Category Archives: U.S.

What’s the Deal With an Attack and Controversy in Caracas?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that only takes aim with words. In this week’s edition we’ll look back at a vivid aerial attack in Venezuela and determine some background to the incident and … Continue reading

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RE-UPDATED POST – What’s the Deal With Pre-Existing Conditions – AHCA Redux

Hello All, another update on the health care legislation, This past week (5/4/2017), the House of Representatives passed the updated American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that is the latest in the many-part series of repealing and replacing the … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With “Pre-Existing Conditions”?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that has a very, very big HSA. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the possibility of Congressional and Presidential “Plans” to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Executive Orders on Immigration?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal” the blog that is seeing the highest readership of any blog ever! [citation needed] In this week’s post we’ll discuss President Donald Trump*’s latest executive order halting immigration from 7 … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Public Health, The Environment and Race?

Hello All! In this edition of WTD, we’ll discuss the high profile case of contaminated water in Flint, Michigan and how it connects with our community and social history of racial discrimination in housing and environmental concerns. Throughout the history … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Dissatisfaction in America?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that enjoys pessimism in good times. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the current doldrums of American political and public views that have persisted despite continuing economic gains. Is … Continue reading

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