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Wednesday at 1:30 PM EST – Join Me For the Most Important Health Debate of the Year.

  Mike Magee This Wednesday afternoon, May 5th, from  1:30 to 3:00 has been 3 months in the making. Last week, President Biden said, “We’ve talked about it long enough, Democrats and Republicans. Let’s get it done this year. This is all about a simple premise: Health care should be a right, not a privilege […]

Historic Cultural Clashes and Access to Health Care: Griswold v. Connecticut.

Mike Magee On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, I hope you’ll join me from 1:30 – 3:00 PM for a virtual lecture that President Biden highlighted in his speech to Congress this week – “Health Care ‘Right’ and the U.S. Constitution”. Register HERE. (Here is a small segment.) ____________________________________________________ It began on March 7, 1844, with […]

Arthur Sackler – On Trial.

Mike Magee Former Wall Street Journal reporter, John Carreyrou, in a New York Times review of New Yorker columnist, Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book, Empire of Pain, decries the author’s early focus on Arthur Sackler, the patriarch of the clan who died in 1987, a decade prior to the FDA approval of OxyContin. Any who […]

Is Health Care a “Right”, a “Privilege” – or Simply a “Necessity?”

Mike Magee I am currently knee-deep into preparations for an online lecture at the Presidents College at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, May 5th, at 1:30 PM titled “The Constitution. and Your “Right” to Health Care in America.”   I’ve been at it for over a month. The classic debate centers on the Constitution’s […]

Putting the Genie Back In The Bottle. Health Care For All Is the Cork.

Mike Magee Two years ago, James Comey wrote an editorial in the New York Times which began, “America has long had a radioactive racist soup in the center of our national life. Donald Trump thinks he is stirring it for political benefit. He’s actually doing something more dangerous.” The January 6th insurrection, followed by the […]

Can the Bureau of Labor Statistics Predict America’s Appetite For Change?

Mike Magee This past month we added 379,000 jobs and Wall Street blushed. But the fact remains that there are 9.5 million fewer jobs in our economy compared to a year ago, and first-time jobless claims rose last week. As former Federal Reserve economist Julia Coronado reported, “We’re still in a pandemic economy.” Pre-pandemic, the […]

Pandemic Accelerants: The Time Is Right For Change.

Mike Magee  “…quietly below the surface, there are transformational forces underway fueled by pandemic accelerants.”  THCB Gang, March 4, 2021. Change on a societal scale promotes opposing forces – fear and retrenchment battles innovation and exploration. As we’ve witnessed in Washington, the clash can be epic and violent with Democracy itself at stake. Resolution sometimes […]

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