GOP War on the Working Class – Vermont

The latest example of the Republican Party choosing the donor class over the American workers manifested in Vermont. In a state with a population of less than 624,000, about 30 thousand of them are employed by the state and Vermont State Employee Association (VSEA) represents about 6,000 of them. Under the claim of budget cuts,…

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:…

Prescription For a Sick System: Dr. Kathie Allen on Healthcare

In this special op-ed by invitation, former Democratic candidate for Congress in Utah’s 3rd congressional district and current candidate for Utah State Senate District 8, Dr. Kathie Allen shares her personal experience as a practicing physician on the American health care system. Op-Ed: Reflections Upon Healthcare Reform from a Family Physician By Kathie Allen, M.D….

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…