In the Public Eye

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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:15pm

Although DC insiders skewer each other all the time, it still can be fun to listen when someone who’s carried himself with the gravity of a deadly serious job – being Secretary of Defense – plunges into retirement, sells his memoir and lets loose with the snarkiness that he was forced to stifle during his lengthy government service. I’m referring to Robert Gates whose service included heading the Central Intelligence Agency and serving on the National Security Council.


In the Public Eye

Monday, July 2, 2007 - 12:17pm

The line at Starbucks was nearly out the door. Now I sit with coffee gone-cold, seeking to outlast the weather which, at last meteorologic soothsaying, is supposed to furnace to 112 this week.


Time to borrow some wisdom.




Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:15pm

It's the biggest controversy in health care -- in-store medical clinics. Really, it is.


The American Medical Association this week said it intends to ask state and federal agencies to investigate health and liability risks and potential conflicts of interest posed by retail clinics now operating in stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS/Caremark and Target. There's something like 400 such clinics nationwide, but this regulatory uproar may slow expansion.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:58am

Three things you won't get while flying (one stop in Dallas) cross-country from DC to Fresno in economy: 1) a soft seat; 2) free gruel; 3) enough room to easily read a broad-sheet newspaper.


A five-day pile awaited my return, sun-bleached or well-irrigated copies of the Fresno Bee, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. And then all the on-line news alerts. Good thing I wasn't sleepy.


Friday, June 15, 2007 - 12:59pm

Coin of the realm in DC is $2.  That usually buys you a bottle of water, and you'll need to replenish the moolah frequently. Humid, thunder-showery, no-bottles-past-security, a normal stretch of June.


Friday, June 8, 2007 - 12:34pm

It's chaos. It's criminal. It's contradictory. Here are some snippets from the nation's health care "system."