Body Count

The body count from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 was just under 3000 persons. If Republicans succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the body count is likely to be quintuple that in 2018 alone, escalating thereafter as more Americans lose their insurance. The precise numbers may be unknowable until the unthinkable … Read more

The President’s Picks

The President's Picks

  During the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Perry was the one who said that he would eliminate three departments of government, all unnecessary. He remembered the first two but couldn’t remember the name of the Department of Energy as one he would delete, and guess what? That’s the one he has been given. It was … Read more

GOP “Death Panels” Prepare an Unaffordable Care Act

During his confirmation hearings, Rep. Tom Price, subsequently confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, bragged that the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA,” also and more widely known as “Obamacare”) would give everyone “access to health care.” Bernie Sanders immediately burst that sound bite bubble by noting … Read more

Why Third Parties Never Work in America

No third party movement has ever bumped one of the two major parties out of the running in a presidential election…but third parties can wreak havoc under the Electoral College system. Under the “winner take all” system used by 48 of the 50 states, the winner does just that, winning ALL of the electoral votes … Read more