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“Why Sputnik?”

January 27th, 2011

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“This is our generation’s Sputnik moment,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. Interesting metaphor. I was around for the launching of Sputnik in 1957. He wasn’t. Sputnik created a huge wave of shock and paranoia in the United States. The Soviets were beating us! We were losing the Space Race! And maybe the Cold War.

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Three Ways the Health Reform Package Helps Control Costs

March 22nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Reuters.

Among the many unfair accusations leveled at the health reform package just passed by the House is that it “does nothing” to control soaring health care costs.

In fact, nothing can be further from the truth.

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