Why Single Payer? 18 Years in the System

“You’re born, you get Medicare. The end.” –Jim Hightower, at Saturday’s Healthcare Rally I’ve had a number of people ask me why I support Single Payer over other forms of Universal Coverage. The answer encompasses both practical and ideological reasons. First, let’s clear something up: Single Payer =/= socialized medicine. There are forms of Single…

Urge to Run – Tom Prigg is running to flip Pennsylvania’s 12th district

When you’re frustrated with how things work or don’t work, it’s easy to pick up your phone-pull up Twitter or Facebook-and like a football fan on Monday morning, pontificate about what the leaders and aspiring leaders of the nation should have done differently. It’s easy to forget that it’s people who make up the government:…

Bullies Must Be Confronted

As a high school teacher, I’ve spent decades dealing with bullies, and they haven’t changed much. What has changed is the number of platforms available to them to spread their hateful attacks and avoid accountability for their harmful actions. Social media has connected us in ways I never could have imagined when I started teaching…

Picking Up The Fight: Why Chris Mayor is Ready to Build a Better TN

In 2018, Republicans control entire state governments in 26 states. Because of this, the health care system has been strained. Women have lost access to health clinics and face anti-abortion laws where doctors can be forced by law to lie to their patients. Sensible gun laws have been stymied even when they have overwhelming public…

Curtis Armstrong: Growing up Nerd

Curtis Armstrong is one of those writers who managed to write a profound book and a behind the scenes look at Hollywood at the same time. I’m not sure the actor, famous for playing Dudley Dawson AKA “Booger” in the 80’s Revenge of the Nerds franchise (and more recently as the angel/scribe of God, Metatron…

Trolling Isn’t Benign, It’s Harassment

by: Mia Brett Online bullying isn’t just bullying — it’s also harassment. As children our parents tell us to walk away from bullies, but how do we walk away from hundreds of twitter accounts? How do we ignore people doxxing us? How do we escape strangers calling our boss or leaving negative reviews on our…

Randy Bryce is a torpedo aimed at the Speaker of the House

The highest profile non-incumbent congressional candidate is a union advocate, iron worker, cancer survivor, and army veteran from Wisconsin named Randy Bryce (who is not unchallenged — we’ll be talking to his primary opponent soon). I call him Randy because that’s his name and he’s a friendly guy who lets people do that, but in…