Opinion

                
  • The canaries in the mineshaft

    The canaries in the mineshaft

    October 31, 2003

    Opinion This summer’s heat wave in Europe left more than 11,000 people dead in France alone. Hospitals and morgues were overwhelmed. Most of the victims were elderly. Most lived in isolation from family and community. Most...

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  • Medicare battle coming up

    Medicare battle coming up

    October 31, 2003 By Fred Gaboury

    Opinion Adecisive battle over the future of Medicare will begin soon, when the House-Senate conference committee charged with working out the differences between the Senate and House bills on Medicare sends its report to both houses...

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  • Trips to the street: antidotes to despair

    Trips to the street: antidotes to despair

    October 24, 2003

    Opinion I was back out on the street again today in Brunswick, Maine, leafleting and petitioning about the USA Patriot Act. For the past couple of months I’ve gone out at least once a week in...

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  • Public vs. for-profit health care in Canada

    Public vs. for-profit health care in Canada

    October 24, 2003

    Opinion The Canadian public has said no to the erosion of universal, single-tier public health care. Indeed, popular pressure forced a recent Canadian Royal Commission to propose expansion of the public system. The Canadian system provides...

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  • Time for patriotism

    Time for patriotism

    October 24, 2003

    Opinion It was funny celebrating the Fourth of July this year and imagining what a U.S. solider might say when explaining to an Iraqi kid what the July 4th holiday is. “Well, it was when the...

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