The impact is so potentially harmful to the GOP ticket that Team Romney has reportedly asked Kasich, Scott and others to tone down the positive statements. But Republican governors care about one thing: getting re-elected.
The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, and even the biggest partisans should admit that expanding Medicaid is good for the economy and the financial security of middle-class families.
In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.
The vast majority of voters on the purge list are citizens, many of whom are new citizens. When urged by elected officials, the unrelenting drive to purge voters translates into efforts to suppress people in lower socioeconomic echelons of society from voting.
The reality is that people can't live without insurance. Our leaders must look their constituents in the eye and explain why they could possibly refuse the federal government's generous offer to foot the bill for Medicaid expansion for the first few years.
Texas school districts are protesting high-stakes testing. Florida's Governor thinks perhaps the state's students are tested "too much." A national resolution is circulating to protest high-stakes testing. I hope we are beginning to turn a corner.
Don't pay any attention to the votes and rhetoric coming out of Washington. Health care reform can turn out to be very profitable indeed for some of the GOP's biggest benefactors -- the giant insurance companies.
It took 15 years for the public policy set forward by the Brown vs. Board of Education case of 1954 to reach the cotton fields of Crockett County, Tennessee. History is currently in the process of repeating itself.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is turning the state's health care system into the equivalent of a deadly carnival dunking booth. Taxpayers will be forced to buy mandatory tickets to guarantee that some of their neighbors drown.
Will you pick up the gauntlet, Mr. President, and make the case for why we must pass an amendment to strike down Citizens United? It will give you a strong foundation for your strategy to win in November.
With Florida being the biggest swing state in the country, the stakes of Rick Scott's vote purge efforts couldn't be higher. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to sue the state and halt the purge.
Good voters, bad voters... ...
If you are ever convicted of a felony in the state of Florida then you might as well change your name to Dred Scott because when it comes to voting you have no rights that the state is bound to respect.
The Democrats have screamed foul at these thinly disguised suppression ploys, and have mounted court and Justice Department challenges. Once again the 2012 presidential election hangs in the balance in the fight against the GOP scheme.
De-emphasizing failing by fixing scores and allowing functionally illiterate children to advance to the next grade is not the answer to starting to get kids to know how to read, write, and add.
Why isn't the so-called "well being" in Florida trickling down? Probably, because our politicians stopped working for us a long time ago.