You Lost Your Job, How Does Universal Healthcare Sound Now?

I’m going to say something radical; healthcare should not be tied to employment. 30% of the American population is about to learn why. The number of people filing initial unemployment claims rose by nearly 10 million in the last two weeks. Experts predict before this pandemic crisis is over 30% of the population will be … Continue reading You Lost Your Job, How Does Universal Healthcare Sound Now?

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Coronavirus Aid Package

Moscow Mitch McConnell tearfully proclaimed- "This isn't a stimulus package, it's a relief package.” After eleven years as a goalie for the GOP, McConnell is going to allow one bill to slide into the net. You know that country just north of Trumperica, the with universal healthcare and a smart and heartthrob for a leader? … Continue reading The Good the Bad and the Ugly Coronavirus Aid Package

Is 2007 When America Was Great?

The year was 2007; Goldman Sacs executive, Lloyd Blankfein pocketed $41 million as a financial crisis, caused by greed and enabled by deregulation, permitted banks to engage in predatory lending and hedge fund trading with derivatives. That led to the collapse of the housing market. Airlines began to “restructure,” using corporate bankruptcy laws as a … Continue reading Is 2007 When America Was Great?

Bill Barr’s Overreach of Authority

Dare I say it? After a freefall into authoritarianism, USA Today offers a light breeze to ease our fall. There may be justice yet. You probably saw yesterday’s headlines, first 1,100 former DOJ officials demanded Attorney General (not an actual General) Bill Barr step down. A few hours later the number spiked to 2,000 former … Continue reading Bill Barr’s Overreach of Authority

The Numbers in My Head

I love language. Words fascinate me. They make me happy. My hobby is language. I’ve achieved varying levels of non-fluency and illiteracy in several languages. I like to break down words and sort their origins to Latin or Greek. I’m trying, and failing, to read Camus in French, and this is odd, but I have … Continue reading The Numbers in My Head

America Today— Great is Not the Word I’d Use

ICE created a fake university, luring international students, offering graduate programs in technology and computer studies, and providing student visas. After collecting tuition, ICE has arrested and eventually deported over 250 would-be students, since January of this year, despite their valid student visas, on the grounds that the school was fake. ICE did not refund … Continue reading America Today— Great is Not the Word I’d Use