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Check out this post by Ezra Klein, a young hotshot journalist at the American Prospect, entitled “Your Insurer Is Not Your Friend.” 
In a nutshell, he explains how the scaremongering tactics of Republicans and insurance companies when it comes to universal health care – warning that government and bureaucrats will come between you and your doctor – [...]

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A few days ago, I posted a video that was recently released by the Chamber of Commerce entitled “Faces of Lawsuit Abuse” showing images of those who have supposedly suffered severe hardship as a result of so-called frivolous lawsuits.
The implication was of bankrupted individuals and ruined small businesses because of greedy trial lawyers. Of course, it was all [...]

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The WSJ reports that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is set to drop its strategy of filing lawsuits against individuals who allegedly illegally download music from the internet. Instead it plans to work with internet service providers to discourage people from making illegal downloads, including slowing down their internet service.
This plan is a [...]

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The Chamber of Commerce has begun a campaign highlighting what it claims are the abundance of frivolous lawsuits filed in the courts that are supposedly plaguing small businesses.
Whenever a politician or interest group for business tries to limit the rights of ordinary citizens to bring a lawsuit, it’s commonly done in the name of small business. [...]

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In a previous post, I wrote about Kevin Phillips’ latest book, Bad Money, which I believe provides a good overview of the current financial debacle we are in.
Phillips pulls no punches - he believes that America is a leading world power on the decline, much like the Spanish, Dutch, and British before us. To that end, he points out signs of decline [...]

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I just finished reading Kevin Phillips’ latest book, Bad Money, which focuses on the causes of the economic turmoil that America is struggling through these days. Phillips, for those who have not read him, is the rare writer who has a firm grasp of history and is also able to pull themes together and see [...]

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The Boston Globe reports that the husband of a pregnant Dracut, Massachusetts woman whose contractions were three minutes apart was ticketed by a state police trooper for driving in the breakdown lane past rush hour traffic on the way to the hospital.
The husband actually stopped the car to ask the trooper, who was in the [...]

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Surprise, surprise … the WSJ editorial board is in favor of imposing caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. For good measure, here are a couple of other equally surprising facts: Bill O’Reilly thinks there is a “war on Christmas,” and Britney Spears is, well, a little nutty.
In a December 1, 2008 editorial, the [...]

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It was disgusting — frankly disgusting — to hear that on Black Friday a Wal-Mart employee in Long Island was trampled to death by stampeding customers who apparently forced their way into the store in the early morning hours.
It’s bad enough that the holidays have become so blatantly commercial; the death of a retail salesperson underneath the [...]

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I was checking out the usual suspects of legal blogs that I visit and came across a few interesting posts that I thought I would share (hey, with the holiday approaching, let others do some of the heavy lifting, I say):

WSJ Law Blog reports on how in a civil suit Judge Frederic Block of the EDNY [...]

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