Monthly Archives: May 2009

Report: Modernizing Health Care Would Save Billions over Decade

A new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Democratic Leadership Council argues modernizing the nation’s health system could save the federal government $600 billion over 10 years and $9 trillion over the next 25 years. “Health System Modernization Will Reduce the Deficit,” compiled by Harvard Professor David Cutler, a leading health care economist and expert […]

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Grady Clinic in South Dekalb to Remain Open

Officials at Grady Memorial Hospital announced last week that it was closing three neighborhood health centers as part of a restructuring plan: The South DeKalb Grady Clinic on Rainbow Drive in Decatur, The Lindbergh Women & Children’s Health Center on Buford Highway and the Center Hill Center on Atlanta Industrial Parkway. Denise Simpson, spokeswoman for Grady Health, told Crossroads News last […]

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Perdue Busy as Deadlines for Bills and Resolutions Nears

By midnight Wednesday, Gov. Sonny Perdue must make a final decision on bills and resolutions sent to him from the Georgia General Assembly, which wrapped up the 2009 session in early April. Perdue took action on several bills of note Monday, signing SB 200, a hodgepodge transit governance bill he advocated before lawmakers made changes, into law. Originally, SB 200 proposed […]

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APN Chat with Mayoral Candidate, Lisa Borders

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders–who had previously dropped out citing the health of her mother–re-joined the race for Mayor of Atlanta on April 3, joining a crowded race of 13 candidates, including front-runners, City Councilwoman Mary Norwood and State Sen. Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta). This is the fourth in a series with Mayoral candidates by Atlanta Progressive […]

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Will Afghanistipakistan be Obama’s Vietnam?

Will Afghanipakistan be Obama’s Vietnam?  Willl his administration go the way of Lyndon Johnson’s, an earlier president with a bold domestic agenda which was crushed by an expanding war? McGovern warns Obama of LBJ legacy (3-minute video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de320qKblKc&feature=player_embedded   “Tractor trailers full of human body parts after US air strikes” Alternet.org   “Don’t overstay your welcome, Sam” (cartoon) http://robertariail.com/2009/04/02/afghanistan/   […]

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AJC: Reed, Borders Split Big Developer Support

Another gem, this time in the AJC’s business section.  Lisa Borders and Kasim Reed are splitting big developer support.  In terms of funding, Mary Norwood appears to be the grassroots, independent candidate, which is ironic given her supportfrom homeowners (a grassroots campaign of property owners?). AJC: “Shailendra Group CEO Shai Shailendra and executives from Carter and H.J. Russell & Co. […]

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Security! Activists Request Security at NPU-R Meeting

Activist Ben Howard has some serious concerns over the recent elections at NPU-R, which he circulated in a recent email to the YMCA requesting additional security.  Apparently, things have gotten so heated, citizens feel their safety is in jeopardy:  (FULL TEXT BELOW) #### TO: YMCA Administrators: I write this letter to request that, due to menacing statements surrounding a contested […]

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