Description: "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.
Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions. Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely. Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm."
President Donald Trump (2nd L) welcomes members of his American Technology Council, including (L-R) Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) welcomes members of his American Technology Council, including (L-R) Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump met with top leaders…
Striking and well-written opinion piece. My opinion: The proposed GOP legislation would cut taxes for the wealthy by curtailing federal programs that help provide health care to millions of poorer Americans.
Republicans buy massive tax cuts for the rich with the suffering and death of tens of thousands of not-rich Americans, and then go throw themselves a party. At what point is hatred the appropriate emotion?
Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft today unveiled a database and a website that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. The database is perhaps the first nonpartisan effort to create a fully integrated look at revenue and spending across federal, state and local governments.
Want to know how many police officers are employed in various parts of the country and compare that against crime rates? Want to know how much revenue is brought in from parking tickets and the cost to collect? Want to know what percentage of Americans suffer from diagnosed depression and how much the government spends on it? That’s in there. You can slice the numbers in all sorts of ways.
President Donald J. Trump is asking Congress to look into whether the Obama administration abused its investigative powers during the 2016 election, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a statement
Ignored for more than 2 tragic decades, just four miles from Center City Philadelphia is a hidden-in-plain-sight wasteland along railroad tracks where the most desperate of Philadelphia's addicts have handed over their lives to heroin.
In Philadelphia, just four miles from where America declared its independence, is a hidden-in-plain-sight wasteland along railroad tracks where the most desperate of Philadelphia's addicts have handed over their lives and liberty to heroin.
We all deserve the right to make our own health care choices. That's why I just joined Planned Parenthood in the fight to make sure everyone can access the care they need, no matter where they live, no matter what. Stand with us.
According to the CBO, "repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time."
This is what the actor said, "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us." ...and Trump is demanding that the cast apologize?
I imagine it’s not much of a surprise to learn that I plan on voting for Hillary Clinton next week. I haven’t necessarily been a fan, but I have been consistently anti-Trump for as long as he’s been a viable candidate.
I do not believe — as many extremely intelligent and thoughtful and progressive people I genuinely respect happen to believe — that Hillary represents the lesser of two evils. I believe she’s flawed, hawkish, and can be ruthless. And I’m very well aware she’s done her fair share of bad things.
I also believe she’s very competent. In both good and bad ways. I believe she's insanely qualified for this position. I believe she has grown. Whether that growth is politically motivated or not doesn’t matter much to me. I just care that it exists. And I believe she’s the only adult left standing after an insanely long campaign.
But this isn’t why I’m voting for her.
I’m voting for her because I do not want to live in an America where the type of people who fervently and unconditionally support Trump — who exist so motivated by and permeated with hate and fear and loathing — have a reason to be optimistic about their beliefs.
I don't want these people to feel good or inspired. I don't want them to experience any measure of positive reinforcement. No encouragement. No energy. No invigoration. No revitalization. Instead I want them to feel confusion and shame for coming out into the light.
I also want to somehow convince them to not hate me and people who look like me. Because the America I know and grew up believing in simply shouldn't allow hateful beliefs to flourish. We are better than that.
Luisito Pie, a Dominican of Haitian descent, has won the country’s only 2016 Olympics medal, a bronze in Taekwondo. If the surprise is still not apparent, consider that the Dominican government stripped all Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship just in 2013. The people disproportionately affected were Dominicans of Haitian descent, and the cities all over the U.S. rallied for the government to cease its “ethnic cleansing.
This is not surprising. His ploy all along in running was to somehow make more money. He never expected to win the GOP nomination and doesn't really want to be president, this is why he self-sabotages his own campaign regularly.
The Guardian: It may seem too early to call, but we already have a winner in the 2016 election. He’s someone the pundits wrote off long ago. An improbable outsider who rode an insurgent wave to snatch the nomination from the establishment.
After meeting with President Obama, Sanders confirmed he would compete in Washington, D.C.’s Democratic primary next week. But he signaled a willingness to work with Hillary Clinton to ensure that Democrats win the White House. (via The Atlantic)
Description: Delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University, President Obama told graduates "Your generation has everything it takes to lead this country toward a brighter future," then joked that his generation had better penmanship and spelling.
Your beliefs on Science, Healthcare, the Environment, Social, and Domestic Policy side you mostly with Democrats. You are most concerned about Medicaid, Global Warming, Military Spending, Gun Control, and SCOTUS.
They are not drunk or high on drugs. They are not racists or Satanists, or addicted to violent video games, movies or music. Most are white men, but a surprising number are women, Asians and blacks. Many have college degrees, but most are unemployed. Many are military veterans.
Read when you have the time (ie. a bathroom break). This is long, but I wanted to get this off my chest. As written on July 4, 2015: ---------- Happy 4th of July! What a day to celebrate the Independence from thirteen small British colonies in the Americas from a much bigger and powerful country in…
No matter if your G.O.P. or Dem., you should be held accountable for not finally helping resolve the immigration issues and producing some measure of reform legislation that will address them. Putting politicians on the spot is what good journalists are supposed to do.
If "The Interview" is released on Christmas Day and is in a nearby theater I'll pay to go see it or watch it on Video On Demand if available. Not because I wanted to watch it, it looks like a silly movie that I normally would of waited to view afterwards on streaming video. I want to watch it to show support for the idea of artistic freedom unencumbered by any threats of censorship, terrorism activity, or otherwise.
We can't allow ourselves to be coerced in this manner here in the United States and let anyone suppress free speech. I agree with President Obama when he stated: "…ceding to the demands of hackers sets a dangerous precedent that could encourage a culture of intimidation and self-censorship… That's not who we are. That's not what America is about."
Getting covered through President Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research. You'll need accurate income information for...
Two hours before the House passed a short term spending bill that defunded Obamacare - something Senate Democrats said they will reject next week - House Republicans met to plan their next attack on President...