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Entries by Harold Pollack from 08/2008

Nikki Tinker: You've lost my respect for running an anti-Semitic campaign

| Posted 08.07.2008 | Politics

My readers know I am dismayed that some Jewish voters balk at supporting a certain African-American candidate with a funny name.http://www.huffingtonp...

Debts to desperate strangers

| Posted 08.18.2008 | Huffington Post

I was guest blogging for Ezra Klein over at American Prospect last week. I want to share this particular item with my HuffPo readers, since it means a...

"Obama May Have Edge Among Disabled" -- No Kidding

| Posted 08.19.2008 | Politics

Conventional wisdom holds that Barack Obama is a charismatic newcomer who holds less appeal to regular people. Tell that to anyone with a serious health problem.

It's Not About Us: Time for Democrats to Come Together

| Posted 08.26.2008 | Politics

This election is not about the mojo of party activists. It's not about the egos of Obamas, Clintons, and their various retinues. It's about people who need real help, and are wondering how Democrats would provide it.

Not One Thin Dime: Republican Health Advisor Says the Uninsured Can Just Go to an Emergency Room

| Posted 08.28.2008 | Politics

There is a mentality at work here, whereby the comfortable and complacent regard the suffering of others with undue equanimity. You can't afford regular healthcare, but you can always go down to the ER.

A Nod to Sarah Palin from Someone Who Will Never Vote for Her

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

Governor Palin's party opposes women's access to family planning services that prevent unwanted pregnancies and that give poor women the same reproductive choices she herself enjoys.

John McCain, Sarah Palin, and confronting the finite reality of human life

| Posted 08.30.2008 | Huffington Post

When my daughters were younger, they would often ask basic questions about the world and their place in it as I tucked them into bed: "Daddy, can I ...