In 1981, the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed among gay men in San Francisco. Within weeks cases began popping up in big numbers in New York and across the country. Ronald Reagan, who had just taken office was silent. He would remain so for almost the entirety of his presidency as the death [...]
Ronald Reagan is mainly remembered for his supposed success as a tax cutter (even though he raised taxes 11 times while in office) and advocate for liberty in the face of the Cold War. On the 100th anniversary of his birth I remember a very different man – someone who turned a blind eye [...]
Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote on repealing health care reform legislation passed last year. Republican leadership has successfully framed this as ‘job killing’ and yet another program that adds to the federal deficit.
This flies in the face of facts. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that implementing health care [...]