MIchelle Obama. How About Inviting Elizabeth Edwards to the White House.

All kinds of silly things get on the news. Firemen rescue a dog from an ice pond. This celebrity or that celebrity is pregnant ,or is breaking up a three-month marriage. Some off-balanced woman creates a paparazzi frenzy by having six babies. Entertainment Tonight and CNN run a shows about how many diapers they will need a day.

Where is Elizabeth Edwards in all this? A woman fighting for her life and her family. A woman still trying to bring us health care. She has become a non-person. Why? Because her husband cheated on her. You know that's it. Wounded and kicked and then the curb because of it. A healthy Hillary Clinton became a saint when her husband shamed her. But a seriously ill Elizabeth Edwards became a non-person. How does this make you feel? What does this say about how women are treated in this country. The husband cheats. Must have been her fault. She's sick. Maybe that's her fault too. Just pile on.

Her memoir called Resilience will be published in May. She wrote a piece in Newsweek in July about Tony Snow's death. That's all the news we get on Elizabeth Edwards. Not enough by a long shot.

Americans can't seem to find their own souls and hearts without seeing it on television. I'm ashamed in all this. We should all be. What does this poor women have to do to get respect. You know the answer. And then all the writers and pundits and politicians will get weepy.

Michelle Obama. Show the nation now that we care. Give Elizabeth a call. Invite her to the White House. Sure, she'll get on Oprah. But your call, on behalf of a nation, will take away our shame. Teach the children, Michelle.

3,528 Americans Dead From No Health Insurance Since Obama Took Office

3,528 Americans have died since Obama took office because they have no health insurance. 

I've bumped the daily number from 55 to 56 in recognition of the increasing number of people who are losing their health insurance as they lose jobs. I still think the number is low, but it will have to do for now.

The basic calculations are based on studies presented here.

Losing Energy : How to Fight On?

I'm losing the energy to fight for universal health insurance. No one is listening. Not enough people will admit that we were sold a bill of goods. Not enough people realize that we could get health care if we go on the offensive with Congress. Can't keep going.