by | Aug 13, 2019

So what if we did get Bernie Sanders, a proud democratic socialist, as president next year? Or say we got Elizabeth Warren — no socialist, perhaps, in the formal sense, but a lady given to the espousal of policies much…

by | Aug 7, 2019

Baby boomers beware. If you’re in your 50s or 60s and you’re counting on Medicare to pay your future hospital bills, you’re in for a shock. Medicare Part A — the fund that pays hospitals and nursing homes — is…

by | Aug 1, 2019

Americans, a compassionate people, have elected presidents crippled from polio (Franklin Roosevelt), diagnosed with Addison’s disease (John Kennedy), and suffering from Tourette syndrome (Donald Trump). But some maladies ask too much from voters, including RBF, which explains why Kamala Harris…

by | Aug 1, 2019

First, health insurance. I totally agree that every American should have health care as a right. And like Bernie Sanders, I should know, because, “I wrote the damned bill … ” By which I mean I as a very junior…

by | Jul 31, 2019

If the “debate” to which the jostling scrum of Democratic presidential aspirants subjected the nation Tuesday is any guide, President Trump need not worry about losing his job in 2020. The most sensible participants were treated as unwelcome interlopers by…

by | Jul 30, 2019

Kamala Harris, the emptiest suit in the Democratic primary, embarrassed herself again last Friday with a speedy reversal fit for the textbooks. Pressed by Meghan McCain to clarify her stance on unauthorized border crossings on The View, Harris asserted that…

by | Jul 22, 2019

The Bernie Sanders campaign recently announced that it would be raising its salaries staffers’ effective pay to $15 an hour by shortening their workdays. This comes on the heels of reports that middling salaries and 60-hour weeks mean that Bernie…

by | Jul 19, 2019

How much would “Medicare for All” cost? Up to $40 trillion over ten years after implementation, estimates Bernie Sanders, its truest believer. That number has nearly doubled since he ran for president three years and has plenty of room to…

by | Jul 14, 2019

Let’s fight hate with love. We can go to the North Korean Doughboy who fed his uncle to starving dogs, auguring that scene in Game of Thrones, and tell him, “Go ahead and build those nuclear bombs — because we…

by | Jun 28, 2019

The first two lessons Professor Elizabeth Warren seeks to impart to every student matriculating at public universities are 1) do not pay the debts you incur, and 2) there is such thing as a free lunch. That’s an F in…

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