Way to go, Democrats

As Sarah Jaffe points out, Representative Bart Stupak (D-Michigan—yes, D, that’s not a typo)… doesn’t think that health insurance should provide abortion coverage. He thinks women should have to buy a separate rider that would cover abortion. Because, y’know, women like me totally plan on aborting lots of babies. The Stupak-Pitts amendment to the healthContinue reading “Way to go, Democrats”

Yes. Decent healthcare is “bad” because THOSE people might benefit.

On the subject of certain Americans’ virulent contempt for even a slightly more egalitarian healthcare system: “They don’t want racial minorities and people without means sharing spaces with them, and especially not when they’re sick and being reminded that they’re the same flesh and blood as everyone else. The idea that a 14-year-old immigrant mightContinue reading “Yes. Decent healthcare is “bad” because THOSE people might benefit.”

First Addie Polk, Now the Rajarams

The thing about financial crises is that they destroy lives. If you think I’m exaggerating, look back at 1929. It wasn’t that long ago, especially when you think about it in terms of how young the United States of America is. When I was living in Durham, NC, having graduated, unable to find a reasonablyContinue reading “First Addie Polk, Now the Rajarams”