All News Articles for 2019-01-14

Monday, January 14, 2019
TSA Strike? As Trump and GOP Refuse to End Shutdown, Call Grows for Federal Workers to Rise Up
Is there something that TSA agents in particular could do that "would turn their plight into a stand not just against the shutdown but also against the arbitrary and insulting way American workers are so often treated in general?"
Read more
'Not Qualified': Critics Decry Bigoted Views of Trump's Pick to Replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit Court
"We don't need any more rape apologist judges."
Read more
A demonstrator wears a t-shirt declaring "Water is a human right" As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US
"Civil and political rights must encompass the human right to water, which is increasingly under threat by corporations that seek to use and abuse our water supplies for profit."
Read more
'Shameful': Colorado Supreme Court Denounced for Siding With Big Oil Profits Over Public Health in Youth-Led Suit
The court's ruling was condemned by one environmentalist as "hard proof that the law is written against the best interests of the people, and in favor of oil and gas industry profits"
Read more
Despite all his rhetoric and the applause from his libertarian base, Sen. Rand Paul is just another top-down, autocratic, big-government Republican. 'Do As I Say, Not As I Do:' Rand 'Socialized-Medicine-Is-Slavery' Paul Headed to Canada for Some Surgery
"When a 'libertarian' goes for some socialized medicine..."
Read more
New Analysis Shows Why Democrats Are Wrong to Fear Bold Embrace of Medicare for All
"November's election results show that universal, higher-quality, lower-cost health care through Medicare for All is all moral upside—without political downside."
Read more
President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, during a Women in Healthcare panel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Make No Mistake. People Will Die': Backlash Against 'Relentless War on Medicaid' Waged by Trump
"Hell no," said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). "If the Administration tries to decimate Medicaid through executive action after its scheme was rejected by Congress and the American people, I will fight it with everything I have."
Read more
As Congresswoman 'Keeps Kicking Ass' on Social Media, Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Idea 'Some Subjects Too Complex for Everyday People'
"I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage. If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win," the New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter
Read more
Beginning Walkout, Los Angeles Teachers Find Support From Sanders—But Not Corporate Democrats
"The choice is very clear. You can be on the side of teachers or you can be on the side of Arne Duncan, Betsy DeVos, and those who want to privatize and undermine public education."
Read more
Protecting Birth Control for Millions of Women, Judge Blocks Trump's "Insidious" Coverage Rollback
"Birth control is critical healthcare that helps millions lead the lives they want. We should be finding ways to increase access, not limit it."
Read more