• Our first priority is to have a strong presence in DC on Oct. 6 in order to be visible and effective. We do have room for local solidarity protests and welcome them for people who cannot be in DC, especially starting on Oct.15 as called for by the United National Antiwar Committee. Solidarity protests are [...]

  • ThumbnailStop the Machine! Create a New World! By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Tarak Kauff, and Elaine Brower There comes a time when efforts to avoid the truth begin to fail, when one can no longer go about daily life and pretend that all is okay. If you are like most of us, you are experiencing this. There [...]

  • Thumbnail Leadership in Washington recognizes the damage our soaring health care spending is doing to our entire economy. Although their rhetoric differs, recent budget proposals from both Republicans and Democrats mistakenly place the blame on Medicare and Medicaid. Cuts to and privatization of these important public insurances will place us on a dangerous path that will [...]

  • mflowersmd wrote a new diary post: When Faced with Austerity, It’s Time for Solidarity!

    2011-04-07 06:01:20View | Delete

    With the release of Senate Joint Resolution 10 and the Orwellianly-titled budget proposal called “Path to Prosperity” (for whom?) this week, the picture is becoming clearer: unlimited spending for war, which profits concentrated corporate power, no new taxes on the extremely wealthy or corporations and austerity measures for the rest of us. We’ve seen similar [...]

  • mflowersmd wrote a new diary post: Ryan turns knife on Medicare, Medicaid

    2011-04-06 20:06:39View | Delete

    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee, unveiled two proposals this week which if enacted would constitute a mortal threat to our nation’s health – particularly to the health of our seniors and our most vulnerable populations. The first proposal,  Senate Joint Resolution 10 , would amend the Constitution by [...]

  • mflowersmd wrote a new diary post: State health law waivers: where will they take us?

    2011-03-02 11:11:00View | Delete

    The president supports state innovation in health care, but vigilance is required to ensure state reforms improve health as we continue to call for national reform By Margaret Flowers, M.D. President Obama announced at the National Governors Association on Monday that he supports an amendment to the health law that would allow states some flexibility to innovate with [...]

  • mflowersmd wrote a new diary post: Permanent War is Killing Us: Time for Solidarity

    2010-12-13 19:38:07View | Delete

    What do you care about? I became a physician because I care about people’s health. Specifically, I became a pediatrician because children are our future and I wanted to be part of the community that gives each child tools for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. Sadly, I discovered during my pediatric practice that the [...]

  • mflowersmd commented on the diary post Jumping to Conclusions? by mflowersmd.

    2010-12-01 19:38:18View | Delete

    Thank you for your warm welcomes. I did see the IAF proposal. I will check out your diaries.


  • mflowersmd wrote a new diary post: Jumping to Conclusions?

    2010-12-01 07:26:33View | Delete

    In a Senate hallway yesterday, crowded with reporters and cameras, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the Deficit Commission, symbolically thumbed their noses at the people of America. Not only will the Commission miss its deadline of voting on their recommendations on December 1st, making their proposal  irrelevant, but Simpson and Bowles would not [...]

  • mflowersmd became a registered member

    2010-12-01 07:18:19View | Delete