Thursday, December 18, 2003

Glimmerings of Sanity

The CEO of Highmark Inc., the local franchise/subsidiary of Blue Cross has come to the conlcusion that national health insurance is inevitable, and has said so in public.

A group of state senators are making a bid to increase the state income tax in the face of massive deficits and, among other things, failing cities. Our local NPR station reported the results of a poll that indicated almost half the population supported this, with another 42% continuing to believe that you can get something for nothing. I can't find a link to the poll, however.

William Safire is noticing that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. (NYT link -- registration required (try cpunks/cpunks) and it will be pay-only in a week or so).

That's it for now, but I hope that there'll be more to come.