Your real Irish, that is. Look before swimming. Enter the confessional. The carbon divide. Plus more.
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Our Democrats in Washington have decided to nationalize health care this year. Our health care costs about $1.5 trillion annually (it should be called sick care — care of the healthy costs little or nothing) in order to decrease this cost while extending health insurance to all 300 million citizens from the 250 million insured now. Of this total cost of $1.5 trillion about one third or $500 billion is spent on malpractice insurance and defensive medicine.
The combined population of Japan, Germany, and Great Britain is some 250 million; those three countries have a total of 35,000 lawyers. We maintain some 1,100,000 lawyers in this country in the style to which they have become accustomed, which is very much higher than that of and average American professional.
How come this enormous difference? Well, in all developed
countries except ours the loser in a court case pays all the
costs, of the court and of the defendant, both direct and
indirect; here the loser just walks away to sue somebody else,
preferably a private drug corporation, a doctor, a hospital, or
anybody with a deep pocket. Our trial lawyers are hyenas sucking
the blood of this country’s economy, with the help of phony
experts and primitive juries.
— Marc Jeric
Las Vegas, Nevada
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online