"Instead of competing against each other for precious donor dollars, the whole nation ought to join in a mass movement for universal health care."
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked legislation 11 weeks ago that would have expanded federal health care and education programs for veterans.
In West Virginia, we have some of the shortest life spans, highest poverty rates, oldest median ages, worst educational investments, and most dangerous work environments in the country.
With the constant attacks on reproductive rights, it is easy to feel your blood boil every time another right-wing, anti-choice message comes your way.
In the United States misogyny - or the hatred of women - is alive and well. I strongly encourage you all to reach out and help all our mothers, sisters and daughters to make sure they are all safe and free.
It is amazing how fast momentum can shift in politics. And it usually happens for reasons that could not have been predicted.
As a health care professional, taking care of people and helping them comes from my heart and soul. It is what I love to do and truly feel what I was called to do with my life.
They didn't wear jackboots, but the shutdown of government by an extremist faction of the Republican Party can only be described as a new phase in a very American coup.
At this point in time, there are about 47 million people in the U.S. without health insurance. This includes a good amount of young people.
The antics of GOP Senator Ted Cruz are only the latest example of an effort to pull the political discourse further to the right.