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US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care.

March 4, 2020 - 2:25am

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more than 90,000 people around the world, killing nearly 3,110 and has spread to at least 62 countries. The global march of COVID-19 looks unstoppable.

Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests

March 4, 2020 - 1:42am

In early February, as the momentum of the primaries gathered behind Bernie Sanders, the senator’s universal health care plan took center stage in Las Vegas, promising working-class Nevadans comprehensive access to health care and relief from soaring medical costs. Nonetheless, one of Medicare for All’s biggest critics in the lead-up to the Nevada caucus seemed to come from one of Sanders’s key constituent groups: organized labor.

Will the Democrats Catch a “Blue Wave”?

September 2, 2018 - 3:25am

Within of the Andrew Gillum’s upset Democratic primary win to become the first-ever African American candidate for Florida governor, his Trumpite Republican opponent Ron DeSantis warned Florida voters not to “monkey up” the state by voting for Gillum.
The Trump Republicans don’t even try to hide their racism behind so-called “dog whistles” (meaning when politicians use coded language that their supporters understand as racism).
Instead, they reach for the bullhorn.

Jake Tapper Admits CNN “Fact Check” on Medicare for All Was Not Factual

August 21, 2018 - 1:34am

After nearly three days of constant pressure, clear explanations of basic facts, and bit of healthy shaming, CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Sunday finally relented to the sheer force of the evidence and admitted that his Medicare for All “fact check” — which aimed to discredit Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) claim that a Koch brothers-funded study showed single-payer would save Americans $2 trillion — was horribly misleading and is in need of a substantial “redo.”