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.
Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.
Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.
Largely obscured by the Syrian crisis in recent weeks have been the moves - from joke to extortion to possible treason - by Republicans in their rabid war against Obamacare.
Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.
Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.
Without consent or authority, South Dakota officials remove American Indian children from their families and place them in the foster care system, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
At the Liars' Table you need thick skin and working-class sensibilities that the collective good and the common weal will overcome.
There are two broad measurements of happiness: first, the ups and downs of daily emotions, and second, an individual's overall evaluation of life.