Friday, January 29, 2016

Clinton’s Healthcare Plan Is Just The Same Old, Same Old

In the words of Robert Reich, “The real contrast is between Bernie’s vision of a government responsive to the vast majority [such as his single-payer health care plan], and Hillary’s vision of a government very much like the one we have now [of which her support for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is a good example].”

Monday, January 11, 2016

Obama’s SOTU Needs to Make Proposals Centered around Those of Senator Bernie Sanders

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On Tuesday, January 12, President Obama will deliver his eight State of the Union (SOTU) address. Although other presidents have chosen to deliver post-election SOTU addresses—Lyndon Johnson in 1969, while Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter submitted theirs in writing—most likely, it will be President Obama’s last.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

President Obama’s Passionate Plea for Tightened Gun Regulations

Well, as expected, Presidents Obama’s earnest call to tighten gun regulations through executive order has been a windfall for gun companies. Their stocks soared on the expectation that tightened gun regulations will make it harder for responsible gun owners to buy a gun. It seems to me that responsible gun owners, who supposedly obey the gun laws, should have no problem with tightening regulations to keep guns from people who should not own guns — terrorist, criminals, the mentally ill. As President Obama said, “A majority of gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible law-breaking few form inflicting harm on a massive scale.”