Late Night: Sugar, Sugar Blood Sugar Sex Magik

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:00 pm

Oh those zany Dutch! Paul van der Velpen, the head of Amsterdam’s health service wants to see sugar tightly regulated, which could really be a bummer for folks buzzing from a stop in one of Amsterdam’s famed coffee shops and in desperate need of munchies.


Saturday Art: The Right of Return, by Doc Jazz

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 12:45 pm

The music of Tariq Shadid, a Palestinian surgeon, who goes by the nom de web of Doc Jazz, is quite varied. A self-taught musician, his unique take on aspects of the Palestinian diaspora is gaining traction on the web, and in the Low Countries. Although recently primarily based in the Netherlands, Doc Jazz has worked in the Gulf States, and was in the USA this fall, performing benefits. Here is what Doc Jazz wrote about a benefit in Anaheim on October 18, 2012, for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

Senate Plan Nothing Like The Netherlands; Poor Regulation Makes Individual Mandate Unacceptable

By: Thursday December 17, 2009 11:15 am

Jonathan Cohn is trying to defend the individual mandate in this bill by claiming the Netherlands also has an individual mandate. The problem is the health care system produced by the Senate bill would be nothing at all like the health system in the Netherlands. I have long maintained the progressives should accept an individual [...]

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