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Remembering 9/11 Part2

Walking back to Georgetown from Memorial Bridge, where I stood for at least an hour in silence watching the smoldering Pentagon, the first thing one could notice was that even M Street and Wisconsin...

Remembering 9/11

Like millions of Americans, i was already at work that fateful morning. It was a sunny, beautiful day in Georgetown, and had just enjoyed a dark roast coffee on my porch overlooking the serene...

Tim Pawlenty’s “Manchester Meltdown”?

I was greeted this morning by a crescendo of email alerts and tweets declaring that Mitt Romney and Michelle Bachmann “won” the CNN GOP presdiential primary debate in Manchester, NH — and that’s essentially...

RSS vs. Twitter? — Or Maintaining Both

Paris, VA — As someone whose livelihood depends on aggregating dozens and dozens of news sources, opinion outlets and every variety of information related to politics, the media and health care, I depend upon...

Health Providers Must Emphasize Cost-Efficiency in FY 2012 Budget Debate

Capitol Hill lawmakers, regulators and the media have heard it all before at the onset of the annual budget dance: No cuts to Medicare — especially as state budgetary chaos has eroded Medicaid funding stability. With the 2012 budget debate about to get underway on Capitol Hill, the nature and composition of the new Congress — with an eye on spending cuts — will require health care providers of every stripe to emphasize how they’re part of the solution when it comes to saving tax dollars.