Author: AFF Editors

Jul 31,2009

Um, what’s our mission in Afghanistan?

Are we committed to nation-building, or are we just going to take out Al Qaeda? Here’s Obama announcing his new strategy in March: I want the American people to understand...

Jul 31,2009

Michael Savage: Crunchy hippie liberal

What leads someone to become a fire-breathing right-wing talk show host? Answer: A Ph.D. from Berkeley in nutritional ethnomedicine. Seriously. The current issue of The New Yorker has a very...

Jul 26,2009

Paying the piper (or just doctors and lawyers)

Matt Yglesias is frustrated with the nutty and dysfunctional nature of “fee-for-service” medicine in which doctors are paid for doing stuff rather than for treating illness. I feel the same...

Jul 26,2009

Healthcare: When a supermajority isn’t enough

Is Republican support necessary to pass a healthcare reform bill? The question came up Sunday morning on ABC: [GEORGE] STEPHANOPOULOS: So it’s not possible to have a Democrat-only bill. [SEN....