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Rocky road to electronic medical records

Have you ever wondered if the doctor who saw you in his office would recognize you if you met at the grocery?  He or she might not, and it’s not just because you’re in street clothes. It might be that, with new … Continue reading

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Ideological purity no help to the body politic

Most of us probably find ourselves somewhere around the center of contemporary political thought, whether it’s to the right of center or left of center. Our movement in elections often determine outcomes, and we’re usually out of touch with outliers in … Continue reading

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What will it take to fix ACA?

When President Obama back in 2010 said of the flawed Affordable Care Act, pass it now, fix it later, perhaps he never dreamed of the extent to which politics would have paralyzed the U.S. Congress.  In the past, with major … Continue reading

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Headlines to hope for in 2014

Each year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial page editor Tom Waseleski prepares for the New Year an aspirational list of headlines.  For several years, I have shamelessly borrowed the idea and herewith present my own suggestions, with precious little expectation that we will see … Continue reading

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If ACA is a turkey, then Obama’s a lame duck

The talking heads are calling this year’s snafus in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act Obama’s Katrina, likening it to the FEMA debacle in responding to the deadly 2005 hurricane that wasted Louisiana.  I think the handling of the ACA … Continue reading

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Clock ticks as extremists carry the day

The Red Sox move on to the ALCS, Gronkowski may play for the Patriots on Sunday, a Newton-based foundation is poised to save Boston’s First Night Festival, the school buses are rolling in Boston after an illegal one-day strike, so … Continue reading

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Headline wishes for 2012

My friend and colleague Tom Waseleski, editorial page editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, always prepares for New Year’s Day an aspirational list of headlines from which  many of us could benefit. Here, with my own imprint, are the headlines I’d … Continue reading

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