Linkin’ Log (for 05-29-07)

• The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—An unsettling excerpt, courtesy of AlterNet, from the recently published book, “Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis — and the People Who Pay the Price,” by Jonathan Cohn.

• Forget Ethics, Remember Politics—In an editorial, the New York Times decries “the Bush administration’s never-ending push to turn federal agencies into favor-filled partisan clubhouses,” as exemplified by the scandalous actions of Lurita Doan, the head of the General Services Administration.

• Democrats in Washington want to keep impeachment off the table—A report by Steven Thomma of the McClatchy Newspapers on how and why “the push to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is gaining a hearing in some parts of the country, but not in Washington.”

• Teen Tests Internet’s Lewd Track Record—An interesting piece by Eli Saslow of the Washington Post on “the unruly momentum of the Internet” and how one 18-year-old female pole vaulter from California found herself overwhelmed by an undesired “wave of attention.”