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Radical Tacoma Priest Cuts Fence and Hammers Into NUKE BASE -Plowshare Action at Bangor

  • Posted on: 3 November 2009
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

5 people arrested on Naval Base Kitsap- Bangor

The “Disarm Now Trident Plowshares Action”

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When "Public Options" Serve the Public - and When They Don't

  • Posted on: 6 September 2009
  • By: rick

Thursday 03 September 2009

by: Lawrence S. Wittner, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Dr. Wittner points out that there is a successful "public option" in place for fire and police protection. (Photo: Thomas Hawk / Flickr)

Currently, there is nothing more controversial in President Barack Obama's health care reform proposal than the "public option." Much of the controversy, of course, has been generated by private insurance companies, determined to safeguard their hefty profits, and by Republican politicians, eager to destroy anything that might redound to the benefit of the Democrats. Even so, a little clear thinking on the subject of public programs might illuminate their advantages and disadvantages.

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