The angle

April 8, 2011

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Salem scraps limit on psychics: “Some of the biggest supporters of reinstating the cap come from an unlikely source: members of the clairvoyant community themselves, who say the proliferation of new psychics is threatening their businesses. (As an aside: shouldn’t they have seen this coming? Just asking.)’’


Vermont moves toward single-payer plan: (From an interview with William Hsiao, Designer of the plan and economics professor at the Harvard School of Public Health) “The savings come from vertical integration of healthcare delivery. That would remove the duplication of tests, reduce drug complications, improve the continuity of care for patients. That would simplify administration, such as recordkeeping. You could share the same records. This is where the savings come from.’’

A bridge too far in Jamaica Plain?: “For more than a decade, neighborhood groups have been working to revitalize part of the Forest Hills neighborhood by turning a derelict former trolley yard into affordable housing, recreational space, commercial space, and an environmentally sound transit facility. But now, just as those plans are finally coming to fruition, the process of demolishing and perhaps replacing the Casey Overpass threatens to undo them.’’


Jay Severin’s latest tirade: “Despite anti-discrimination laws and an evolving sense of morality, our nation still has a shocking amount of tolerance for acts of sexual misconduct on the job, provided the perpetrator is charismatic enough or profitable enough for his company. Even the young women who called into Severin’s show, moved to respond to his tales of sexual exploits, were incredibly polite, almost deferential, as they tried to explain why his actions were wrong.’’