He represents the new GOP cynicism, elevating anti-Obama pandering to his unglued base above actual governing. But don't worry. Cruz probably won't win a damn thing other than a bump in his speaking fees due to his newly ordained status as a "presidential candidate" -- which is why he's running in the first place.
With the power vested in him by the Texas electorate, Cruz is using his federal authority to overturn the results of city-level elections in Washington, D.C., simply because he doesn't agree with how the city voted.
Health care is a human right and fundamental for a moral society. The ACA and its many provisions are important steps on our journey to health justice, a path that requires all of us (healthcare providers, elected officials, public health experts, and "ordinary" people) to do our part for our fellow Americans.
Today the Supreme Court will hear polluter arguments against the EPA's vital Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, a long-overdue protection that will help guard our families, air, water, and wildlife from dangerous toxic pollution that comes from coal plants. These vital protections are critically important to public health, and the polluters challenging them are putting lives at risk.
Great men and women still exist in journalism, but many of the greatest generation are dying out. An example of this was a memorial service held on March 21, 2015 for the great CBS newsman Richard C. Hottelet.