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Links With Your Coffee - Wednesday


  • Mythbusting Canadian Health Care -- Part I |
    To that end, here's the first of a two-part series aimed at busting the common myths Americans routinely tell each other about Canadian health care. When the right-wing hysterics drag out these hoary old bogeymen, this time, we need to be armed and ready to blast them into straw. Because, mostly, straw is all they're made of.

    1. Canada's health care system is "socialized medicine."
    False. In socialized medical systems, the doctors work directly for the state. In Canada (and many other countries with universal care), doctors run their own private practices, just like they do in the US. The only difference is that every doctor deals with one insurer, instead of 150. And that insurer is the provincial government, which is accountable to the legislature and the voters if the quality of coverage is allowed to slide.

    The proper term for this is "single-payer insurance." In talking to Americans about it, the better phrase is "Medicare for all."

  • U.S. acknowledges use of waterboarding - Yahoo! News (shame on us.)

  • There's been no contest like it | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

    Presidential politics can be exciting

  • WMC Commentary: Goodbye To All That (#2) by Robin Morgan - February 2, 2008

    This is your must read of the day, and thanks to Katharine for the tip

    During my decades in civil-rights, anti-war, and contemporary women’s movements, I’ve avoided writing another specific “Goodbye . . .” But not since the suffrage struggle have two communities—joint conscience-keepers of this country—been so set in competition, as the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) and Barack Obama (BO) unfurls. So.

  • CRITICAL MASS: The NBCC's Good Reads Long List for Fiction