August 14, 2009, 1:00am
Health Insurance Reform Reality Check
8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage
Ends Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history.
Ends Exorbitant Out-of-Pocket Expenses, Deductibles or Co-Pays: Insurance companies will have to abide by yearly caps on how much they can charge for out-of-pocket expenses.
Ends Cost-Sharing for Preventive Care: Insurance companies must fully cover, without charge, regular checkups and tests that help … Read more »
June 04, 2009, 1:00am
There has been a lot of conversation lately about how the ability to identify with another person’s circumstance makes one unqualified to wear the judicial robe. Since President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the word empathy has taken a beating. The other day, Dick Cheney came out in support of gay marriage, stating “freedom means freedom for everyone”aI guess Cheney finally allowed himself to share the empathy he felt for his daughter with the rest of … Read more »
January 26, 2009, 1:00am
Please join me in donating to People For’s work to defend constitutional values and confirm Eric Holder.
Then take a moment, if you’ve not yet done so, to sign the petition to the Senate.
I’m writing to you now to let you know about my friend and President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Eric Holder is a man of unique integrity, as committed to liberty, the rule of law and our constitutional rights as anyone I know. He … Read more »
December 11, 2008, 1:00am
Last weekend, I was in Washington DC to accept the Kennedy Center Honors, and I noticed that the kiss between me and the “soon to be former” President Bush created quite a stir. The Today Show even proclaimed that it was a sign of the apocalypse. The timing is ironic. After eight years of President Clinton and on the cusp of at least four years of President Obama, I get selected to receive this prestigious awardaduring the Bush Administration. I … Read more »
November 05, 2008, 1:00am
November 5thawhat a daya a new daya.finally Dr. King’s words ring true that one day we will live in a nation where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” After 2 stolen elections, this time, in this election over 57 million Americans made their voices heard. I am so proud of our country todayamiraculously overnight we have regained the respect of the world. From England to Africa, people are … Read more »
October 30, 2008, 1:00am
John McCain has declared from swing state to swing state, “I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republicana” Does McCain realize that President Roosevelt advocated for progressive taxationajust like Senator Obama. McCain has labeled Obama a socialist for his position on taxes. However, in his own words Roosevelt stated: “We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to … Read more »
October 28, 2008, 1:00am
Americans can’t take anything for granted on Tues November 4th. In the 2000 and 2004 elections, voter fraud, voter suppression and voter intimidation were rampant, especially in the critical swing states Florida and Ohio. This year, we are likely to break voter turnout records. Hundreds of thousands of voters have lined up to vote early around the country, and we have already heard numerous accounts of electronic voting machine glitches, registration and ballot issues and long lines. The information posted … Read more »
October 22, 2008, 1:00am
Thought of the Day #1
Sarah Palin became Mayor of Wasilla by a margin 203 votes! She won 616 out of a total 1,029 votes cast [click here to view the source]. That’s like running for student body president of a high school. Senator McCain says Sarah Palin is the most popular Governor of the largest state in the countryaWell , her popularity has certainly slipped and Alaska may be 2 1/2 times the size of Texas … Read more »
October 20, 2008, 1:00am
Since voter fraud and voter suppression is still very much an issue in the upcoming election, I wanted to post a section on some of the best articles written by experts on this complex issue and provide information on who to contact if you experience voting problems. It’s so important that Americans are aware and educated so they can insure that their votes are properly counted.
VIDEO: “Protecting Your Vote” Mark Crispin Miller on Bill Moyers
Transcript of Mark
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October 13, 2008, 1:00am
Until the Republican Convention, very few had ever heard of Sarah Palinaand now this mean-spirited campaigner is asking who is Barack Obama???
I’m asking who is Sarah Palin???
- I know that she’s a woman who doesn’t believe in allowing women the right to choose their own reproductive health decisions even if they are victims of rapeabut approves of these victims getting billed by the government for the rape kits used to examine them.
- I know she’s a beauty pageant runner-up
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