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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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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So what should Democrats do? (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Democrats Can Block the Kavanaugh Nomination If They Want To
“We should have shut down the Senate.” —Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) The resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy set fire to the political world. It hands Republicans a second straight Supreme Court nomination, threatens numerous important judicial precedents and foreshadows a world of pro-corporate...
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