It’s coming so stay calm but get ready!:

COVID 19 Could Kill at the Same Rate as the 1918 Flu, But There Are Ways to Protect Yourself and Others

By Kris Neuhaus, MD, MPH If you’re like me, you probably take advice from experts with the proverbial “grain of salt”. That is just part of our midwestern heritage. As often as not, the warnings turn out to be over-blown, or at least seem to be when viewed from the rear window. Think Y2K bug, …

Hold tight!:

Bernie’s Leap Ahead to Tuesday’s ‘March Madness’

By Laurie Dobson Today is Saturday, February 29, South Carolina’s primary day. It’s a leap year and three more days to “Super Tuesday.”  That’s got me  thinking about ‘superlative’ thoughts and how they affect us.  This is an opportune moment to consider what makes things “supercharged.” What is it that makes things power through, and …

America, Which Is It Gonna Be?

Democratic Socialist or Democratic Fascist

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about … the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. – Martin Luther King In their [evangelical Christians’] view, Christ did not live a perfect life so …

Court courts cops

Pa High Court’s King-sized Assault On Abu-Jamal

Recently the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania again underscored its willingness to impede justice in the contentious case of imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal through issuance of an unusual decision that utilized a rarely employed power of that court. Pennsylvania’s highest court used its King’s Bench authority to order an investigation into conflict of interest charges against …

Is Bloomberg an Edsel or a Pinto?:

Billionaire Bloomberg is Proving No Amount of Advertising Can Sell a Flawed Product

  Bloomberg has spent over $500 million (half a billion dollars!) over less than two months on his armchair “campaign” for the Democratic presidential nomination. The result of this appalling financial juggernaut, after a short initial pop into double digits in the polls, is pretty dismal. Bloomberg’s polling numbers have plateaued and even sunk in …

The attack on Medicare for All is on:

Saying Government-Funded Healthcare’s Too Costly is Nuts…Unless You Think the US Uniquely Can’t Do It

  Note: This article is being co-published with Tarbell.org, an investigative news site founded by Wendell Potter that focuses on healthcare, military spending and climate change issues.    The new corporate media and conservative Democratic argument against front-runner Bernie Sanders’ eminently logical proposal for creating a single-payer government health insurance program that he calls “Medicare …

Escaping

You are always saying You can’t stand it any more People look askance There he goes again He always goes off on that When he misses his medication Peering down the hall Shhh they’re coming Others have gotten out We’ll be like them Shhh There are ghosts in the mountains you know Informants in the …

No brokered convention!:

If Sanders Wins a Big Plurality of Delegates, He Must Be the Democratic Presidential Nominee

           At the end of the Nevada debate on Wednesday evening, each of the candidates on NBC stage was asked one last question: If nobody has a majority of delegates after the primaries, should there be a brokered Convention? All the candidates answered yes except for Bernie Sanders, who as the acknowledged front-runner in …

Notes from New Hampshire to Texas:

Sanders Ramps Up His Message, while the Media’s Message Wranglers Ride Herd

By Laurie Dobson In my travels through New Hampshire before the February 11th NH Primary, I witnessed no negative energy of any kind being displayed during 12 Sanders campaign event stops. This included: at canvassing/GOTV organizing offices in Salem, Hudson, Portsmouth and  Manchester, at rallies in Keene, UNH Durham, and SNHU Manchester, at a breakfast …