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The best of Frank Bruni.

The problems in primary care.

• Stan Collender on reconciliation.

Vermonters are very healthy.

• Mike Huckabee is a useful reminder that people can be both genial and crazy.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 18, 2009; 6:02 PM ET
 
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turn that frown
upside~down!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgmnlwjTRRw

someone said of this piece of music,
"oscar peterson must be giving G-d piano lessons!"

Posted by: jkaren | August 18, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I am about as far from agreement with Mike Huckabee as it is possible to get, but he is not crazy. He is religious, and has strong beliefs. And you really shouldn't equate the two.

I am, for the record, pretty much an atheist but I don't think religious = crazy.

Posted by: pj_camp | August 18, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Ezra, how much of the crisis in healthcare spending is related to malpractice insurance rates/torts? The last time I looked, which was a few years ago, it seemed that those made up a relatively small portion of the rising costs and that areas where they've enacted tort reform (Texas) had not seen large reductions in malpractice rates.

Posted by: MosBen | August 19, 2009 7:27 AM | Report abuse

And pj_camp, I think suggesting that millions of people be relocated from their homes is a pretty crazy idea, religiously based or not.

Posted by: MosBen | August 19, 2009 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Pls also check Bruni's retrospective of countless restaurant visits with his "guests"! It's hillarious (well,ok, 75% of it s, at the end he starts repeating himself).
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/19/dining/19note.html?8dpc

Posted by: Gray62 | August 19, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

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