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A very manly argument for health-care reform.

By Ezra Klein  |  September 11, 2009; 6:30 PM ET
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something that will make your weekend even better...

Posted by: jkaren | September 12, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse


Here's an article that I think is well worth commentary:

For Your Health, Froot Loops


I'm sorry it's a week old, but I think blogs shouldn't exclude important material in a desire to be super recent.


A new food-labeling campaign called Smart Choices, backed by most of the nation’s largest food manufacturers, is “designed to help shoppers easily identify smarter food and beverage choices.”

The green checkmark label that is starting to show up on store shelves will appear on hundreds of packages, including — to the surprise of many nutritionists — sugar-laden cereals like Cocoa Krispies and Froot Loops.

Posted by: RichardHSerlin | September 12, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Lincoln (or whomever) was mostly correct:

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. ..."

The Beck 9/12 malcontents fit into the 'some of people' slot - they lap up and regurgitate whatever the TV/radio crazy media figures say with no mental processing whatever.

The media has made the 'all of the people some of the time' slot with the incoherentcy of their 'reporting' and 'analysis'.

But on any complex issue, 'all of the people, all of the time' is unobtainable when truth value is ignored by both participants and the media.

Regardless of what, if anything, finally passes on health care, the long delay in implementation (2013-14) planned will muddy the water so long that repeal is equally likely to occur compared to actual operation of the law.

Can anybody look forward with joy to 5 years of this nonsense?

"No joy" will be the meme real soon now.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | September 14, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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