GOP’s Twitter Account Tries Attacking Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan, Fails Miserably

It’s no secret that most Republicans oppose any mention of a single-payer/Medicare-for-All health care plan. Despite the fact that nearly every other major country on Earth has some form of universal health care system in place for its citizens, the vast majority of the GOP is staunchly against ending the for-profit model we have here […]

Bernin’ the Midnight Oil on the Congress Campaign Trail

Mom taps me on the shoulder and whispers, “Arik, you’ve fallen asleep at your desk again.” “Living wage,” words uttered through my slumber.  “Healthcare, human right.” She taps me again.  “Son, wake up.” I open my eyes.  My elbow is resting on the keyboard, and my upcoming presentation draft has become a screen filled with […]

Why I Am Voting for Bernie Sanders, by Way of Cornel West: Be a Hope

Mom fell into the donut hole months ago, but she never told me.  Then she fell even harder—and the call came that she was headed to the hospital by ambulance. In the emergency room, the doctor asked my mom why she hadn’t been taking her medicine.  A screwy look appeared on her face—the question prompted […]

KY GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin Accidentally Called For Drug Testing Seniors

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been the laughingstock of late night shows recently for his series of verbal flubs, like referring to Hungary as “Hungria” and discussing the “band on America.” While everyone has been mocking McCarthy (who has now announced he will not run for Speaker of the House), a Republican candidate for governor […]

The Disturbing Hypocrisy Among Many Senior Citizens When it Comes to Social Security and Medicare

I despise whenever someone uses the term “entitlements” to describe Social Security and Medicare. First, millions upon millions of Americans pay into these programs – they earn them. Secondly, these aren’t “handouts for the lazy,” they’re programs aimed at trying to ensure our disabled, sick or to a larger extent our elderly aren’t left stranded without any […]

FL Gov Rick Scott Pleaded the Fifth a Shocking Number of Times During Medicare Fraud Trial

It’s been a while since I wrote about one of our nation’s sleaziest governors, Florida Governor Rick Scott. I honestly have no idea how this guy got elected governor. You’d think the fact that he was CEO of a company that was found guilty of defrauding Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars would be enough […]

Fox News Blatantly Distorted New Statistics on Government Programs to Fear Monger Against the Poor

Fox News’ incessant fear mongering against the poor never ceases to amaze me. The Republican party as a whole displays such obvious disdain toward those living in poverty that it absolutely blows my mind that tens of millions of impoverished Americans actually vote for Republicans. So knowing how Fox News seems to enjoy slandering the […]

If Corporations Are People, They Should Pay Taxes Like The Rest Of Us

This morning, I came across an article by Jonathan Alter over at The Daily Beast that makes a lot of sense in regards to the practice of corporate inversions. In this piece, he argues that American companies should have to sign a contract, or “non-desertion agreement” in order to keep receiving federal contracts. In addition, […]

Senator Bernie Sanders Blasts Walgreens For Tax Evasion

In a recent article submitted to Reddit, Senator Bernie Sanders blasted Walgreens for their plans to possibly move their headquarters to Switzerland in order to pay less taxes. The drug retail chain, which is the largest in the United States, has been considering the move which would allow them to pay nearly $800 million less […]

Congressman Who Voted 3 Times for Medicare Cuts – Blames Obama for Cuts to Medicare

Since President Obama was elected President of the United States, there have been two consistencies from the Republican party: No matter what President Obama supports, just do the opposite. Blame President Obama for everything, even if it’s something we’ve done. There’s also a lesser one where Republicans often like to take credit for positive things […]