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No, Joe Biden can’t give everyone Medicare for All with the Social Security Act

First thing’s first: I am a staunch, active supporter of Medicare for All. I’ve hectored my junior senator about it. I’ve sat down with my Congressional representative Rosa DeLauro’s health care staffer about it. I’ve knocked doors, and made phone calls, and stapled up posters around my neighborhood. Don’t misinterpret what I’m about to say as being critical of Medicare…

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Pushing Chris Murphy on Medicare for All

On Sunday, December 15 I and several other members of Medicare for All Connecticut, a grassroots activist group of which I am a part, attended a town hall event hosted by Senator Chris Murphy in Guilford. After brief introductory remarks on the impeachment of the president, the ACA’s open enrollment deadline, and the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, Murphy…

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Tolls aren’t too expensive. Driving is.

One of the most contentious issues during this month’s statewide midterm elections was that of highway tolls. Now-governor-elect Ned Lamont moved from a pro-toll position to a (possibly illegal) plan to implement heavy truck-only tolls. Businessman Republican Bob Stefanowski decried them as “just another tax.” Stefanowski, an aloof would-be populist, sums up the opposition’s argument pretty neatly. Tolls cost people…

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What a difference a little perspective makes

A case study in the phenomenon of “fake news” (or in any case, our inability to arrive at anything like an objective set of facts): Last Saturday in Portland, Oregon activists marched through the streets in protest of the police killing of a black man named Patrick Kimmons. At one point, a silver Lexus drove through part of the crowd,…

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Democrats blaming high gas prices on Trump is stupid and self-defeating

Last week, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer hosted a press conference blaming high gas prices on Republican President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal did the same at a Shell station in Hartford. Per CTNewsJunkie.com: “[There are] clear steps that the President of the United States can take [to reduce gas prices],” Blumenthal said. He said Trump can put…

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