Category Archives: health care

Betting on a sure thing (COVID-19)


Swamp Rabbit’s parole officer Victor Cortez asked me if I wanted to bet against his bet that COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. would hit 100,000 by Memorial Day. (The death count as of today was about 95,000.) “That’s tasteless,” I … Continue reading

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OK, it’s Biden, if he still has a pulse


.@BernieSanders bowed to the math in acknowledging that @JoeBiden will be the nominee. He used the time today to laud his movement. But if his goal is to defeat @realDonaldTrump, he’ll have to make a more affirmative case for Biden … Continue reading

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Is social distancing here to stay?


Photo by GETTY IMAGES I read aloud from a Washington Post story about our reluctance to maintain social distance from fellow humans during the coronavirus crisis: Hermits aside, humans are social animals, even what some call “ultra-social.” For millennia, survival … Continue reading

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High anxiety goes viral


Swamp Rabbit was reworking his coronavirus song today. Last week it was a bossa nova, but now it’s a blues sung to the melody of “Corrina, Corrina”: Corona, Corona Gal, you’re on my mind Corona, Corona Gal, you’re on my … Continue reading

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One step forward, ten steps back


Swamp Rabbit and I were wondering why some people still think progress is inevitable despite evidence that it’s being blocked on all fronts by the hog monster in the White House and his Republican enablers. A case in point: The … Continue reading

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Al Green’s impeachment song is a flop


I was in the little shack behind my main shack, rooting around for a rusty old window fan. Swamp Rabbit was in the main shack, watching the rerun of a cable news story from last night. “It’s Al Green, check … Continue reading

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Dems have one job. Will they screw it up?


We were on the porch at my shack in the Tinicum swamp. “Swine was all I could swipe at the SuperFridge,” Swamp Rabbit said as he placed a few hot dogs on my hibachi. “Couldn’t even steal no sardines.” I’m … Continue reading

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