Archive for May, 2017

Where is the middle of this road anyway?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

“Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you.” The band was Stealers Wheel, the year was 1972. Maybe the song should be re-released in the angry, divisive cultural scene of 2017.

In June, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. The response was swift and vocal from both sides of the issue. My Facebook “lit up” and I was troubled by what I read.

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Healthcare plan or tax cut?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

“… Think ye that building shall endure which shelters the noble and crushes the poor?”

from “A Parable,” by American Poet James Russell Lowell

“Overall, the plan would boost the number of uninsured and shift federal assistance away from some of the most vulnerable people in this nation, while cutting taxes for the richest.” So Dr. Henry Aaron, healthcare analyst at the Brookings Institute, summarizes the consequences of the Republican American Health Care Act. 

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Jimmy Kimmel leads the way on health care reform

Monday, May 8th, 2017

“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?”
Jimmy Kimmel

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