Neb.’s Nelson sees backlash on health reform plan – AP


t was the concern of Nebraska’s Republican governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed Senate health care overhaul bill that led to a compromise to cover his state’s estimated $45 million share over a decade, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson said Sunday. Gov. Dave Heineman “contacted me and he said this is another unfunded federal […]

The Fall of America’s “Man For All Seasons”


In 1535, Sir Thomas More, the Chancellor of England, was beheaded because he would not betray his conscience in the matter of the divorce of King Henry VIII. More was subject to intense pressure from the King, the opportunist churchmen of the court and his own family and friends.
The following exchange between the Duke of [...]

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Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com


WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]