The U.S. spends twice as much as other industrialized nations on health care, $7,129 per capita. Yet our system performs poorly in comparison and still leaves 47 million without health coverage and millions more inadequately covered.
Portions of Barack Obama’s Inauguration speech yesterday were censored by the state controlled Chinese Media. Lines of the address where the President spoke of how Americans “faced down communism and fascism” and the lines, “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
The organizers of the annual ZORA! Festival are gearing up for a commemorative 20th anniversary with two big announcements: 2009 festival dates, January 20 – 25, 2009 and the announcement that the highlighted weekend street festival, renamed the Outdoor Festival of the Arts, will be free and open to the public all weekend, Friday, January 23 – 25, 2009.