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Pointless infighting among progressives is becoming exhausting and harmful

A disagreement over Medicare For All has pit influential progressives against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s the latest example of progressives engaging in dumb, line-drawing battles against each other. Debate is healthy, but shunning people who want the same things is counter-productive. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are […]
Pointless infighting among progressives is becoming exhausting and harmful
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects left-wing calls to force Pelosi to hold a ‘Medicare for All’ vote in exchange for her vote for the speaker

A handful of outspoken left-wing activists is pressuring progressive lawmakers to refuse to vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she holds the first floor vote on single-payer healthcare. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is publicly rejecting those calls, saying that Democrats don’t have the votes to pass “Medicare for All” in […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects left-wing calls to force Pelosi to hold a ‘Medicare for All’ vote in exchange for her vote for the speaker
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A top economic health researcher says the coronavirus reveals the biggest weaknesses of our healthcare system

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Economic health researcher Katherine Baicker says in the case of contagious diseases like coronavirus, it improves the health of the entire community if everyone else has access to healthcare. Baicker says the lack of coordination within the US healthcare system has exacerbated shortages because resources cannot be moved to […]
A top economic health researcher says the coronavirus reveals the biggest weaknesses of our healthcare system
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The economic crisis from the coronavirus could lead to ‘disaster socialism’ that briefly extends basic social benefits other countries already have

The full economic toll from the coronavirus won’t be known for months, but low-income Americans are most at risk. “Because of that vulnerability, it means they will feel the impact first and probably most acutely,” Dr. Diana Hernandez of Columbia University told Business Insider. It could lead to a renewed […]
The economic crisis from the coronavirus could lead to ‘disaster socialism’ that briefly extends basic social benefits other countries already have