Does Making Maternity Care Optional Put the Consumer in Charge? Some Conservatives Think So.

According to the Chicago Tribune: President Donald Trump's pick to lead the government's major health insurance programs says maternity coverage should be optional for patients.Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma tells the Senate Finance Committee that patients — not the government — should determine the insurance benefits they need.Verma tells Stabenow that some women want maternity coverage and "some women might not choose that."Republicans have criticized the law's req … [Read more...]


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University of Chicago Professor Compares Milo Yiannopoulos to Jesus

In this day and age, it is not unusual for a professor to have a blog. In some cases these blogs involve a further exploration of the professor's area of academic interest, and in other cases they involve a wider breadth of personal interests. Sometimes these blogs allow professors to make their work research by explaining modern happenings in light of the insight provided by their area of expertise. These blogs do not, however, typically include the un-ironic use of the c-word. And so the bull … [Read more...]


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You’re Not Helping, Franklin Graham

Earlier this month, Franklin Graham posted this to Facebook:Text of Facebook post by Franklin Graham: I’m on my way to Puerto Rico—to warn people that God uses extreme vetting. What do I mean by that? I want the people of Puerto Rico to know that God loves them and that there is only one way to enter the gates of heaven—and that is through faith in Jesus Christ, and Him alone. Good works can’t get you into heaven. Religion can’t either—being a Baptist, a Catholic, or a Methodist, can’t s … [Read more...]


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Donald Trump: The Most Successful President Ever?

In a press conference on Thursday, Donald Trump claimed that he had accomplished more in the 28 days since his inauguration than any other president in history had in that short time. Um, no. No that is not true.What did Franklin Delano Roosevelt do in his first 28 days? Oh, let's see. He first declared a bank holiday that shuttered banks for four days, and then called an emergency session of Congress and passed the Emergency Banking Act. When the banks subsequently reopened, it became clear … [Read more...]


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No, Glenn Beck Is Not Suddenly Different

Over the past year, I've seen progressives post numerous articles by or about Glenn Beck, startled or surprised by how "reasonable" he sounds as he criticizes Trump. Has Glenn Beck changed? Vanity Fair certainly suggested as much when they wrote this byline for an article on his criticism of Trump: The reformed paranoiac apologizes for unleashing forces that aided Trump’s rise. He's reformed! He's nice now---a nice, cuddly, anti-Trump reasonable no-longer-paranoid person. I mean look how a … [Read more...]


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Historian Kevin Kruse Takes Down Conservatives’ Betsy DeVos / Ruby Bridges Comparison

So, yesterday afternoon, this happened:We are apparently that far through the looking-glass.The cartoon refers to an incident last week when a handful of protestors blocked DeVos from entering a public school in Washington, D.C. DeVos was ultimately able to enter the school. Many Democrats later condemned any efforts to prevent DeVos from entering public schools, arguing that it is important for DeVos to gain greater understanding of the positive work done by public schools. And yet, … [Read more...]


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Inequalities Abound: Betsy DeVos and School Closures

During confirmation hearings, DeVos didn't know the difference between proficiency testing and growth testing. This matters because of schools like my daughter's. Her school doesn't have the test scores of schools on the other side of town, and it never will, but this isn't the fault of the teachers---it's demographics. A school with a high rate of homelessness, a large number of English language learners, and high levels of poverty isn't going to make the same scores as a school filled with chil … [Read more...]


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