Environment and Health

A Great Clucking Idea

A Great Clucking Idea

If you live in Austin, Texas, the city will pay you to get chickens. That's right. Whereas in the past, cities often banned urban chickens, our nation has now crossed a threshold in which a city will pay residents to keep chickens. The program is an effort to reduce...

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Obamacare Is Actually Working

Obamacare Is Actually Working

Question: What do you get when you mix a barrel of fables, a sack of mendacity, and a gross of whoppers – topped with a thick layer of subterfuge? Answer: The fiasco that's been the Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "We're going to do something...

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Why Did Trumpcare Fail?

Why Did Trumpcare Fail?

Why? That's the big question the mass media is asking about the sudden failure of the Republican leaders' relentless push to demonize and kill Obamacare. After all, the GOP bragged that they now control the legislative game and would quickly knock Obama's trademark...

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My Autistic Child Isn’t ‘Diseased’

My Autistic Child Isn’t ‘Diseased’

Finding out that your child is autistic is usually presented as a disaster, a financial and emotional drain that needs a long period of grief to come to terms with. And with one in every 68 children — one for every three classes of primary school kids — receiving this...

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Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan's 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP's so-called "replacement" for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway. Republicans tried to rush it through, but not before the Congressional Budget Office discovered it was...

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