Richard McIlnay

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Richard reviewed this story - Dec 20, 2010
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4.0

It states the figures then draws a logical conclusion.

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Richard reviewed this story - Nov 12, 2010
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4.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 29, 2010
Richard's Rating
4.0

This story points out the facts of the obama accomplishment and shows by stistics that they have not been communicated.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 25, 2010

the writer gives examples to support the point of Kelly's bias they are making. remember kelly's insistence On "fair and balanced".The questuion to ask people of Kelley opinion is: What do they consider LEFT? Is pro Social Security Left? Is having rich people pay taxes left? Is having the government do something about the problems experienced by Wall street left? Is helping unemployed people survive left ? etc etc

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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 13, 2010
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4.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 10, 2010
Richard's Rating
2.5

I disagree with their premise about polarization. This assumption thrwos the whole story off.

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Richard reviewed this story - Apr 30, 2010
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1.6

The left is annoyed because it is not the govrnment which is the problem but the moneyed power that pulls the strings to manipulate the government that is the problem. The years of Republican preaching Government is the problem (while rushing to get into it) has paid off. Why do you think Congress helped enable the financial disaster to happen ? which by the way happened in The Republican's (Bush) watch.

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Richard reviewed this story - Apr 30, 2010
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3.8

He quotes both siides, but I would be interested in who is pushing this legislation. What party ? What group ? In other words I would like the story to dig a little deeper

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Richard commented on this story – Mar. 10, 2010

The Cheneys are not only a divisive force, They have a true fascist attitude aabout America. Dick Cheney thinks the U.S. should work like a corporation, not a democratic republic. I would call the Cheney’s ideology Corportist Government, with the president as More »

Richard reviewed this story - Mar 10, 2010
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5.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Mar 10, 2010
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4.7
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Richard reviewed this story - Feb 3, 2010
Richard's Rating
4.0

The elephant in the room that the writer mentiokns is our maintaining bases around the world at enormous cost. The military spending must be cut if the nation is to survive. We cannot contnue on a constant war footing and not destroy both the economic and social base of the country.

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Richard reviewed this story - Dec 18, 2009
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3.8

The author is arguing for a point and tries to give the supporting reasons his conclusion shopuld be accepted, all this without accusations or particularly loaded writing.

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Richard reviewed this story - Nov 25, 2009
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3.4

The story was doing fine until the end when they pronounced the magic word "competition" which would take car of everything if the big boys close the web. I don't think so !!!

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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 21, 2009
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2.4
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 3, 2009
Richard's Rating
2.0

This is, of course, an editorial, full of assumptions and statement telling us what "Washington" is thinking. there are powerful interests in Washington who want to nullify Iran. Iran is also the only nation which stands in the way of total control of the region by the US now that we have subdued and are occupying Iraq.

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Richard reviewed this story - Sep 30, 2009
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5.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Sep 15, 2009
Richard's Rating
3.8

I agree with Greenwald that too many of the angry people are angry at the wrong persons. The essence of democracy is no the vote, but the people pooling their resources and energy to help one another. Somehow the thrust now seems to be that its dog eat dog and get as much as you can. Even some churches are preaching it Christian to be rich, which I am sure is good for the preachers income.

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Richard reviewed this story - Sep 6, 2009
Richard's Rating
4.2

The story just gives us facts about the arms sales, but doesn't touch the implcations to both the US and the world. However, one needs the facts if one is to discuss the implications, coasts, and policies to which these facts lead.

We supply the world with weapons while procaliming peace and wringing our hands about the killing that takes place. These facts again demonstrate that we are the most militaristic nation on the planet, and perhaps the most dangerous.

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Richard reviewed this story - Aug 31, 2009
Richard's Rating
3.2

A well written and very subtle defence of Cheney, giving a short account of charges and then long defenses by Cheney relying on the tried and true justification, used down through history including bu the Japanese who waterboarded Americans and were prosecuted, - National defense, security., thus leaving the reader with a definite bias for Cheney.

If we,as a nation, go along with Cheney's the end justifies the means, we go down a very slippery slope. I suppose the same people who don't seem to mind that we have been over in the Middle East blowing things up and killing people (and getting killed) for eight years now, are the ones who find torture justified.

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Richard reviewed this story - Aug 26, 2009
Richard's Rating
2.0

There is little "reason" involved in this article.

I'm not sure where he gets those 70 percent figures. I think out of thin air. I am on medicare and the government does an EXCELLENT job, far better than most private companies I had experience with. I think the logo "Free minds and Free makets" tells us all we need to know about the writer's position.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 11, 2009
Richard's Rating
1.9

No. It quotes the Republican without ever commenting on the validity or logic of what they are quoting

Republican back on their Johnny one-note. cut taxes. They just keep mindlessly repeating cut taxes as though it were a magic incantation that would solve everything for us. They also know that it is too early for any strong effect of the stimulus, as does the writwer of thwe article, I am sure. They are not debating the issue. They are still playing politics "while rome burns."

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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 7, 2009
Richard's Rating
2.2

While well written interms of style, this is not quality journalism. certain facts and elements of the problem are gathered and arranged to arrive at an already determined conclusion.

Isn't it interesting that other nation's experiences with an entire people joining to insure one another and how well it has worked is not even mentioned. Instead there is a careful manipulation of certain facts and approaches to reach a desired conclusion.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jul 1, 2009
Richard's Rating
4.3

It goes beyond merely quoting both sides to a more indepth investigation of those involved in the medical debate

The lager the group insured the cheaper the cost of insurance. That is why a public option and eventually single payer insurance is the logical, compassionate, and intelligent answer.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jun 12, 2009
Richard's Rating
4.0

The writer uses the classic rhetorical technique of setting forth the arguments against public medicine and then refuting them.

The payment for public health care should be viewed not as a tax, but as an insurancepremium. So viewed it will become apparent how much cheaper the public plan is.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2009
Richard's Rating
1.8

No. Purely a hatchet job. It is a FACT that Medicare administrative costs are less than the insurance companies. Of course public health care would be expensive -- health care is expensive

Single payer health care is the only logical, civilized, humane way to go if we as a people take care of one another.

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Richard reviewed this story - Jun 4, 2009
Richard's Rating
3.0

A rather subdued commendation with an interesting title ?? Iraq is not mentioned because they were rah rah for the Iraq massacre.

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Richard reviewed this story - May 7, 2009
Richard's Rating
3.8

The problem is that the charter schools get to choose their pupils. The thing to do would be to randomly assign students from the general student population and see how they do. One can make any school look good if you can choose the students in terms of ability and/or behavior or motivation.

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Richard reviewed this story - Apr 25, 2009
Richard's Rating
4.0

The interviewers go to an authority on the subject who has collected the facts and statistics. They let the interviewee tell the story.

Any criticism of the far right is considered by them an attack against God, mother and country. It is time they were questioned closelyon that attitude

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Richard reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2009
Richard's Rating
2.0

The story fails to dig below the obvious. Takes opinions without questioning them. concentrates on the numbers not the reality

The elephant in the room is that practically all the people protesting are going to get a tax cut if theu make less than $250,000,not a hike. The reporter fails to note that fact. Second, it is fairly well known that this was not grass roots, but organized by the people who will be taxed.

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Richard reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2009
Richard's Rating
4.3

Well written with strong central point which is well developed and exampled

The same bubblespeak can be seen being used in the constant wars we have been engaged in for the last few decades.

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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.5
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Richard's Rating
4.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.8
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.0
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Richard's Rating
3.1
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Richard's Rating
3.6
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.9
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.5
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Richard reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.6
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