Archive: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

President Obama: Don't Forget About Doctors

(istock photo) GUEST BLOGGER: Richard M. Scheffler With President Obama heading to Capitol Hill this week to lay out his prescription for health care reform before a joint session of Congress, we asked guest blogger Richard M. Scheffler for his perspective. Scheffler is author of "Is There A Doctor...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 4, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (4)

'An Underachiever's Diary' -- A Story for Our Times

By Stephen Lowman "In this economy we are all underachievers," author Benjamin Anastas told me last week. "Maybe donning a big blue U and advertising your faults to the world is a good way to get through it." This summer Anastas's novel "An Underachiever's Diary" was reissued by Dial...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 4, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Blagojevich's Profits, Glenn Beck vs. O'Reilly et al., Tom Ridge's Surprise at 'Hyperventilating' Public

Rod Blagojevich, the impeached former Illinois governor, may have profits from his new book stripped from him if he is convicted of charges against him; a new state law would allow it ... "Glenn Beck's Common Sense" lacks the personality of Bill O'Reilly's political books, the heft of Pat Buchanan's,...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 3, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Whole Foods Boycott: The Long View

Rick Watts, 49, protests outside a Whole Foods store in West Hollywood, Calif. last month. The protest took place after John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market, wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal about health care reform. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) GUEST BLOGGER: Lawrence Glickman...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 2, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (32)

Ridge, Chertoff: New Authors on U.S. Security

Only three individuals have headed the Department of Homeland Security since its formation in January 2003. Two them have books coming out this week. Tom Ridge, the chief from 2003 to 2005, caused a rumpus among former players in the Bush administration earlier this month when details emerged from his...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 31, 2009; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (3)


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