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Who Will Be at the Table?

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Health Care Lessons From California

Arnold offers his wisdom on reform

Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Barack Obama a helping hand. While he hadn’t... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Baucus Watch, Part II

What’s really inside the senator’s health-care white paper?

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

A Laurel to the Philadelphia Inquirer

And its excellent series showing the plight of the uninsured

It’s easy now for the coverage of health care to slip into the tried and true—horse race accounts of who’s... More

Two New Story Lines for Health Care

A march to victory or a rollback of ambitions?

Dear members of the public, take your pick. Will major health care reform will happen, or will there be only... More

Huckabee on Health, Again

The preacher and his sermon

A year ago, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was out on the stump talking about health care and everything else.... More

Baucus Watch

A key senator on health reform holds a listening session

Sen. Max Baucus holds the keys to health reform. He’s chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; any health care legislation... More

Divining Medicare’s Future

CBS takes a crack at what’s in store for seniors

CBS has spent a good bit of air time telling viewers where the candidates stand on the issues. And, to... More

Health Care Rationing Explained

The Syracuse Post-Standard dares to widen the debate

By now, most media accounts of the health proposals of John McCain and Barack Obama have grown stale and, frankly,... More

Now Who’s Crafting a Secret Health Plan?

Is Ted Kennedy really proposing socialized medicine?

Word comes from The Washington Times, in what the paper calls an “exclusive”, that Sen. Edward Kennedy has been secretly... More

Paging Dr. Gupta

How CNN’s doc misdiagnosed McCain’s health plan

Perhaps CNN’s in-house doctor, Sanjay Gupta, ought to stick to things medical. Gupta’s attempt to explain John McCain’s health plan... More

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tries to Redeem Itself

A better job on health care, but still a ways to go

As part of an ongoing series examining what the candidates’ plans might mean for Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution took another... More

Who’s Cutting What in Medicare?

A missing campaign issue suddenly surfaces

All of a sudden last week Medicare zoomed atop the list of acceptable campaign talk. It started with an early... More

And Now From the Heartland….

KOLN/KGIN tries to explain health care

You could say it wasn’t the greatest story, but, hey, a TV station taking a crack at health care is... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part IX

Real people and the candidates’ plans

This is the ninth and final entry in a series that has examined how seven people who live in the... More

Health Care on the Mississippi Archive

Links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s series

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care on the Mississippi” series, in descending order.... More

Let the Crystal-Balling Begin

More red meat needed from the Associated Press

“John McCain’s health plan would reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 21.1 million people if fully put in... More

Dissecting the Health Care Debate

What the candidates said and didn’t say

Both John McCain and Barack Obama were expected to pound away at health care during last night’s debate, and, indeed,... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

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