Health reform forum: Who is going to help this woman?

DEARBORN, Mich. — “We have an economic crisis and one of the primary reasons is health care. We cannot afford not to reform,” Melody Barnes, director of President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council, told a White House regional health reform forum here March 12.

Raising awareness about poison prevention

National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21. The goal is to increase awareness of the danger to children of unintentional exposures from pesticides and household products.

A fish a day keeps stupidity at bay

Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.


Protesting a foreclosure auction

On the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse, community activists in the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) protest the auction of the foreclosed home of Armando Ramos and Fernanda Cardenas.

Using lies about the New Deal to block whats needed today

Opponents, mainly Republicans, are using lies about the New Deal to ensure that Obama’s stimulus program does not work properly.

Homeowner rip-offs spark scores of lawsuits

BOSTON, Mar 11 (IPS) - Many of the biggest mortgage lenders in the U.S. have engaged in widespread, systematic schemes that ripped off hundreds of thousands of families seeking to buy a home, refinance or foreclose, according to lawsuits filed on behalf of consumers.

Race still drives the war against universal health care

President Obama has heard all the arguments against universal health care. One he won´t hear from opponents, that is the private insurers and hospitals, is that of their fear of having to cover and treat the millions of black and Hispanic uninsured. According to the Commonwealth Fund, blacks and Hispanics make up nearly half of the estimated 50 million Americans that have no health care insurance. They are far more likely than the one in four uninsured whites to experience problems getting treatment at a hospital or clinic, and to have fewer if any choices in getting health care coverage.

Democratizing credit

The $780 billion stimulus package will help stimulate the economy and create jobs, no matter how hard the Rush Limbaugh lunatics try to make it fail. It is already creating jobs and the ripple effect will create more.

American stories on American Idol tell all

The interesting thing about following American Idol this year is the contestant’s personal stories, their backgrounds and their rags to riches struggle to stardom. Okay, yes, I have been watching, when I’m not watching sports. And yes, I do have my favorites.

Obama admin. tackles comprehensive education reform

Outlining his proposals for education reform in a speech this week at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Obama praised the 'legacy of excellence' of America's schools and colleges, but added, 'we have let our grades slip, our schools crumble, our teacher quality fall short and other nations outpace us.'

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