Thirty-two of 33 developed nations have universal healthcare, with the United States the lone exception. The cost to us is 50% to 100% higher per capita than these other countries, yet the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. at 37 out of 199 in health-care outcomes. With what we spend we should be number one.
I’m grateful to James Barth for pointing out an unintentional ambiguity in my last column. I failed to make it clear that, like the job creation data I mentioned, the statistic I quoted on GHG reduction—“27% since 2005”—relates only to the electricity generation sector, which accounts for roughly a third of CO2 emissions in the U.S.
Congressman John Faso continues his attack on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the way the state handles the Medicaid program.
Carol Roig, in her June 8 column, incorrectly stated that carbon emissions have been lowered by 27% since 2005. Charles Petersheim, in his subsequent letter, gleefully agreed to this 27% figure and erroneously credited shale gas extraction and consumption for most of the decrease in emissions that has occurred.
Summer. Why can’t it be ever thus? Birds of every feather on the wing. Morning glories climbing on the trellis, bees and hummingbirds hovering over blossoms. In places like this, part-timers like me are ensconced in our getaway lives, sinking into our passions, painting or writing or sawing wood. Seeing.
According to a Sienna College poll, as of May 66% of voters in New York State were unaware that in November voters will be asked to decide whether the state should hold a constitutional convention.
Bears Ears: more alternative facts
If further proof be needed that Trump has launched a political climate where outright lies become public policy, note the controversy over Obama’s designation of another priceless section of Utah’s red rock country as a national monument.
The Commodore, as he was known, built one of the largest railroad systems in the United States at the time. Leaving his shipping business behind, Cornelius Vanderbilt, along with other financial titans of the time, saw the future in the railroad.
Getting the facts straight