Occasionally, I will mention my job, my public service activities, and other aspects of my life to offer my readers a better perspective on where I'm coming from. But to be clear:
"The views that I express represent my own opinions, based on my own education and experience, not the opinions of any other entity, party, or group to which I belong. I give these opinions in my individual capacity, as a private citizen, and as someone who gives a good gosh darn about his community, his country, and the truth."
In other words: my blog, my words, my point of view. Enjoy!
That talk about USD being "the state's finest university" almost gets her embargoed from my RSS feed ( ;-) ), but Flying Tomato's spotlighting of the connection between health care and farmers demonstrates her continued value to the South Dakota ideosphere. Vermillion's voice of verdancy references a post from The Ethicurean that reminds us that universal health coverage isn't just some hippie pipe dream; it's about providing affordable health insurance that allows farmers to stay in business and keep feeding us. The Ethicurean cites data from the Access Project (hey, we've talked about them before!) that makes the case. Soon-to-be Secretary Daschle, add that to your list of reasons to push for serious health coverage reform as part of the economic recovery package.