I am following up on my last post regarding healthcare - and the different approaches in the Democratic primary. I am going to do my best to (over)simplify the differences between Single Payer and Public Option approaches.
At least two months ago, someone asked me if I could explain the healthcare debate that is happening within the Democratic primary. I’m a little bit late, but here’s my high level take on the debate.
The part of this story that we don’t know with certainty yet – what was the complaint about – is likely to obscure the plain facts that we DO know. The Executive Branch broke the law – and has plainly admitted to doing so by asserting privilege that does not exist – simply by telling the Inspector General to withhold the complaint from Congress.
Because words matter. My words matter. Your words matter. The wider your audience and the more amplified your voice, the more your words matter. The President of the United States’ words matter on a global scale.
He brings nothing new to this Democratic field of candidates, as far as I can tell.
Controversial headline. Hear me out. We are all collectively responsible for the future of democracy. Your vote matters. Your activism matters. Your voice matters. Your questions matter. Democracy requires all of us to participate in order to be successful. It is for that reason that hinging the future of democracy on a single person feels … Continue reading No *ONE* is responsible for democracy’s future
Democratic reform has become a hot topic in the Presidential primary conversation. There are a number of issues and specific policies that fall into this category, none of which has been more embarrassingly confusing to me than eliminating the filibuster.
Democrats – candidates and supporters – must still call out bad decisions, poor policy choices, and hypocrisy when they see it in other Democratic candidates. Not all candidates are created equal. Some of these candidates have made some bad decisions, and it’s okay to call them out on their bad decisions.
It is not uncommon for a spouse to tag along on the campaign trail, but Chasten is no tag-along. His role on the campaign is not as a surrogate for Pete, but rather as a messenger in his own right.
Before I can go forward with this blog post, I have to make a couple of confessions and apologies. I have been known to make fun of vegetarians in my life. I’m sorry. For real, regardless of your reasons for being a vegetarian or a vegan, I’m sorry for being an asshole. I have also … Continue reading 90% Less Beef