Thomas Neuburger

Thomas Neuburger

Thomas Neuburger is an essayist, poet and story writer. He has published political analysis under the pen name Gaius Publius since 2010.

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Key to keeping the death toll down for those with virulent infections is the availability of mechanical ventilators, machines that help people breathe when their lungs can't breathe on their own. (Image: Screengrab/CBC) Views
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
A Low-Cost Ventilator Could Be Available Next Year. But Will It?
There's quite a lot to write about coronavirus. There's the coming need for hospital beds (" These Places Could Run Out of Hospital Beds as Coronavirus Spreads "), the need for parts for ventilators (" Volunteers 3D-Print Unobtainable $11,000 Valve For $1 To Keep Covid-19 Patients Alive; Original...
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We need to act in time enough to matter. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 20, 2020
On February 6th Antarctica Was Warmer Than Orlando, or Why I Support Only Sanders
The climate news out of Antarctica isn't good. As Vice News put it on February 7 , "Good Morning. It's 65 Degrees in Antarctica. That's warmer than Orlando today." Since then the news from the South Pole has gotten worse. From the World Meteorological Association on February 14 (emphasis added):...
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It will be interesting to see how progressive candidates and policies fare at this convention, given the makeup of these committees. (Photo: Edward Kimmel/Flickr/cc) Views
Monday, January 27, 2020
Tom Perez Stacks 2020 Convention Committees With 'From the Swamp' Nominations
"Where would you stick the knife in?" —2020 Democratic Convention Rules Committee nominee John Podesta, referring to candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016 DNC chair Tom Perez recently presented his nominations for the 2020 Democratic Convention standing committees. The full list can be seen here . If...
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders, Medical Debt, and the Proposal for a Public Credit Agency
Bernie Sanders' new medical debt plan is called " Eliminating Medical Debt ," but that title is a bit misleading. The plan does aim to erase the burden of past-due medical debt through a government buy-down. But the plan does a whole lot more. There's no doubt that, for many families, medical debt...
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That the Supreme Court was failing its constitutional role had been clear to close observers since the 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that election spending was "speech." Views
Friday, June 07, 2019
Four Ways to Expand the U.S. Supreme Court
The second point ... about the illusion of the Court's legitimacy, is just as important as the first. If the Court were ever widely seen as acting outside the bounds of its mandate, or worse, seen as a partisan, captured organ of a powerful and dangerous political minority (which it certainly is),...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Why Everyone in the U.S. Who Counts Wants Julian Assange Dead
Below is a full video version of Collateral Murder , the 2007 war footage that was leaked in 2010 to Wikileaks by Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning. This version was posted to the Wikileaks YouTube channel with subtitles. It will only take about 15 minutes of your life to view it. It's brutal to watch...
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Bernie Sanders is not backing down this time. (Photo: Paul Weaver / Flickr) Views
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Sanders Takes the Campaign Against the Center for American Progress to Eleven
One of my biggest concerns about the 2016 Sanders campaign was that, at least at the beginning, it was too easily forced to apologize for attacks on supposed "allies of progressives" in the Democratic ecosystem — because "unity." The prime example of that occurred when Sanders accused the Planned...
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Protesters stand together outside the office of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) asking him to work on a health care policy on April 4, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. Views
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Medicare For All—The Democratic Party Audition for 2020
The next two years will present multiple tests of the soul of the Democratic Party, just as have the last 10 years. But two of those tests have "high profile" written all over them. The outcome of these tests could determine the Party's future, and consequently the nation's, in the 2020...
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to testify during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Views
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Kavanaugh Confirmation Endgame
It looks like the last cat is out of the bag. In a sworn statement Julie Swetnick says she “attended well over ten house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the years 1981-1983 where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present.” Among other allegations, she states “I also witnessed efforts...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Democrats Should Release All "Committee Confidential" Kavanaugh Documents Now
Under Democratic pressure, Republicans have given almost 200,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but they have not released them to the public. These documents cover, at a minimum, his long period of service in the Bush administration. Whatever else is...
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