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Bernie Sanders Just Gave His Best Speech in 2 Years
There’s a lot of tsuris all over the place over the fact that Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar will be putting on a show-pony debate next week on CNN with the Clueless Twins, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, on the subject of healthcare. Most of said tsuris revolves around the fear that the debate...
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While Trump Stokes Division, Warnings Against Ignoring Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico
"No matter what crazy stuff Trump is up to now let's keep in mind Puerto Rico really needs our attention and help." Those are the words of Mark Ruffalo this weekend as the actor and social justice activist echoed the concerns of many that the president's incendiary comments over recent days are...
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There Is No Rehabilitating the Vietnam War
Since the day it ended, in 1975, there have been efforts to rehabilitate the Vietnam War, to make it acceptable, even honorable. After all, there were so many sides to the story, weren’t there? It was so complex, so nuancical. There was real heroism among the troops. Of course, all of this is true...
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10 Clarifying #TakeaKnee Tweets to Beat Back Idiotic Arguments by Right-Wingers
With #TakeaKnee going viral on Sunday as NFL players push back against threats by President Donald Trump, those who support the president's position that professional athletes—and especially black or brown professional athletes—should just do as they are told and not speak their minds were...
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#TakeaKnee Sunday as NFL Teams and Players Rebuff President Trump
This post will updated throughout the day... See below for pictures and dispatches from scheduled games... #TakeAKnee Tweets Sunday is game day for the National Football League and the hashtag #TakeaKnee is going viral as people across the nation see how players and teams respond to calls by...
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NBA Star Lebron James: Don't Let Trump Use Sports to Divide Us
Lebron James, NBA all-star and one of the nation's most high-profile athletes, released a video Saturday night to further explain why President Donald Trump must be challenged for his divisive language and behavior regarding racism, white supremacy, and his latest calls for professional athletes...
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Until Elected Officials Champion Medicare for All, They Can Expect Nurses at Their Offices — and in Their Seats
ere’s what nurses know about the body of our country: healthy leadership is required to pass healthy legislation, and that makes for a healthy society. If our leaders don’t have the political will to fight for healthy legislation — Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, S.1804 being a prime...
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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now
Midway through Bobby Riggs’ cocky telephone pitch to Billie Jean King in 1973 — a nationally televised tennis match with a $100,000 prize between her, the top-ranked female player, and himself, the fading superstar — Riggs brands the event. “Male chauvinist pig versus hairy-legged feminist,” he...
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Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout
Where did all the concern over deficits go? After two years of the media lamenting , worrying and feigning outrage over the cost of Bernie Sanders’ two big-budget items—free college and single-payer healthcare—the same outlets are uniformly silent, days after the largest military budget increase in...
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Knowing I lov’d my books, he furnish’d me, From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. —Shakespeare, The Tempest It was simply two coincidences that gave birth to the thought. It started on September 14, 2017. That was the day that conservative columnist and commentator, Ann...
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