Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

Greg Sargent: “Moral: When people figure out that ‘choice and freedom’ really means ‘millions uninsured + huge tax cut for rich’ it’s hard to pass.”

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Approximately 30 Republican Representatives would not vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. You are heroes and have saved many lives.

RECOMMENDED READING Ben Jacobs and David Smith: Republican repeal of Obamacare fails as healthcare bill pulled from House vote (Guardian) Weeks of negotiations over American Health Care Act fail to create GOP consensus around replacement bill in stunning defeat for … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman: “We have an obligation to tell our politicians what we want, to vote against politicians of whatever party who do not understand the value of reading in creating worthwhile citizens, who do not want to act to preserve and protect knowledge and encourage literacy.”

Source and Recommended Reading Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming (Guardian) A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

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Dante’s Paradise: Canto 17 Retelling — Cacciaguida’s Prophecy

Chapter 17: Mars — Cacciaguida’s Prophecy Phaëthon had heard rumors that he was the son of Apollo, and he went to Apollo to see if the rumors were true. Apollo assured him that the rumors were true, but Phaëthon demanded … Continue reading

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GOPCare: Take Coverage Away from 24 Million People and Cost an Additional $186 Billion

David Kurtz: So Much Winning (TPM; published 23 March 2017) The nugget that probably best captures the day came from the Congressional Budget Office. It assessed the most recent version of the bill and concluded that it will still take … Continue reading

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