Thanksgiving in troubled times

Food, family, traffic jams, thankfulness - all are part of Thanksgiving, but, especially this year, there is more.


Thanks for fighting, more nuance needed and other letters to the editor

Thanks for fighting. Here is a photo of Leo Munoz of Congressman Charlie Gonzales' office accepting boxing gloves to keep on fighting for health care.

Difficult victory

Overcoming the intense lobbying efforts of the health insurance-industrial complex and their far-right "tea party" stormtroopers, which spent some $640,000 a day opposing health care reform, the American people and their organizations, especially their unions, mobilized and pushed through a bill that can improve the health care system for millions of insured and uninsured people.


Health care, abortion and ‘a bridge too far’

By a vote of 220-215 the Democrats ushered in health reform legislation, the likes of which haven't been seen since Medicare passed in 1965. But it came with a price.