Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?

Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?

Money in politics. Some say it’s inevitable. If you want to win, you have to play the game. In Wisconsin’s first district, Paul Ryan is very good at this game, amassing huge amounts of money and winning elections.   The Democrats – working through Randy Bryce – are doing their best to compete with the RepublicansRead more about Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?[…]

Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District

Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District

Anthony Clark is running for Congress in Illinois’ 7th Congressional District. He was born and raised in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago and part of his district. He’s an active member of the community as the founder of the Suburban Unity Alliance (SUA), a group working to improve the Chicago suburbs through community engagement,Read more about Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District[…]

The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist

The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist

In her recent piece, “The Single-Payer Problem Liberals Don’t Want to Talk About,” Monica Potts incorrectly concludes that the bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, named Medicare-for-All, will lead to the elimination of jobs for low-income women. But this is a phantom “concern” conjured up solely to make the very people who will benefit mostRead more about The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist[…]

The Problem with López Obrador

The Problem with López Obrador

The third-time’s-a-charm presidential candidacy of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has the wind at its back. But by cozying up to elites and limiting his rhetoric to the fight against corruption, he is failing to build the mass movement he needs to win. If Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO, as he is known for short) were anRead more about The Problem with López Obrador[…]

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

I have a degree is in Political Science w/ emphasis in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. Yesterday’s UN rant by Trump is inexplicable to me. I just witnessed decades of work, peacebuilding, and international cooperation be flushed down the tubes in the literal center of international diplomacy. To call another leader “Rocket Man”Read more about Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator[…]

Uniting the Left

Uniting the Left

I have been planning on writing this article for a while but I always felt that this topic was big enough to write an entire book on. It only consists of two core sets of issues that are important in our society, after all. But I finally am writing this because I feel that itRead more about Uniting the Left[…]

Medicare for All: The Hackening

Medicare for All: The Hackening

More Chutes Than Ladders Let’s discuss what is really at stake when we discuss health care policy and Medicare for All in America. We must reframe the conversation to see people as entire human beings. Health care is only one facet of a person’s life. Health and healthcare are a function of income, wealth, andRead more about Medicare for All: The Hackening[…]

Trump Rejects Give Establishment the Reality TV Show They Always Wanted

Trump Rejects Give Establishment the Reality TV Show They Always Wanted

The Emmy Awards pulled a publicity stunt that deserves the criticism it’s receiving by permitting former White House Communications Director Sean Spicer to rehab his own image by making a comical appearance, using Melissa McCarthy’s podium to do so. Glaringly out of touch, Stephen Colbert brought Spicer on stage, and Alec Baldwin defended him. Spicer’s appearance was one of several opportunitiesRead more about Trump Rejects Give Establishment the Reality TV Show They Always Wanted[…]

Is North Korea Different?

Is North Korea Different?

Earlier this week I was chatting with two casual acquaintances whom I sometimes run into at the park. The first was a man from Pennsylvania, a staunch Trump supporter; though, it should be said that, as far as Trump supporters go, he is usually very reasonable. The other was a Canadian woman, a self-described “liberal.”Read more about Is North Korea Different?[…]

The Contents Of the New Medicare for All Bill

The Contents Of the New Medicare for All Bill

Senator Sanders released his updated Medicare-for-all bill yesterday. Below is a simple summary of the general contents of the proposal. Coverage Areas The bill requires coverage of hospital services, ambulatory patient services, primary and preventive services, prescription drugs, medical devices, mental health services, substance abuse services, laboratory and diagnostic services, reproductive care, maternity care, newborn care, pediatrics,Read more about The Contents Of the New Medicare for All Bill[…]