Sex, Celebrity and the Inconvenience of Poverty

As activist 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

I recently made a live stream video ["WEIGHT LOSS MARKETING IS BULLS**T"].  If you were able to watch the stream, you've heard my story of yo-yo dieting and my spiral through the marketing fat-shame game that is the business of fad dieting.  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

Judging by the humiliating defeat of Trumpcare today, I don’t believe Republicans really thought they’d have the chance to repeal Obamacare. Conservative lawmakers, mostly elected on the premise of repealing the ACA, have had years to draft and perfect a plan to save our healthcare system, making them the heroes they pretended to be.

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

To all those elderly who worked hard to make a decent life for themselves and their families, many of who served our country to protect the freedoms we (at least for the time being) enjoy, the Trump administration wants to thank them for all their contributions to society by ensuring they have as short a life as possible.

We Must Demand Medicare for All

By now, it should be clear that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats care at all about you. 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

Anyone who will tell you to stop crying is in denial of their own humanity. It’s as absurd as pushing pharmaceuticals to prevent suicide before asking a suicidal person, “What’s wrong?” It’s the same flawed logic that makes this society such a wretched place to exist.

Everybody Should Support Universal Healthcare

Healthcare cost increases in the US are increasing at a rate nearly 5 times the increase in average wages. 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

We at Real Progressives applaud the recent intervention by the executive branch at the DAPL pipeline this week, even though it is a temporary victory at best.