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Restoring faith in the American project and reseeding common ground. Can We Do It Again?

Mike Magee This is all too familiar. Criminal leadership at the top. Rampant injustice at home and abroard. Young leadership, with parents and grandparents in tow, erupting in the streets across our nation – courageous, frustrated, demanding better, not willing to take it anymore. For people of my age, here we are again, 50 years […]

We Cannot Afford Leaders Who Lie.

Mike Magee In the re-build of Germany and Japan under the Marshall Plan, we elected to start with a health plan – in part because we recognized that all other social determinants – justice, housing, nutrition, education, clean air and water, transportation, safety and security – would be enhanced in the process. We understood that […]

What Is The Next Shoe To Drop?

Mike Magee As Americans haltingly reemerge through the smoldering embers of the Covid-19 blaze, many wonder, “What will be the next shoe to drop?” Most realize this crisis is far from over. Erratic leadership at the top will be with us at least until the November election. And even with a successful defeat of President […]

Covid-19 and The Collapse of the Medical Industrial Complex: Imagining a Brighter Future.

To our surprise, this online lecture explaining the birth of the Medical-Industrial Complex in America, and how it planted the seeds for the current pandemic disaster, maxed out its Zoom capacity within minutes of its offering. That left many of you in the lurch, and for this, we apologize. But the good news is, we […]

Covid-19 Financial Impact on Nursing Homes

“Obamagate” – Why Trump Shouldn’t Go There.

Mike Magee President Trump’s latest ploy to distract us from his remarkable covid-19 failure, as American deaths approach 100,000, is tossing out the vague term “Obamagate.”  He presents the term in the same conspiratorial whisper voice he once used to launch and sustain the “birther campaign.” It is a mark of understandable desperation that he […]

The History of Presidential Inability and What to Do About It.

Mike Magee As Medical Historian at the President’s College at the University of Hartford, I’ve been asked to explore the 25th Amendment and its’ utility when confronted with Presidential “inability”. During the current crisis, this one hour lecture is offered free of charge and reviews the history of Presidential inability and succession planning from 1787 […]

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