Friday, August 28, 2009

Take the PROFIT factor out of insurance - great video

Here is a great video that explains why we need government run public health care:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

David Cook with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert in Central Park

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. David Cook is about to do his 100th show on Friday. I think it's time he takes a break to work on a new album - I am ready for something new.

It is a hoot to read the comment sections of articles about this performance. Someone was complaining that Cook & Allen should not be wearing plaid shirts in NYC. Someone else responded that plaid is a mid-western comfort thing. I have to say I am in the minority - I really enjoyed Cook and Kris, but I find Adam's looks a little creepy and his performances are always just slightly over the top. I guess I prefer the kind of rock, like this cover of Little Lies, that David and Kris do.

NYT op-ed on the work of anthropologist Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro

Michael Dove, a Yale anthropologist, has a terrific op-ed in today's NYT called "Dreams from his Mother." According to Dove, Dr. Soetoro was one of the earliest proponents of microcredit, and also one of the few who was not afraid to point out its shortcomings to the Suharto regime.