Entries Tagged as 'Medicare Part D'

The Stories That Cannot Exist

January 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, economy, financial coverage, health care reform, journalism, regulation

By Arthur Alpert All hail Nick Estes’ Op Ed column in the January 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal. We won’t see its like for a long time. Under the rubric, “Yes, we DO know how to fix the economy”, Estes took syndicated columnist Robert Samuelson to task for writing the reverse. Estes explained: “The […]

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Return to Form

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments · health care reform

By Arthur Alpert Well, it certainly didn’t take long for the Albuquerque Journal to return to form. Last week I applauded the newspaper’s October 27 issue, which lacked twisted headlines and contained the kind of information its editors usually ignore. It was like reading a Journal from another dimension. But only a day later, the […]

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Intellectually Honest Partisanship, Anyone?

February 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert In the 17th century, says Eric Burns in “Infamous Scribblers”, almost all American newspapers were loud, scandalous and partisan, even in the news, which they often fabricated. Happily, the business evolved. By the time I signed up in the mid-20th century, most papers craved respectability. So they erected a wall (not impermeable, […]

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