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    Paying for Medicare for All Is Easier Than You Think

    As Medicare for All has become a litmus test within the Democratic Party, presidential hopefuls have embraced Bernie Sanders’ single-payer Medicare for All proposal which would guarantee healthcare to every US citizen as a right. But the first question critics ask: How do you plan to pay for it? Wouldn’t it cost $32 trillion over […]

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    Liam Neeson: Archetype of Racism

    Recently, Liam Neeson made a startling revelation about his inherent racism during an interview with The Independent. His co-star Tom Bateman’s “Holy sh*t” seemed to be the only appropriate reaction to this weird insertion of a confession in the entirety of the article. Neeson nimbly dances around the true horror of his confession in order […]

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    MAGA Hat Kids

    They say a picture is worth 1000 words. This is probably true, it’s just that the words are sometimes the wrong ones. Earlier this week, a picture, accompanied by a short video clip, started making its way through medias mainstream and social. In it, a young white man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat […]

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    ACT UP Takes On Big Pharma During Rent Live

    ACT UP Challenges Pharma Giant for advertising cost prohibitive drug during Rent.

    Taking on Big Pharma during an airing of Rent Live, whoever was live tweeting from the ACT UP New York account pulled no punches. Bringing musicals to life as live productions is one of the latest things on broadcast television. The networks have tackled several major productions including Grease, Hairspray, and The Wiz. Few productions […]

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    Tulsi Gabbard’s Homophobic Record

    Salam Morcos recently offered a defense of Tulsi Gabbard, a member of Congress from Hawaii who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Gabbard gained a name for herself in progressive circles in 2016 when, bucking the majority of the Democratic Party, she endorsed Bernie Sanders’s candidacy, and resigned her seat at the DNC to […]

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    Shutdown Stories

    The government shutdown has now been ongoing for a month, the longest of its kind in the history of the country, a full week (and counting) more than the previous longest shutdown. The Trump presidency has been (often terrifyingly) unique in many ways, and this certainly serves as yet another farcical medal around the President’s […]

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    In Defense of Tulsi Gabbard

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) recently announced her plan to run for president, joining what is expected to be a very crowded field of Democratic candidates. Unfortunately for the Iraq war veteran and the first Hindu member of Congress, her campaign is already off to a very poor start. As revelations about Gabbard’s past record and […]

  • Why Do We Call Them “Centrists”?

    “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.” –Hillary Clinton Wait … “moderate and center” on what spectrum? This is what Clintonites and “Third Way” Democrats are often called, both in self-definition and as a pejorative — “Centrists,” as in not the hardline right or the radical left, […]

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    5 Commonly Whitewashed Aspects of Dr. King’s Life and Death

    “We made an indifferent and unconcerned nation rise from lethargy and subpoenaed its conscience to appear before the judgment seat of morality on the whole question of civil rights.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, 1967) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister, a brilliant orator, and a prolific civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968 […]

  • Will Any Blue Do?

    Bad news: Broadly, a shut down government is about the same as a functioning one at this point. Earlier, 14 days into a shut down over his proposed border wall, President Trump surmised that the situation could continue for “months or even years,” adding, with his typical lack of understanding of the ‘everyperson’ he purports […]