Steve Hochstadt: Republican candidates don’t propose to help people in poverty, because Republican voters believe poverty is poor people’s own fault.
An Emergency-Room Doctor Witnesses the Extremes of the Community He Serves r. Twenty-Something is obviously in pain. His face is contorted and his right shoulder doesn’t look like his left. He’s wearing a tank top, and the complex and colorful tattoos across his upper torso don’t conceal the deformity of the top of his right […]
Michael T. Hertz: The last time we came close to getting single-payer health insurance we wound up with the hodge-podge called “Obamacare.” When that happened, we learned that Barack Obama was ready to sell us out to the corporations — in this case, the insurance companies. He gave us half a loaf instead of trying for the full one.
“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.” — The Godfather (1972) ormer Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is now being charged with treason for exploring the possibility of […]
he Republican brand is that they’re on the side of business. “Corporations are people, my friends,” uttered doomed 2012 presidential candidate, CEO-turned-Massachusetts-Governor Mitt Romney. At the time I assumed what he actually meant was, “Corporations are my friends, people.” This has been the bottom line for the GOP: Business is their business. Even South Carolina […]
View image | gettyimages.com n May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore. Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots. Three years ago, it was about Trayvon Martin and vigilantism, gun laws, the “right to carry,” etc. Also three years ago: a crazy science-guy named […]