jEFFSTANA on September 27th, 2013

My starboard friends are becoming frantic as the enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws near. Wishing for a program to go away that was argued successfully, legislated in Congress and adjudicated before the Supreme Court seems the height of denial, but never let it be said that the rabid right holds reasonableness close […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 6th, 2012

The Federal Government is taking heat for allegedly restricting religious freedoms, specifically by mandating treatment concerning women’s healthcare by insurance carriers. Today, conflict exists concerning contraception and abortion, both legal procedures, and whether women should be guaranteed rights to these medical practices under the Patients Rights and Affordable Care Act. Some think for-profit taxable businesses […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 28th, 2009

A headline in the local rag by AP writer Stephen Ohlemacher on Aug. 23, 2009: “Millions face shrinking Social Security payments”. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Of course, a bit of digging, a bit of figuring — why simply reading the article in its entirety — shrinks this catastrophe from biblical proportions, down to a ho-hum […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 17th, 2009

This past Saturday, our dear-leader of the Arizona GOP opined in the state’s largest daily paper, concerning the reckless speed with which the liberal majority; ie., the Democratic Party has sought to implement a National Health Plan. Least we forget, the top two primary candidates for the Democratic nomination for President slapped each other around […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 13th, 2007

An email chain letter circulated recently, fomenting anger toward some of the poorest, least politically represented in our midst — brown-skinned immigrants. The expressed outrage berated “illegal immigrants” — to use a Republican wedge-issue talking point. Real statistics were cited, based on ambiguous demographic descriptions — something like: “uninsured Hispanic immigrants with uncertain immigration status”, […]

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