Cindy Sheehan visit

Sorry to hog the page today.
Got a couple of posts up at The Mill (one of The Carrboro Citizen's sites) about Cindy Sheehan's visit to Carrboro for lunch with the mayor and members of the Grass Roots Impeachment Movement.
She says she'll run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if the Speaker doesn't put "impeachment on the table" by Monday. Audio clip on The Mill.

The 0.4 percent horror

Via Ex:

The 0.4 percent horror
I was just a kid when it happened, and I can’t imagine what it was like to experience it, let alone live through it. But driving through what is left of Cary, with its dark, crumbling cul-de-sacs and boarded up split-levels, you get a feel for the devastation of 2007.

Checking the Power of the Executive Branch

Democratic US Rep. Brad Miller, NC-13, wants to stop the Bush Administration’s pattern of replacing sound science and expert knowledge with political judgments that benefit corporate special interests.

As the chairman of the House Science and Technology subcommittee, Miller is fighting the Bush Administration’s attempt to decide who will have the most influence over writing rules that protect the health and safety of our citizens.

Click here to read about Miller’s efforts in the Washington Post.



Front-paged by Anglico

PPP: North Carolinians want to vote on proposed transfer tax

Complete results here. PPP blog.

Press release:

According to a recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP),North Carolinians want the opportunity to vote on whether or not their county can use a transfer tax by a margin of nearly 10 to 1. The survey was commissioned by the Partnership for North Carolina’s Future.

Business and health care

Almost every time I've written about health care, I've made the point that it is no longer in the interest of business to be involved in health care. I've also said that it is not in the interest of citizens to have health care mediated by the financial issues that businesses must confront in their focus on profitability.

Today the New York Times has an excellent report that summarizes the issues nicely. The bottom line, now that business leaders are pushinng for an alternative model for health care in America, a new front has opened, with a fundamental realignment of interests.

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