Democracy Insurance

Democracy Insurance

Here’s a basic rule of public policy: If a society wants a capability, it has to pay for it.If we want a fire department, we have to direct our ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Don’t Mess With the Disability Community

The GOP twice failed to pass health care legislation this year. The bills fell short for many reasons, but I see an important one: By including drasti...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Why Do Some Old People Get Cranky?

Why Do Some Old People Get Cranky?

I can hear you already: “All old people aren’t cranky.”Too often my wife and I are out and “hear” crotchety old people. ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


What You Should Know about the Least Understood Branch of Government

What You Should Know about the Least Understood Branch of Government

Q: What is the “least understood branch of government?” A: Most people are aware that our government has three separate and co-equal branc...

October 19th, 2017 |  


We Get Sick, They Get Rich

We Get Sick, They Get Rich

Our current health care system in the United States works just fine — for the corporate executives who run it.Take, for instance, Michael Mussal...

October 19th, 2017 |  


State of the Art Schools

State of the Art Schools

Investing in State of the Art Schools If we want to prepare our students for 21st century jobs, we need to invest in 21st century classrooms. But too ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Stu Bykofsky: As a longtime gun owner, I wonder what to say

Stu Bykofsky: As a longtime gun owner, I wonder what to say

What do we say now?What do we do now?What do I, a longtime gun owner, say now?The deadly barrage unleashed from above at one of America’s favori...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Christopher Columbus reconsidered

Christopher Columbus reconsidered

The Invention of Christopher Columbus, American HeroHow the founding fathers turned Christopher Columbus, a mediocre Italian sailor and mass murderer,...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Three views of Inequality

Three views of Inequality

Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it’s also becom...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Evolution of the Democratic Party

Evolution of the Democratic Party

Democratic Party - Founded: C.1792 The Democratic Party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name Republicans, or J...

October 16th, 2017 |