Michael T. Hertz: The most shocking part of the flu was the deafening silence of the government and neither national nor local governments addressed the fast-moving pandemic.
Michael T. Hertz: If 2020 becomes something like 1912 or 1932, it’s possible that we shall see a reversal of income inequality through a strengthening of anti-monopoly laws and the addition of a strong wealth tax.
Michael T. Hertz: No anti-abortion law has ever suggested that there be some form of compensation. After all, like a drafted conscript, the woman is being put through a very difficult period of her life that she did not choose to take.
Michael T. Hertz: Biden and Sanders both seem to have strong positions compared to the other candidates, but it’s hard to tell if Biden’s momentum will continue or where Sanders will go.
Michael T. Hertz: Can you imagine any candidate today – including Bernie Sanders – calling for a national referendum before a president could declare war?
ast Thursday, Joe Biden announced (finally) that he was running for President. Bernie Sanders, who by that time was the front runner in many polls, took this as an opportunity to ask his supporters to up their donations. Although the Sanders campaign hasn’t said formally if this push is successful, an analysis of Facebook responses […]
Michael T. Hertz: At the end of the day, with staggering long phone waits and no way to email, I get the feeling that the IRS really doesn’t want to communicate with taxpayers.
Michael T. Hertz: The problem with having only one provider is that the system may become more and more bureaucratic. So what we need to do is set up a counter-measure that will fight bureaucracy.
Michael T. Hertz: My conclusion is that society should be organized so that each of us should be trained to look out for one another. We should assume that our role in life is to see that life is the best possible for our fellows.
Michael T. Hertz: One could fairly interpret the First Amendment to deny providing any public funds to any religious institution on the grounds that this amounted to establishing religion.
Michael T. Hertz: When I finally got around to reading Bernie’s 2017 legislation “Medicare for All” I discovered that he really didn’t mean “for all.”
Michael T. Hertz: Bernie, Tulsi and Liz should join forces in the fight to get a progressive candidate. They should understand that only one of them can get the Democratic nomination, and they should be comfortable in backing one of the others if need be.
Michael T. Hertz: We know that all the Democratic candidates will be lined up against Trump. So why shouldn’t each of them promise to include in their own ads a uniform anti-Trump statement?