Newsletter – June 2017


Summer News Notes

“Recently, Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) proclaimed that ‘nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.’ My experience has been different.”

From Hippocratic Hypocrisy, an essay by Ron Turker, M.D.

This significant and timely essay is now posted in full on our website

Writing to keep you awake:

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”
Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Dark Money by Jane Mayer—Whatever your political predispositions, this book follows the maxims of Justice Brandeis cited above by revealing connections between certain “think tanks,” political movements, attitudes toward taxes and regulations and a number of individuals whose names often appear in the news. If you don’t have the time to read it all, just “thumb through” the index at your local bookstore or library. You are guaranteed to find it enlightening.

The following Washington Post article is long, but worth the effort to understand the characters, the challenges, and what is currently known about Russian involvement in our electoral system. Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction.

And a book (or movie) to help you sleep:

To put all of the above out of your mind long enough to get some sleep, we recommend reading (or watching as it is also out as a movie) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It offers smiles and tears and restores one’s faith in community and one’s fellow women and men.

Have a wonderful summer!


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