Far from being “the world’s most complex conflict,” the issue of Palestine is actually remarkably simple

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After six decades of wasteful hostility, the time has come to let the Cuban people breathe freely

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Introduction

The Republic of Cuba, a small Caribbean nation with a population of only eleven million people, has long taken up a vastly disproportionate space in the heads of US officials. Ever since the 1959 revolution (which overthrew Fulgencio Batista, a rather nasty US-backed dictator), the United States has been engaged in a ceaseless campaign…


Better wages, safer work, and a more equal society.

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Introduction

The American labor movement has been in a steady decline over the last several decades. Despite the fact that most Americans have a positive view of labor unions, membership has fallen dramatically since its peak in 1954 (when it stood at about 34.8% of the workforce), reaching a dismal low of 10.7% in 2017. …


It is important that all people be properly informed on this topic, and see to it that conservative and neoliberal attacks on these institutions are not successful

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It saves money, saves lives, expands access, and improves choice, all while preserving (or even improving) quality of care

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Introduction

Opponents of Medicare-for-All have generally based their opposition on a number of claims relating to cost, quality, and choice. They claim that it would be too pricey, that it would result in inferior care, and it would eliminate people’s ability to choose their doctors. Fortunately for proponents of single-payer, these claims are, without exception, entirely and provably false. Let’s look at the evidence.

Myth #1: “Single-payer is too expensive”

Contrary to what conservative pundits will tell you, research has consistently found that Medicare-for-All would save a great deal of money. A 2020 meta-analysis in PLOS Medicine looked at twenty-two separate studies of various single-payer proposals, finding…






Aaron Osborne

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