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Confronting “Health Care Royalists.”

Mike Magee Earlier this month President Biden signed a far-reaching executive order intended to fuel social and economic reform, and in the process created a potential super-highway sized corridor for programs like universal healthcare. In the President’s view, the enemy of the common man in pursuit of a “fair deal” is not lack of competition, […]

July 4, 2021 – Sharing The Truth In Red, White, and Blue.

Mike Magee Four years ago, on July 4th, as we came to grip with Trumpism, I wrote a piece titled “A Nation At Risk This 4th of July.” At the time, I noted the fact that the US was the only developed nation in the world that spent more on Health Care than all other […]

Is Paranoia in American Politics Diagnosable?

Mike Magee “The Presidency should not be used as a platform for proving one’s manhood ..” “Inwardly he is a frightened person who sees himself as weak and threatened by strong virile power around him . . .”  “Since his nomination I find myself increasingly thinking of the early 1930s…”  “Unconsciously he seems to want […]

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 […]

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