Scott McLarty

Scott McLarty serves as media coordinator for the Green Party of the United States and for the DC Statehood Green Party. He can be reached at mclarty@greens.org.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Obamacare and Other Republican Ideas
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Sunday, October 06, 2013
Reasons to Lose Sleep over the Shutdown and Obamacare
Sure, the government shutdown and Republican demands regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are reprehensible, but let's not delude ourselves about the ACA itself. It's needlessly complex. It preserves medical treatment as a commodity rather than a right: low-cost policies will provide low-quality insurance. It imposes a direct public subsidy to feed the insurance industry, which helped write the legislation. It isn't universal.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Which Side Are You On? New Language for a New Political Reality
"Everybody pulled his weight, Didn't need no welfare state... Those were the days!"
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Democracy for Humans!
Democracy and fair elections in the US are in grave danger. What are we going to do about it? The Supreme Court's recent Citizens United ruling removed restrictions on the amount of money that corporations can use to campaign for their preferred candidates. The five justices who voted for the ruling endorsed the idea that corporations should enjoy the same constitutional rights as human beings. Why is this ruling a threat to America? Corporations are not human.
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