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Sam Leff

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Questions Barack Obama Should Consider Before Committing More Troops To Afghanistan

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2009 | 9:44 PM

Questions Obama Should Consider Before Committing More Troops to Afghanistan.

1. Do the Taliban present a real threat to the American people? Is rebuilding Pashtun tribal culture more important to us than rebuilding Detroit? Wouldn't handouts go farther given to U.S. homeowners on the verge of foreclosure,...

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Michael Bloomberg

(5) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 9:12 AM

1. Giving the nation four more years of George W. Bush.

Michael Bloomberg rolled out the red carpet and gave the keys to the city to the Republicans to nominate Bush for a second term in the summer of 2004. Exercising a staunchly [and stealth] pro Republican strategy, he...

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With Health Care, the Profit Motive is Infectious

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2009 | 11:03 AM

Jonas Salk discovered a polio vaccine in 1955 and the world cheered. Polio deaths declined from 37,476 in 1954 to 910 cases in 1962. Salk refused to patent it. "Can you patent the sun?" he asked. Barry Marshall discovered a cause [helicobacter] and cure for stomach ulcers in 1984 and...

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That's The Way It Wasn't

(10) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 1:57 PM

At the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968, six months after his landmark editorial on getting the U.S. out of Vietnam, Walter Cronkite once more 'told it like it is': "The Democratic convention is about to begin in a police state, there doesn't appear to be any other way to describe...

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