People Want Full Medicare for All

Ralph Nader Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/26-11 Freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who somehow got through Princeton and Harvard Law School, is the best news the defaulting Democratic Party has had in years. As the Texas bull in the Senate china shop, he has been making a majority of his Republican colleagues...

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10 Ways America Has Come to Resemble a Banana Republic

Alex Henderson AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/10-ways-america-has-come-resemble-banana-republic?paging=off In the post-New Deal America of the 1950s and ’60s, the idea of the United States becoming a banana republic would have seemed absurd to most Americans. Problems and all, the U.S. had a lot going for it: a robust middle-class, an abundance of jobs that...

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When Our Neighbors Wish Us Dead or Broke, We’re in Trouble with More Than Our Health Care System

Donna Smith Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/03 His eyes were clear and his stare intense as one young man who stopped at our booth at the Colorado State Fair argued with me about whether or not health care is a right or a privilege in this country. Actually, he wasn’t arguing with...

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Protesters Shake Up North Carolina Legislature with Moral Monday Demonstrations

By Phoebe Zerwick The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/174679/protesters-shake-north-carolina-legislature-moral-monday-demonstrations Winston-Salem, North Carolina— By 12:30 Monday afternoon the vans parked outside Emmanuel Baptist Church were loaded up with bottled water, bag lunches and rain ponchos for a long day of protest against the Republican-dominated state legislature. Emmanuel Baptist, an African-American church known around town for...

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