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Pro-Choice to the End: Taking More Control of Your Final Days

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Even if your state does not (yet) have a POLST option, consider documenting your preferences using other forms, like a living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and the like.

Weekly Pulse: Palin Revives Death Panels; Boobs Against Breast Cancer; and the Anti-Gay Bullying Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium.

'You lie!' And Other 2009 Quotes

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The fierce debate over health care hasn't led to a new law yet, but it's produced some of this year's top quotes, according t...

What I Like (And Hate) About Sarah Palin

April Daniels Hussar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April Daniels Hussar

There's so much not to like about Sarah Palin ... why do I find myself admiring her?

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

End of life choice is the human liberty movement of the twenty-first century. This is the arena where dignity and liberty stride forward today. The struggle for end-of-life choices is a movement whose time has come.

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

Obama vs. the Lobbyists: A Scorecard for the Future of American Politics

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

Health care may be the most striking example of the extreme lobbying that's been going on in Obama-era Washington, but this sort of lobbying onslaught actually extends to Obama's whole agenda.

If We Get This Wrong...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

What will be catastrophic is if we continue as we are, with only those who are healthy, wealthy, employed with a really great insurance plan or with Medicare coverage reaping the benefits.

Obama Supporters Angry But Well Behaved

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Instead of looking for the real story on health care, reporters across America are looking for ways to turn it into a better, more sensational tale. A small, loud minority is getting all of the attention.

The Truth About End of Life Care

Jeanette Aileen Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Aileen Fuller

So much has been said by those who claim to understand what "end of life care" means, and all of it has little if any root in truth. So, I will give you my personal experience with "end of life counseling."

Sam Stein

Private Insurer Also Provides "Death Panel" Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the hysteria regarding "death panels" being established in health care legislation, it's worth noting that under one major private insurance p...

Jason Linkins

Michael Steele: VA Encouraging Vets To Commit Suicide (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele is running a bit late to the latest "Let's Frighten The Villagers With Lies" party, but, as TPM's Rachel Slajda points out, he's plungi...

Betsy McCaughey Death Panel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Danziger

Horrors of the future! Betsy McCaughey goes before her own Death Panel!

Kurtz: Media Was Impotent In Face Of "Death Panel" Rumors

washingtonpost.com | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists. They tried to perform last rites on the lu...

An Interview With Janis Ian Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Michael Jackson, Inner Circle, The O'Jays, Imogen Heap, The Adventures, Janis Ian, Cate Bros., Rubicon, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Eric Burdon, REO Speedwagon, Otis Redding, Now That's What I Call Country, Matt Hires, Mark Schultz, Jack Ingram, Smile Empty Soul, Roy Hargrove, Billy Ocean, Cheap Trick, Rory Gallagher, David Guetta, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Matisyahu, Robert Glasper, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Cass Elliot, Neil Diamond, The Casualties, Roberta Gambarini, Patton Oswalt, George Benson, Elvis Presley, Phil Stacey, Tim Buckley, Delores O'Rioran, Carmen Appice, The Mamas & the Papas, Al Jarreau, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Entertainment News, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Dukes, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 16 Horsepower, Collective Soul, Fun., Alan O'Day, Pilot, Now That's What I Call Music, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Da Housecat, Teddy Pendergrass, The Subdudes, James Carter, Adam Ant, Colbie Caillat, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Golub, Jackie DeShannon, Island Records, Fame, Woodstock, Sounds of Blackness, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Smokie Norful, Irma Thomas, Mew, Tanya Stephens, Brian Bromberg, Willie Nelson, Jack Wagner, The New City Ramblers, Mott the Hoople, Love and Theft, New Releases, Deryl Dodd, Cross Country, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole, Kenny G, Jet, Niti Sawhney, Vander Graaf Generator, Sally Shapiro, John Denver, Jason Aldeean, Smokey Robinson, Taking Woodstock, Vandaveer, Najee, Selah, Needtobreathe, Latoya, Strawbs, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Advocate, Lgbt, Sony Legacy, Verve Records, Roberta Flack, Leonard Bernstein, Grammy, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Jerry Wexler, Gramma Awards, Saturday Night Live, Wbai, Wnew, Miami Vice, Dar Williams, Birthers, Fox News, Cher, Teabaggers, Joan Baez, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, Death Panel, Nina Simone, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."

Death, Fear and The Elephant In The Room

Rose Winters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rose Winters

There are very few irrefutable facts in this world that remain absolute. This is one: We all die. Yet it is a topic that rarely enters our conversations.

Silence is Golden

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

Democrats have made progress with their leadership management skills. Here is what they have figured out: When your opposition is burning down, don't get involved.

Bloggers Back Obama's Agenda, Not His Strategy (From Netroots Nation)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Netroots Nation also drew a rather unlikely guest: Arlen Specter, the resilient, 79-year-old pol who has now managed to seriously rile the base of both political parties.

Grassley Voted For So-Called "Death Panel" In 2003

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Time Magazine's Amy Sullivan pointed out last night that, for all of his ardent demagoguery on the so-called "death panels," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Io...

Sarah Palin's "Death Panel" Mantra: Like it or Not, this Woman's Influence on the National Stage is Now Crystal Clear

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It took Palin just three weeks into 'retirement' to prove that when it comes to major domestic policy, she is going to be right smack in the middle of it all.

The ‘Death Panel' Rumor: Where Did It Come From?

New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG and JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The stubborn yet false rumor that President Obama's health care proposals would create government-sponsored "death panels" to decide whi...

Arianna to White House: "Welcome to Reality" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" Wednesday to discuss the lack of bipartisanship in the health care reform debate and the resilience of rumors ...

Reading The Pictures: Grandma Must Die!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-08-12-shaw_obamacare.jpgHonestly, the whole "Death Panel" thing was so "out there," it didn't resonate with me until I came across this Newscom photo today.

Far-Right Fearmongering on Death is Nothing New

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Why is it that in life's most personal and private moments--sexuality, conception, birth and the dying process--the party that says it governs least always governs most?