FDL Book Salon Welcomes Wendell Potter, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 1:59 pm

Many of you who closely followed the national debate leading up to the Affordable Care Act of 2010 know about Wendell Potter. He’s the former VP of Communications at health insurer giant CIGNA who resigned his head PR job in May 2008 after he came to believe his job and the industry he was shielding were morally offensive.


Mitch McConnell’s Con: Cut Social Security to Enable Tax Cuts to the Rich

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 1:30 am

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell catches the dishonest bait and switch that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell tried to pawn off on Sunday’s Meet the Press. * On MTP, McConnell repeatedly dodged and weaved to avoid answering a simple question from host David Gregory, which boils down to this: if you Republicans are so hysterical about the [...]

Liberty for All: Guantanamo Detainee Cases Help Define Core Rights

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 8:59 am

I saw Ken Starr, of all people, making the case on ‘Countdown’ that we want to “encourage young lawyers” to follow in the tradition of defending controversial clients like the Guantanamo detainees. Marc Thiessen, upholding his deeply-felt commitment to embarrassing himself and the Washington Post, responds that there was no such backlash among lawyers to the cruel slights visited upon John Yoo and David Addington and Jay Bybee for creating legal pretexts for torture. Well, yes: Lawyers tend to like it when their colleagues uphold the law rather than figure out how to evade it.

Who’s Enforcing the Medical Loss Ratio?

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 7:15 pm

The insurance industry is already looking for ways to game this requirement.

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