1000-1500 kids are about to walk past my office building to the state capitol to demand that government value their lives at least as much as they value guns. I hope they can bring this fight to help kids in Flint have clean fucking water for the first time in years.
Some of the best articles I’ve read recently, all verging on the political:
As expected, and I’m shocked they took this long, Donald Duck’s administration announced that they will allow states to institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
A few panic-staving reminders: Continue reading
Eliot Kukla wrote a beautiful meditation on the ways that our vulnerabilities and weaknesses define us.
Approximately 0.6 percent of American adults identify as transgender, just under 0.2 percent of the world population is Jewish, and 100 percent of us will get sick, yet it is being chronically sick that makes me feel like an outsider. That’s how much our society fears and rejects the core human experience of being ill, of having a body that gets sick, that ages, that is not controllable.
The United States’ mandate to be forever strong and self-sufficient belies the reality of human experience: we are neither. Continue reading
Kaiser Health News sent an intrepid reporter to uncover just how utopian, on a scale from the Trump White House to Star Trek: The Next Generation, Canada’s single-payer health care system is.
Turns out it’s about Gilmore Girls utopian: some obvious inequities (where’re the people of color in Rory’s Yale??) but, in general, a heartening collective belief in shared values. Continue reading