Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bits and Pieces - August 29, 2009

The Washington Post ombudsman suggests that his paper provide some facts on the health reform bill.

I've been trying to figure out how to write that people may not want all those end-of-life interventions and that following their wishes may also be the less expensive way forward. Devin Talbott and Strobe Talbott get it right.

North Korea mellowing?

T.R.M. Howard, an unlikely civil rights hero

President Obama's eulogy for Ted Kennedy was just right. Text and video here. I watched the entire funeral this morning; thank you, New York Times for the webcast. Much of it was very moving, particularly the prayers from the younger members of the family.

1 comment:

troutsky said...

On health care issue: people are "confused" is a many layered statement.A hegemon likes weak citizens just as it likes weak states but such a state cannot be led strategically when it has no historical knowledge. People are rightly "confused" because the basic moral contradictions between capitalism and a just society are front and center all of a sudden.