An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America | Alternet
In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king. As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: "Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.”
American Medical Association: Republican health bill violates “do no harm” standard - Vox
by: Andrew Prokop
The biggest doctors’ lobby argues that the bill violates that standard "on many levels."
Bursting the Partisan Bubble: Does the Solution Start Locally? | Immodest proposal | OZY
by: Nick Fouriezos
The nation lives in partisan enclaves — should we require cross-party ambassadors?
John Bercow: I don't regret blocking Donald Trump from speaking in Parliament
John Bercow does not regret his intervention in the debate over Donald Trump’s state visit, he has revealed in a candid talk. At a talk at the Kings Place
Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes - The New York Times
by: Jordan Rau
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.
‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas’ - POLITICO Magazine
As surprising as Trump’s young presidency has been, it’s also the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics.
Cristian Moldoveanu's answer to Can you summarize why you dislike universal healthcare in America in 2 or less sentences? - Quora
You guys overthink things. Let me tell you why you don’t have healthcare in America. BECAUSE YOU SPEND 600 FUCKING BILLION ON DEFENSE. (Caps intended). More ...