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Supreme Court Scandals

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Sadly for America, there is far too much money, and far too little sunlight, in a government that most voters believe, correctly, is corrupted by money that buys democracy in the dark.

Paul Clement Calls for Tax Hike in Supreme Court Arguments Against Obamacare

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Paul D. Clement, legal icon of the conservative movement, found himself suggesting a tax hike that violates every fiber in the political body of congressional Republicans as well as the Grover Norquist pledge to never raise taxes in any way or for any reason -- ever.

Your Medicare Questions Answered

ThirdAge | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Since the enrollment period for Medicare began just last Saturday, ThirdAge decided to speak to Carolina Fortin-Garcia, Public Affairs Specialist at t...

Medicare for All -- A Replay

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I'd love to see the President yell "CLEAR", put the paddles to the chest and restart the heart of the economy. You want to stimulate the economy and lower taxes - this is perfect.

We Are the United States of America, the Greatest Country on Earth -- We Don't Default

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We are the United States of America, the greatest country on earth. We build wealth. We don't default.

The Solution to the Federal Debt: Expand Medicare, Don't Cut It

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The media is quick to praise the "courage" of politicians who propose cutting Medicare. But there's nothing courageous about putting more of the burden of medical care onto seniors who have spent a lifetime paying Medicare taxes.

Medicare: "Biggest Deficit Driver" or "Solution" to Economic Recovery?

Michele Swenson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Democrats have handicapped themselves by starting with compromise in talks regarding the economy and deficit reduction, just as they did with health care reform.

America's Real Radicals: The 40 Senators Who Voted Against Medicare

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When 40% of the Senate votes for a policy that's opposed by 78% of the public, it suggests that one of our political parties has been profoundly radicalized. In a two-party system, that's a serious challenge for democracy.

The President Misses an Opportunity to Get the Country on the Right Course

Kevin Zeese | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Once again President Obama has missed an opportunity to get the country on the right track. And, if his previous negotiations with the Republicans are a measure of the likely outcome, his already weak proposal is going to get worse.

Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind Paul Ryan's Curtain

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats who think Ryan has guaranteed the GOP's demise by proposing to shred Medicare will soon be rudely disabused of that notion. Insurers have shown time and again they can persuade Americans to act against their best interests.

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

A Judge's Assist to Single Payer?

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

Perhaps unwittingly, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond, Va., has enhanced the prospects for single-payer health reform. He did so Monday by...

Single Payer after the Midterm Elections

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Quentin Young

While it's clear from post-election surveys that having voted for "health care reform" was not a major cause of the Democrats' defeats, the new health...

Stressed Out by Private Health Insurance? A Clinical Diagnosis

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Quentin Young

Dr. Carol Paris, a distinguished psychiatrist and a valued colleague in the campaign for single-payer national health insurance, an improved Medicare ...

Real Family Values: 9 Ways to Support Families in Hard Times

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

For years, the Right dominated the dialogue on "family values." But what does it really mean to support families, especially in a time of economic har...

The Midterm Elections and Medicare For All

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

There are a number of candidates running for office this November who support single-payer legislation, both incumbents and challengers.

Progressives and Conservatives Agree: Single Payer Healthcare Is Inevitable

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The reality is that single payer, Medicare for All, is not inevitable, nor is there any guarantee the ACA won't bankrupt us while enriching the corporations that lobbied for it.

Rx on Medicare's Birthday: Expand it to All

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

By replacing our crazy-quilt, inefficient system of private health insurers with a streamlined, publicly financed single-payer program, we would reap enormous savings.

Democrats Let the Tail Wag the Dog, Fail to Make the Best Case for Reform

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Why haven't Democrats advocated the best case for reform, also the simplest to define and legislate, improving and extending Medicare to all?

Gray Matters: John Conyers -- Forgotten but Not Gone

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

All we can do is see how it works. If things don't really change for the better and Democrats remain in the majority in Congress maybe we can come closer to the Conyers bill, and hear the sleeping dog bark.

Divestment is the Answer - Vote with Your Stock

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Teri Szucs

I took a good look at the mean, ignorant hate-mongers on the other side. The vote was a win against them. Yesterday I found myself rooting for the pas...

Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The legislation fails to deliver on the promise of a single standard of excellence in care for all and instead makes piecemeal adjustments to the current privatized, for-profit health care behemoth.

Health Reform in the Land of Oz

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Quentin Young

I'd like to share this remarkable satirical piece written by Dr. Kathy Waller of Colorado, a fellow member of Physicians for a National Health Program...

Friday Talking Points [115] -- Git 'Er Done!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Call it the calm before the storm. What everyone's waiting on is for Congress to leap into action. But, in a surprising twist, this time it might actually happen.

Obama and Democrats Take a Step in the Right Direction, While GOP Aims to Scare Bluedogs

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The Democratic Party is showing signs of life, in the leadership and courage department -- not enough to give Obama a pass, not by any means. But it's a beginning.