Our ancestors were obliged to accept maintenance of their health and well-being as a baffling, random struggle where chance routinely overrode knowledge and skill. Medical science is teaching us that we can reverse that relationship.
While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.
While so many businesses are figuring out how this change in health insurance law will affect them, many others are doing what Americans do best: figuring out how to profit. Because that's what smart entrepreneurs do.
Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.
The narrow survival of the Affordable Care Act last week was certainly cause for celebration. But as the jubilation subsides, it's important to realize that having avoided what would have been a giant step backward doesn't mean we've taken a giant step forward.
I think that the John Roberts realized that his judicial ethics overrode his ideology in the ACA case. Deeper than his ideological streak, I think, is the Chief's decent streak, his "do the right thing as I see it" streak.