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Entries by Saul Friedman from 05/2010

I'm Old Enough to Remember When the Epithet 'Fascist' Had Meaning

| Posted 05.06.2010 | Politics

Never mind that fascists and communists are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, those who hurl these words like curses at the president diminish their value much like the overuse of the F-word diminishes its worth.

A "Shanda" on America: Hunger in the 21st Century

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Politics

The Journal did not see the Wall Street crash coming, but would now to take advantage of this temporary problem to turn the social insurance on which millions depend over to those who caused the problem. Shame.

The New British PM and Socialized Medicine

| Posted 05.16.2010 | Politics

Among the 30 plus nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only Turkey, Mexico and the United States do not provide government-run universal health care.

American Political Tradition Goes Against GOP Extremism's Return

| Posted 05.22.2010 | Politics

I can't figure why Republican Sue Lowden who opposed the health reforms and seriously suggested bartering (with chickens or vegetables) to pay for ...

A Little known Life-saving Medicare Benefit

| Posted 05.27.2010 | Healthy Living

This issue of my Gray Matters column is personal. But it needs to be said for Huffington Post, a marvelous service of modern journalism, pays too li...

Take the Offensive Against Social Security Killers: Here's How

| Posted 05.30.2010 | Politics

It's past time that Social Security's advocates, friends, and beneficiaries quit playing defense for the single most popular American program, and take the offensive against those who attack and lie about it with intent to kill.