The Financial War Against Universal Healthcare

Health insurance is the business that fuels campaigns as well as news media through massive network ad buys, seeping into nearly every level of our democratic process, affecting how and why decisions are made on Capitol Hill, the newsroom, and even at the local party level. So how can advocates of Medicare for All hope to prevail?

Sex, Celebrity and the Inconvenience of Poverty

As activists battle over women's right to autonomy and ending abortion via the “Heartbeat Bill’, there are millions of people being forgotten and much more at stake than meets the eye.

Managed Expectations

You can’t give three of your four children ice cream and expect good results.

The Environmental Impacts of Fracking in the United States

Our oil and gas companies, the media, and even the government agencies designated to protect us have led us to believe the process is safe. But is it?

The Many Market Failures of Health Care

Market failures abound in this sector, and honest assessments recognize their existence.

Hands off Social Security and Medicare

Sixty-one million people receive social security benefits, forty-four million people use Medicare, with seventy million people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

Depression Among Progressives

As progressives, there is no shortage of things to break us down, but we shouldn't let that make us lose sight of what lifts us up.

Framing a Job Guarantee

Ms. McArdle is being disingenuous in planting the idea that everyone who is paid with federal dollars is a federal employee; it’s an idea that immediately discredits the JG program, and it should be proactively discredited itself.

Snake Oil in the Skin Care Industry

Exaggerated cures and tricks of the eye are nothing new, so it is up to us as consumers to stay vigilant in where our money goes.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #3: GLOBAL WARMING AND GMOs ARE TURNING SALMON INTO ANTIBIOTIC-FILLED ZOMBIES

There are many benefits to eating salmon which cannot be disputed. However, the environment, human interaction, and mislabeling can add more risks than most people realize.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #2: WHOLE GRAINS ARE MARKETED BY DRUG COMPANIES

In the second installment of the Debunking Superfoods series, we discuss whole grains, which are grain products that keep the husky outside parts of the grain after processing.

We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable

In the United States of America, and throughout every state, the infrastructure of our highways, airports, and especially our water supply are in dire need of repair.

DEBUNKING SUPERFOODS #1: COCONUT WATER KILLS MORE OLD PEOPLE THAN BANANAS

One fad that has yet to completely go away are 'superfoods". This is the first segment in my Superfoods series, an in-depth look at the liquid gold of superfoods, Coconut Water.

The Plunder of the Golden Years

Senile Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other age related diseases are increasingly likely to touch all of us, from one side or another. ...And maybe from multiple sides.

Rage Against Austerity

Voters are easily distracted and politicians gleeful of our short memories.

My First Step to Recovery

…understanding you can only control your life.

The Science of Progressivism: Human Nature, Pt. I

The way we are made shines light on how we should live. The way the natural world is made shines light on the world we should live in.

Fight for Medicare for All Together

I've been watching the news and listening to people discuss the current plight of health care in America. The present health care bill, which is now before us, made me decide that I needed to express my opinion about this pressing matter.

Is the ACA Worth Saving?

While people naturally become alarmed over Trump's changes to the ACA, it's the similarities that remain that are the real killers.

Cory Booker - If I Gave Back All My Big Pharma Donations, Would You Be Happy?

How could a bill that would help millions of Americans go down in defeat? How can a liberal Democrat like Cory Booker vote against something Ted Cruz supported? Follow the money -- the Big Pharma money.

Single Payer: The Left's Best Shot At Winning Again

Knowing that we can afford to drastically increase the jobs, facilities and education in the healthcare industry without a significant burden to taxpayers makes it all the more heinous that any politician doesn’t full-throatedly endorse it.

The Trump Administration is Determined to Sink the Economy, Grandma First

That’s why we have a government. Above all, it’s supposed to care for the most vulnerable among us, such as the poor, children, and the elderly. Not only is the Trump administration not doing its job, it is openly and viciously doing all in its power to get rid of those who are not useful to their unbridled greed.

We Must Demand Medicare for All

The GOP (Greedy Old Party) has always been known to be the enemy of the regular Joe, but we had been deluded into thinking the Democrats were the Party of the People. Wrong. If you are not among the super-wealthy, they want to kill you too.

The Plight of the Outcast

It’s not something he can repress by spending enough time in the locker room. So he chooses to spend his time seeking out meaning, seeking out real truth by reading books and discovering real, true music and learning to manifest his own visions into some tangible creation that might bring another person joy in this cold, dark world.

Everybody Should Support Universal Healthcare

Although access to healthcare is considered by the UN to be a human right, more and more Americans are finding that they cannot afford necessary medications, medical treatment, and medical insurance premiums.

The Dakota Access Pipeline and The Struggle For Water As a Human Right

The issue, in the end, is whether our government will be forced to serve humanity or to serve the private interests of those who would be predators upon it.