Archive

In OtherWords: October 4, 2017

In OtherWords: October 4, 2017

President Trump was (briefly) in Puerto Rico this week, talking up his administration's response to the devastating hurricanes that have left the island in a sustained state of crisis. But he's also lashed out at the U.S. citizens of the colony for "wanting everything...

read more
The NFL Should Do More Than Just Take A Knee

The NFL Should Do More Than Just Take A Knee

When Colin Kaepernick began to protest during the national anthem at NFL games last year, he made his intent very clear. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media. “To...

read more
American Child Care Is In Crisis

American Child Care Is In Crisis

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the very first things I worried about was how to find a way to juggle family and work — which meant finding child care. I researched day care centers and found that every single facility within a mile of my home or workplace was...

read more
Don’t Mess With the Disability Community

Don’t Mess With the Disability Community

The GOP twice failed to pass health care legislation this year. The bills fell short for many reasons, but I see an important one: By including drastic cuts to Medicaid benefits in their bills, Republican leaders picked a fight with the disability community. Hell hath...

read more
We Get Sick, They Get Rich

We Get Sick, They Get Rich

Our current health care system in the United States works just fine — for the corporate executives who run it. Take, for instance, Michael Mussallem, the CEO at Edwards Lifesciences — a California-based company that makes heart valves and assorted other medical...

read more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email