Politics

Healthcare Is Inextricably Linked to Women’s Rights

As a privileged white male, I am no expert of women’s health but I am permitted to speak out as a husband, a father, and a grandfather. In that capacity, as I look out at the changes to the American healthcare system proposed by the Republican party, I ask myself: “Why is Congress so anxious to strip women of so much of the healthcare that allows them access to the workplace?” As I dissect through the conservative agenda put forth [...]

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The American Healthcare Act Enshrines Death by Economic Triage

    I know that “fake” news is in vogue now but let’s look honestly at the Republican bill just passed by the House of Representatives and see it for what it really is. The bill is called the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) but that is clearly a misnomer. It’s not about healthcare. It’s about no care. And it’s not American. It’s un-American because it invokes a policy that allows the rich and the privileged to buy the premium healthcare [...]

The Horse’s Ass: Where to Find Trump’s Strengths

Horses teach us honesty—bone crushing, soul-splintering candor. Face up to the real situation in front of you. So what would a horse say about our new President-elect? I think a horse would elucidate some immutable principles from the start: 1. A President who propagates lies, makes up facts, and disseminates disinformation, is a  liar. 2. A man who says different things, at different times, to different audiences deceives all of them. 3. A man who believes he can serve his [...]

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