New Yorkers will
gather at Bryant Park (42nd St. & 6th Ave.) to
demonstrate in favor of the creation of a Single-payer National Health Insurance Plan (H.R. 676). Today in America, more than 50 million people have no health insurance, 20 million more are under-insured and more than 20,000 people die each year of a treatable illness. In this moment of billion-dollar taxpayer “bailouts” for Corporate America, few people recognize that debts incurred as a result of medical procedures are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy. H.R. 676 would end these destructive trends and secure healthcare as a human right.
Two items from Howard Fineman's list of reasons why Obama should have an even bigger lead:
Obama’s own Democratic Party is relatively unified, the sulking of the Clintons notwithstanding.
The “mainstream” media, or what is left of it, has favored and fawned over Obama from the start--even before the current parade of official endorsements. Much of the coverage has been egregiously slanted. Just ask Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
[Y]ou simply can’t build a progressive politics from the desire... to overstate, mislead and inflame.
I'll add that you can't build a progressive politics by buying into post-partisan equivalation, either.
On the one hand, "progressives" are painting the country that's about to overwhelmingly turn out for Barack Obama as a bunch of rednecks who would never vote for a black man (and painting any vote against Obama for any reason as an act of racism). On the other, we're covering the sins of the GOP every which way, with fabrications about bickering partisanship and John McCain's unimpeachable heroism. Read below the fold...
"For all Barack Obama's talk about change, there are signs that in style -- if not substance -- a new White House under Democrat Obama would operate much like the current one under President Bush. ..."
Andrew Lahde, the hedge-fund manager who quit after posting an 870 percent gain last year, said farewell to clients in a letter that thanks stupid traders for making him rich and ends with a plea to legalize marijuana.
Correntewire Fiction “has delivered” yet we feel there "might be more out there."
Anyone have any writing they wish to post, fiction—or non-fiction?
Feedback (we'll be nice), blurbs, readers...what more could you want?
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In any case, please post in the comments here with a link to fiction or non-fiction you have done, so people will have a chance to read what you're done. And if possible, please comment on what you've read. Read below the fold...
The more I hear from Joe Biden, the better I like him.
He's far more qualified to be Vice President than his GOP opponent, the current Governor of Alaska and former mayor of Wasilla. Biden has spent six terms in the US Senate. He's chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee (and yeah, that committee actually, you know, meets and stuff). Read below the fold...