Category Archives: Health Care

Political Discussions

I was going to do a book write-up today about a book that I just finished.  I’m not in much of a mood to do that right now, even though it was a very good book!  I’ll probably write the … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 13

On page 411 of The Ends of Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) states the following: “By presenting Nixon, or attempting to, as 100 percent pure and good, we were setting him up for a disastrous fall when it was … Continue reading

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President Nixon: Alone in the White House 18

On page 572 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves says the following: “What America did not seem to want was the aid Nixon had pledged to Vietnam, both South and North, in the peace agreement…[E]ven J. … Continue reading

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Reinventing Richard Nixon 7

In my blog post today about Daniel Frick’s Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession, I’ll use as my starting-point a passage on pages 167-168.  There, Frick states: “For liberals, Richard Nixon serves as more than an … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

Atlas Shrugged, Part II

I watched Atlas Shrugged, Part II yesterday.  Atlas Shrugged, Part II is the second of a three-part series of movies that are based on Atlas Shrugged, a novel that was written by the philosopher Ayn Rand in the 1950’s.  To … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 20

I finished Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990.  On page 586, Ambrose asks questions about Nixon that a number of people have asked: “What made Richard Nixon what he was?  How could a man who had so much talent, … Continue reading

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Bureaucracies and Working the System

For my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, a book about Socialist Norman Thomas, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Swanberg says on page 196: “Because [Thomas] became known as an easy mark, he constantly … Continue reading

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Beyond Peace 4

I finished Richard Nixon’s 1994 book, Beyond Peace.  This book was published in the same year that Richard Nixon passed on. Getting a handle on Richard Nixon’s political ideology is not an easy task.  He often talks like a conservative … Continue reading

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Seize the Moment 4

I finished Richard Nixon’s 1992 book, Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World.  In this post, I’ll comment on three quotes from the book. 1.  On page 290, Nixon says the following about entitlements: “Today, we are witnessing … Continue reading

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Jerry Voorhis: The Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon 3

My post today on former Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis’ The Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon will focus on health care.  A while back, progressive blogger Michael Westmoreland-White said the following about Senator Edward Kennedy and health care reform: “[Kennedy] … Continue reading

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