It is an amazing documentary. While it comprises of 10 parts and takes an investment of time, it is really gripping and insightful. It also at times is quite horrific. Some of revelations that were new to me: JFK thought the war was unwinnable but feared that he wouldn’t get re-elected if he admitted
Sometimes, the news is so shocking, I’m stunned for words. I find it hard to blog. After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I wasn’t sure what to say. Until now. I recently listened to a Podcast Save America episode. In the recent episode, one of the hosts asks of politicians, “What is your plan?” In
My social media feeds are eclectic by intent. I follow the President and Bernie Sanders. I read posts from fascists and anti-fascists. I visit at times white nationalist message boards. I’ve read what anarchists want to achieve. I’ve made an effort to try and understand what it means to be young, poor and African-American in
So, I have a different take on Charlottesville: I’m disappointed but not disturbed. By way of background, it was really weird to arrive home from Germany, where Nazi symbols and slogans are banned, and read about Charlottesville. It was really weird to see the above video, particularly the interviews at minutes 2:43 and 19:42. And,
The FDA may limit how much nicotine can be in cigarettes (here). My reaction? Finally! You see, I’ve been thinking a lot about health care. I think it’s a tricky topic as it involves four items that can be mutually-exclusive of each other in a policy debate. Here are the “Big Four” in my book:
As I’ve written before, health care to me is a public good and not a strictly private one. I also have a strong opinion of what a just medical system looks like, based on John Rawls’ Theory of Justice, about which I’ll blog in the future. I’m writing this because of something I just read.