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We Must All Swim Together for Cross-Racial Solidarity.

Mike Magee “…honest self-examination is a critically important step to better understanding ourselves, to heal old wounds, and to take corrective actions to address ongoing societal harms.” These were not the words of a member of Congress in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, nor the incantations of a religious leader appealing to a […]

Justice Is A Complicated Affair, Dr. Barrasso.

Mike Magee Dr. John Barrasso, 1996, source/Spencer Books “We’re better than this” is the common refrain heard from many political leaders following the deadly assault on our democracy on January 6th. Are we really? One year ago, my physician friend, Senator John Barrasso, famously said, “The time for political stunts is over. The Senate had […]

The Pathway Back.

Marc Porter Magee, CEO, 50-CAN Mike Magee “We’re better than this” is the common refrain heard from many political leaders following the deadly assault on our democracy on January 6th. We here empty appeals for blind appeasement from the likes of Kevin McCarthy in the interest of “bringing our country together.” But for those who […]

25th Amendment Was Openly Discussed Over Three Years Ago.

Mike Magee Three years ago, I taught a fully subscribed course at the Presidents College at the University of Hartford on the 25th Amendment. My exploration that year was triggered by a series of articles initiated by New York Times conservative columnist, Ross Douthat. On May 16, 2017 he wrote “The 25th Amendment Solution for […]

Truth and Trust in 2021.

Mike Magee Exactly three years ago, veteran Health Policy expert, James A. Morone, Ph.D., made an interesting argument for single payer health care in the NEJM. In proposing a sweeping change that would directly address “the American patchwork”, assert “the norms of communal decency”, promote planning and efficiency, and empower “a righteous band of reformers, deeply […]

What Do Biden/Harris, Superman and Clean Energy Disruption Have In Common?

Mike Magee The formal casting of Electoral College votes this week marked the moment that I felt comfortable in removing the Biden/Harris sign from my front lawn. In that moment, with the first Covid vaccines going in and Bill Barr going out, I allowed myself to believe that our new leaders were up to the […]

God Bless BioNTech and Pfizer…and Now Let’s Build a First-In-Class National Health Care System.

Mike Magee As Americans cover-up against second and third waves of Covid-19, Americans once again place their hopes and prayers on a great scientific discovery to snatch us from the flames. The latest miracle cure, the just approved Pfizer vaccine, is highly efficacious and safe, and should provide emergency relief in the days and months […]

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