India has become "the pharmacy of the developing world." Without affordable Indian generic medicines, millions of lives saved by Doctors Without Borders and other organizations over the past decade would otherwise have been lost.
If you were hoping for a modicum of media reform, aimed at reducing health care costs and delivering better services in the Obama Administration's forthcoming health care reform bill, you can forget it.
It's almost impossible to comprehend that less than 100 years ago sending information about birth control through the mail was considered not only illicit and obscene, but was illegal as per the Comstock Act of 1873.
The issue and candidate-driven focus of independent voters allows them to be pragmatic and flexible. But lacking a firm political ideology, it can also cause them to appear fickle, gullible, and impatient.
Passing the most popular parts of health care reform while ditching the rest, can give Democrats a "win" on health care without jamming controversial and unpopular elements down the throats of American voters.