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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 […]

What A Difference A Year Can Make.

Mike Magee What a difference a year, and a global pandemic, can make. In this self-enforced pause, there is a great deal of self-reflection going on. Back in 2019, Michael Bloomberg, looking for support in New Hampshire declared about Medicare-for-all proposals, “I think we could never afford that. We are talking about trillions of dollars… […]

Public Health, The Media, and The Performance of Deborah Birx.

Mike Magee Imagine there was a time in our living memory when a Washington Post reporter and a woman public health official shared a mutual passion – the health and welfare of Americans.  Imagine this woman was steely in her determination, but shy and refused the spotlight. And imagine that those lined up against her […]

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