[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] So, it’s been more than a week since the Supreme Court, against my expectations, upheld the Affordable Care Act by issuing a 5-4 decision in NFIB v. Sebelius. A couple of commenters, both before I left town for the week in which the decision ended up being handed down, as
Our economist friend Doug Henwood pointed this out earlier today: Support for Obamacare has clustered in the low 40s, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation polls. According to a Wikipedia review, support for single-payer over the last 5 years has averaged 52% – or 58%, if you leave out the partisan outlier Rasmussen. Henwood bases
Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) vice-presidential candidate Christina López and her presidential running mate, Stephen Durham, are bitterly opposed to Obama’s latest compromise with the religious right, which proposes to exempt employers with religious affiliations from providing coverage for birth control. Below is the most recent statement of the FSP on healthcare as a human right. Of
“Hola, Amigo! Pack your bags, we’re going to Mexico!” bubbled Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, faux physician and money-maker. “Yeah, I could use a decent vacation,” I replied, figuring he’d pay for both of us since he had just set the world record for the most nose jobs in a 24-hour period. “What vacation?” he
Attorney and activist Kevin Zeese is leading the fight to hold Justice Clarence Thomas accountable for the hundreds of thousands he and his wife have taken from the corporate right wing. Zeese spoke to us about the struggle.