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One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is
Former Legislators Can Get Staggeringly Rich Peddling Influence, In Case You'd Somehow Forgotten This
'Nonprofit' Means Personal Wealth For CEOs
Max J. Rosenthal
Cost Of Broken Health Care System Is Killing Us
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Founder and president, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
The U.S. pays far higher prices for the drugs than other industrial nations, even though U.S. taxpayers often have paid to invent the drugs. How could this be?
The Ghosts Of Health Care Deals Past
Which Retiring Senators Will Be Working for Wall Street Next Year?
President at Mike Lux Media
All of the senators and House members working on financial reform should pledge right now that they will not retire only to go work for the likes of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, or JP Morgan Chase.
Did Filibuster Reform Lead Sen. Bayh to Quit?
President, CREDO Mobile
Bayh blamed lack of bipartisanship for his decision, but of all the potential reasons for his leaving the senate, this one is the most likely to be bogus.
The Legacy of Billy Tauzin: The White House-PhRMA Deal
Money in Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post
Within a few months of being sworn in, the President and his aides were sitting down with leaders from the pharma industry to hash out a deal that they thought would make health care reform possible.
After Ripping Clinton And McCain, Obama Embraces Their Policies
Medicare Part D Creators Now Working For Lobbyists With Billions At Stake
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No, You Didn't Dream It; Obama Told Us To Expect More (VIDEO)
Filmmaker, Writer, Photographer
What If Health Reform Passes?
Mark Blumenthal is the Head of Election Polling at SurveyMonkey.
An Open Letter to Jane Smiley: Please Don't Believe Everything You Read
Editor, HealthBeatblog.com; Author, 'Money-Driven Medicine: Th...
Based on what the mainstream press has been reporting, the president is letting us down. But the truth is, the press is just engaging in a time-honored media sport: first build someone up then tear him down.
Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?
Author, 'Vultures' Picnic'
When Cheney was caught having secret meetings with oil companies, we denounced it as a case of foxes in the henhouse. But Obama's secret meetings, he assures us, are in the public interest.
Health-Care Reform was the Key Issue in the 2008 Campaign...What Happened?
Joseph A. Palermo
Professor, historian, author
For some, the system works best when elites make the most fundamental decisions for our society, unencumbered by the trappings of "democracy", and when the population is depoliticized, misinformed, or both.
Why Aren't Progressive Groups Protesting Obama's Back-Room Deal with Big Pharma?
Entertainment attorney, producer, writer and political activist
Progressives were outraged when the Bush administration banned Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices. It's time for outrage when the Obama administration does the same.
The White House Deal with Big Pharma
Director, Knowledge Ecology International
The White House has abandoned any real effort to control costs in the pharma sector and Democrats have taken this hands-off approach as a green light to side with Big Pharma.
Obama Embraces Drug Lobbyist He Targeted During Campaign
Salon: Blue Dogs Put Corporate Interests Over Party, Constituents
Five Reasons to Be Cheerful in America
Michael B. Laskoff
Bill Clinton reminds us what mojo looks like. He went; he rescued; he returned. He did all of this without giving a press conference or hurting in any way the American negotiating position vis-à-vis North Korea.
Dems & Repubs on Health Care: 'Love a Lobbyist'
The same insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have granted themselves billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies and inflated profits continue to shape the healthcare reform debate today.
PhRMA CEO Urges GOP To Work With Obama On Health Care, But Won't Compromise Himself
Don't Count on the Government to Save You From Dangerous Drugs
Physician, professor, researcher, writer, and filmmaker
I think it is time we turned the FDA back into what it was supposed to be: an agency that protects you and me from unnecessary risks from food and drugs, not a cheerleader for private industry.
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