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September 6, 2021
The New New Deal?
Bernie Sanders says the Democratic caucus’s budget will be “the most consequential piece of legislation for working people, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor” since the 1930s. What’s in it?
August 11, 2021
The Choice to Vaccinate Has Never Been Free
To increase vaccination rates, then, America doesn’t just need free Covid vaccines—we need free health care.
July 23, 2021
Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke
But Joe Manchin’s daughter, a company executive, is laughing all the way to the bank.
July 5, 2021
Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care
The pandemic showed how broken the system has always been. President Biden needs to make fixing it a top priority.
June 8, 2021
What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression
It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.
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April 1, 2021
Biden’s ‘Transformative’ Plan Redefines Infrastructure to Include Caregiving
Biden wants to put $400 billion toward expanding quality home or community care. Ai-jen Poo tells
that’s “historic” progress.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.
October 13, 2020
Trump Deploys the Strongman’s Playbook
There seems to be no limit to the damage he’s willing to inflict on the country’s democratic structures in his efforts to save his chances for reelection.
August 5, 2020
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame
No generation has a monopoly on justice, or responsibility.
July 27, 2020
One Cheer for John Kasich
If Kasich can pull potential Republican defectors to Biden, why not ask for his help?