The reality is that most people who are uninsured are not that way by choice; they have no insurance because they can't afford coverage or can't even find a company willing to sell it to them.
There is nothing virtuous about selfishness and there is nothing objective about Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophy, which is little more than a sly attempt to whitewash her own flaws.
Strength and power are "hawkish" words -- kind of like shock and awe. Words don't necessarily get you into conflict but the attitudes behind them can.
After years of lying about his pathological personal life, all of a sudden Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to have total recall. He's put his own ego and career ahead of the privacy of his children.
What do you call a sexual relationship when the woman can't say no? When the woman is an underling -- not just an employee but a foreign one who absolutely cannot afford to quit?
Mitt Romney's at it again -- shading the truth on CBS News' 60 Minutes. He's perpetuating the false Republican narrative that President Obama should have gotten more done during his first two years in office because he had a supermajority in the Senate.
Essentially, without a health safety net, hospitals will go broke and be forced to layoff employees, provide lesser service or increase basic costs. All three of these things lead to a terrible lowering of standards for America's health care industry.
Turns out, the most revealing thing Mitt Romney has said in his entire campaign was not captured in secret, spoken to a private audience in a moment of candor. It was captured during an interview for 60 Minutes!
Because on the basis of the evidence presented at trial and the evidence that was not allowed to be presented at trial, Errol Morris does not believe that Jeffrey MacDonald is guilty. If you followed this case, you know different.
Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?
Just because our brains have been altered by addiction, doesn't mean we're destined to fall into the same habits. With the right skills, community and support we can learn how to break out of routine and into a life worth living.
The two pilots who spoke to 60 Minutes and the many more who unusually spoke out against higher ranking military officers were exercising the very right guaranteed in the constitution.
The 60 Minutes report caused the Israeli government to go ballistic even before it aired. In fact, it tried hard to stop it from being broadcast.
The filibuster rule trumped the Buffett Rule and the people lost once again. So, it's out with the old Buffett Rule that is Warren-based. And, in with the new Buffett Rule, that is Jimmy-based.
TV is a medium of great power, influence... and profit. One can simultaneously entertain and inspire (enspire?) -- and garner big ratings while doing it. Here is my list of TV's 17 Best Issue-tainment Shows of All Time.
Mike Wallace was best known as the hard-hitting investigative journalist on 60 Minutes. But there was another side to him. He helped untold numbers of people suffering from depression when he went public about his own battles with the disorder.