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Are Americans Polite Because They Feel Superior?

Over the weekend, the English writer Geoffrey Dyer wrote a wonderful essay in The New York Times magazine entitled “My American Friends” in which he argues that Americans are actually remarkably…polite. To which one’s natural instinct is to reply: “What?????” (Or rather…”Pardon???”)

Today I’m over on PoliticsDaily.com talking about his thesis and adding my own two…pence.

Have a look

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Seeing Is Believing: Why We Need A Public Health Care Option

As the health care debate heats up in the States, I’m weighing in once again on the joys of socialized medicine over on PoliticsDaily.com.

Today, I’m talking about my husband’s eyesight…bear with me.

It’s a post about what his contact lens coverage under the NHS tells us about the dire state of those who live in America with “pre-existing conditions.”

Have a look (no pun intended!)….and please do leave a comment. This debate has reached a boiling point!

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