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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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My Threats Are Bigger Than Your Threats
Not since Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev banged his fists and waved his shoe at the UN in 1960 has a world leader made such a spectacle of himself as President Donald Trump did this past week at the world organization. Trump vowed to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, a nation of 25 million, if it...
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Lebron Calls Trump a "Bum" After President Attacks Protest of Yet Another Black Athlete
U.S. territory Puerto Rico is in utter ruins , with nearly the entire island without power and a failing dam threatening tens of thousands of people, on Saturday. High-stake tensions as international worries continue about North Korea's testing of nuclear weapons and the U.S. military's provocative...
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Tens of Thousands Flee for Safety as Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
A dam failure in Puerto Rico has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing the rushing waters that are threatening downstream communities in the wake of torrential rains unleashed by Hurricane Maria. Fears had grown overnight and evacuations had begun, but footage showed the dam, located in...
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Failing Dam in Puerto Rico, Endangering 70,000, A Reminder that Climate Denialism Kills
President Trump, notoriously, tweeted that climate change is a Chinese hoax. Some 70,000 US citizens in Puerto Rico living along the Guajataca River are in danger as a dam in the vicinity is failing. Built in the 1920s, the earthen dam faces a drainage problem in the midst of the downpours visited...
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Applauding Progressive Champions, Congressional Scorecard Highlights "People's Platform" Backers
Applauding Democratic members of the U.S. House for their support of a slate of bold and progressive bills, a coalition that mobilized a grassroots campaign is calling their "Summer for Progress" a success in terms of pushing an agenda that goes beyond simply saying "no" to the agenda of President...
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The Silent Terrorism on Our Doorsteps
Let’s begin with two questions. Can you name the location of the two most deadly US mass shootings of 2017? And, can you identify what the two events had in common? The answers? The Sept. 10 killing of eight in Plano, Texas , and the May 27 killing of eight in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi . The link?...
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