Two doctors from the Physicians for a National Health Program dissect the current government health care plan, arguing that the health care bills passed through Congress are not "real reform."
Things were already mighty grim for girls in terms of media-generated role models, but the online game "Miss Bimbo" represents a new low. Based on a script concocted by "lads," Miss Bimbo challenges girl gamers to master the art of bodily manipulation via dieting and plastic surgery to -- what else? -- hook a man.
President Bush, in an effort to buy time and lower expectations for the surge, has set a new goal for Iraq: be like Israel. As in a country "that can protect its people, deliver basic services for all its citizens and function as a democracy even amid violence." In view of daily violence that's off the charts by Israeli standards and Iraq's lack of a functioning government, democratic or otherwise, couldn't he have set the bar a tad lower? But as long as you're aiming high, why not just change the name to New Finland and leave?