Sunday, November 14, 2004

Miscellany

A column by William R. Brody, President of Johns Hopkins University, provides excellent information on the medical malpractice crisis. Remember Kerry and Edwards defending trial lawyers, who are among the Democrats' most generous contributors? Brody says:

[A] recent study by Harvard University researchers found that 80 percent of malpractice claims were filed against doctors who had made no error whatever.... Our system of medical justice is fair to no one but malpractice lawyers. Nationally, attorneys and the legal system gobble up about 60 percent of the costs involved with malpractice cases and awards.

Michael Kinsley's column today regarding coming appointments to the Supreme Court is worth reading. It contains this assessment of Roe v. Wade, and it's true regardless of your position on abortion:

Although I am pro-choice, I was taught in law school, and still believe, that Roe v. Wade is a muddle of bad reasoning and an authentic example of judicial overreaching. I also believe it was a political disaster for liberals. Roe is what first politicized religious conservatives while cutting off a political process that was legalizing abortion state by state anyway.

Do you believe that the Democratic Party is the party of the poor and disadvantaged? Do you think the blue states are overflowing with radicals and the red with reactionaries? Read Thomas Sowell's column, which includes an analysis of the blueness of California.

Here's a great Bill Deore political cartoon, from just before the election (Oct 27). This is a Glenn McCoy political cartoon about Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kingfish said...

Cool blog I really enjoyed it. You know its a shame that American's forget about thepeople we have serving in different regions. Lord, afganistain is old hat to the masses here its all Iraq Iraq Iraq. I was hoping you could maybe do a post kinda of explaining the situation over there plus how many troops we would have in the region. The media rarely reports on any thing from the region anymore. The was an artice I think about Montenegro. But it s just mentioned something about the controversy surrounding a new govt and it was going to be run by communist and it was all the state depts fault. It sounded a little over the top.
Anyway, you will be a site I visit again.

10:37 AM, November 14, 2004  
Blogger Tom Carter said...

Thanks for your kind words!

I'm working on an item about Kosovo that will include some of the topics you mentioned. Hope to post it soon.

10:50 AM, November 14, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to have found your blog. Your background sounds very interesting and your posts are shrewd and illuminating! I hope you keep writing on your perspectives. I blurbed you and I'll link your blog. You have a lot to offer.

12:34 PM, November 14, 2004  

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