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Jason Linkins

America's French Laundry Health Care Problem: Your Sunday Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

It's often argued that nothing needs to be fixed with the American health care system, because it is the best in the world. The argument I lay alongside that is that the best tasting menu -- at least according to Anthony Bourdain, a man with whom I wouldn't recommend you trifle -- is at French Laundry in Yountville, California.

Jason Linkins

New Year, Old Unemployment Crisis: Your Sunday Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Welcome to a new year everyone! How do you like the look of 2014 so far? Well, if you are like me, you're worried. It's not the sort of thing that got talked about on the Sunday shows, because the producers of those shows don't actually like ordinary people, but on Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans who had been left clinging to their unemployment insurance as a lifeline during the unemployment crisis lost that lifeline, and have taken an incremental step closer to a 2014 of possibly freezing or starving to death. This is, as the Economist points out, the "darker shadow" of this crisis -- the world of the long-term unemployed.