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(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 10, 2021 Medicare and Drug Costs Can Drive Elections
House reforms are focused on allowing the government to negotiate prices with drug corporations on behalf of Medicare and other government programs, and then making those negotiated rates available to private health insurers.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 2, 2020 How a Rahm Emanuel Appointment Would Hurt Biden and the Democrats
Rahm Emanuel is on the wrong side of many critical issues that Democratic voters (and, in many cases, the electorate as a whole) care deeply about. It would be a deeply divisive and unpopular choice, with serious implications for the administration's political and policy future.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, October 23, 2020 The Sunset Gun: One Nation, Under the Influence of Hate
It's always 5 o'clock somewhere. The chamber of the gun is loaded, and evening is almost upon us. The choice -- to tighten our finger around the trigger, or put it down and look toward the dawn -- is up to us
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 1, 2020 It's Not a "Chinese Virus." The Correct Name Is "The Capitalism Virus"
COVID-19 reached New York primarily from Europe, not China. Italy was a center of the infection in Europe, and the deep business ties between Italy and China -- including the manufacture of designer bags and cheap clothing in Tuscany -- contributed to its devastating spread there.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 27, 2020 Seven Rules for the Boeing Bailout
As we change the way we live our lives, corporations like Boeing should change the way they are run. Corporate mismanagement made this crisis worse and, if it doesn't change, will make the recovery more difficult.
SHARE Thursday, March 26, 2020 No, I Will Not Die for This Damned Economy
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick received a lot of attention Monday night when, according to many progressives, he seemed to tell Tucker Carlson that he was willing to die in order to preserve the American economy.
SHARE Friday, February 7, 2020 Of Course Bloomberg's an Oligarch -- and He's Coming For Your Social Security
Given his virtually unlimited resources, Bloomberg could theoretically win both the nomination and the presidency. Bloomberg could pay the same "unit price" he paid to make himself mayor of New York -- $88 per voter -- and make himself president for $12 billion. He'd even have $50 billion set aside for a rainy day.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 6, 2020 After Iowa, The Democratic Party Faces a Crisis of Legitimacy
The Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses wasn't a failure of technology. It was a failure of values. This failure casts a shadow on the party's ability to carry out its basic responsibilities. Worse, it suggests that its leaders care more about helping their friends than serving the public interest.
SHARE Saturday, February 1, 2020 "Balfouristans" for Bibi: "Apartheid" Isn't an Insult, It's a Blueprint
The Palestinians don't need any more advice. If they ever do, they can always look to the South African freedom struggle. It will remind them of the path forward, a path for justice they have long known lies before them, the only path that will lead to a decent future for the generations to come: no compromise on basic rights, no colonialism, and full nationhood for the Palestinian people.