Inside & outside NE health summit: Hundreds demand fundamental reform

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Two different groups of people gathered here March 17 to talk about solving the health care crisis. Inside the Davis Center at the University of Vermont were some 400 people invited to the White House Northeast Regional Forum on Health Reform, hosted by Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Republican Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont.

Preserving health after organ transplants

Since the end of the 2008 season, Halas Hall has seen its share of new team members roaming the hallways from offensive lineman Frank Omi and free safety Josh Bullocks to returning player, Kevin Jones. I am looking forward to when we’ll all be back on the field to begin our training for the upcoming football season and hopefully Super Bowl XLIV.

Tucker Carlson's jerk store

In the Seinfeld episode 'The Comeback,' George Costanza is embarrassed by his inability to think of a response to a co-worker who made fun of his overconsumption of shrimp cocktail by saying, 'Hey George, the ocean called. They're running out of shrimp.' George later thinks up what he believes is the ideal comeback, 'Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you,' and becomes obsessed with gaining an opportunity to use the line, eventually flying to Ohio in order to do so.

An American outrage: Bernie, AIG, and us

There have now been more than 4,000 deaths and 30,000 casualties of American military in the war in Iraq. More than 100,000 Iraqis and others, most of them civilian, have also been killed in what is now known to be an unnecessary war. But, we as a nation are not outraged.

Latino Fest in the Fray of Pop Culture's Lucha Libre

SAN DIEGO, California, Mar 22 (IPS) - The San Diego Latino Film Festival is perhaps the biggest little film festival most people outside of Southern California have never heard of.

March Madness: 30 percent player turnover mars tourney teams

This weekend, and for the next two of college basketball’s “March Madness,” tens of millions of TV viewers will be tuning into the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA’s) tournament.

COMMENTARY: Gall and Cheney

Hell hath no fury like an ex-Vice President scorned. Or so it seems. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, still smarting over the fact that former President George W. Bush failed to grant a full and complete pardon to Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, has grabbed a rhetorical shotgun and and toothbrush and is shooting his mouth off again. This time he states that Americans feel less safe now that President Barack Obama is in the White House.

The death and life of great American newspapers

After years of neglecting signs of trouble, elite opinion-makers have begun in recent months to recognize that things have gone horribly awry.

March 21: International day for elimination of racism

The global economic crisis cannot be successfully resolved if the solution leaves out workers who are discriminated against because of their race or ethnic origin.

At failed firms, no bad deed goes unrewarded

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 20 (IPS) - Thousands of angry U.S. workers took to the streets Thursday to protest some major banks and insurance companies that have handed out extravagant bonuses on the taxpayers' dime, as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to get some of the bonus money back.

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