Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It; Book Review

” ‘Money talks, nobody walks,’ might once have been a catchy ad slogan for a men’s department store, but it could also just as easily sum up the feeling most Americans have about the way government operates, or doesn’t. Money, in the form of PACs, Super-PACS, and their ilk, influences nearly every policy initiative and piece of legislation pertaining to everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe. The ensuing quid-pro-quo funding battles between opposing special-interest groups …

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How a Little Known Native-American Tribe Is Leading the Way to Better Dental Care in America

In a David versus Goliath showdown, a small Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest is challenging one of the country’s most powerful and politically well-connected special interests in its mission to improve the oral health of its children.

The David in this fight is the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington state’s Puget Sound area. The Goliath most likely will surprise you. It’s none other than organized dentistry, which over many years has spent millions of dollars on image …

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GOP candidates and the Faulty Five

“After dozens of attempts over the past five years, Republicans were finally able to get a bill through Congress last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It was all theatrics, of course. As everyone expected, President Obama vetoed the bill as soon as it reached his desk on Friday.

Despite what they might tell their constituents, Republican lawmakers know that as long as Obama calls the White House home, which he will for another full year, Obamacare will not …

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Debating ‘Medicare for All’ System Is Good for Nation’s Health, say Doctors

“Neither Clinton’s nor Sanders’ [plan] has much of a chance of being successful unless there are significant changes in the makeup of the Congress that would put Democrats in charge of both chambers again,” (said Wendell Potter).

Published by eNews Park Forest on January 22, 2016.

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