCHOOL PROFESSOR DR. BILL THOMAS

Look folks, this is an easy rumor to dispel. No one in Congress is promoting legislation that would allow or lead to government euthanization of older adults. Political interests opposed to health insurance reform are grossly distorting a sensible provision to cover private consultations between Medicare recipients and their doctors to discuss end-of-life care, which is a good thing

10
Aug
09

Historic Justice has political impact

tschaller_lg.jpg Political Science Professor Tom Schaller

The historic nomination and now confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor changes forever the Supreme Court–and may ramify to American electoral politics.

For President Obama, who initially struggled to attract Latino votes and women voters in the Democratic primary, the appointment is reward to these
Democratic-leaning constituencies for their support in the general election. And now the Republicans, who made significant gains under George
W. Bush with Latino voters, are on the defensive politically with this key demographic swing group.




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