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Tidbits - August 3, 2017 - Reader Comments: Memories of the Southern Freedom Movement; Right to Water; Keeping Public Services Public; Fight for Health Care Access Continues; Sen. Gillibrand Takes Name Off Anti-Boycott Bill; Crisis in Venezuela; CEO Pay;

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Reader Comments: Memories of the Southern Freedom Movement - Mary Hamilton; The Right to Water - Trump Action Endangers Millions; Keeping Public Services Public; Fight for Health Care Access Continues; Sen. Gillibrand Takes Name Off Anti-Boycott Bill; The Crisis in Venezuela - U.S. Involvement, and The Left; Hate Speech; Questions about Israel and the U.S.; CEO Pay; Palestinian Rights curriculum; An American in China; Dissident Arts Festival; Next Up for Single Payer

Thank Disability Rights and the Resistance

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
"Folks praising Murkowski, Collins, and McCain: I think you misspelled Hirono, ADAPT, and every activist resisting the Republican agenda."

Rather Than Do The Right Thing, McCain Did The Right-Wing Thing

Peter Dreier Huffington Post
So much for McCain’s claim to be “maverick.” John McCain and Ted Kennedy, who both returned to the Senate floor to cast votes after revealing that they had brain cancer. Kennedy cast a vote to protect Medicare. McCain cast a cowardly vote to undo Obamacare, a vote that could deny health coverage to millions of Americans. McCain, whose brain cancer is terminal, will die with dishonor.

Tidbits - July 27, 2017 - Reader Comments: Trumpcare: Play-by-Play from Planned Parenthood; Attempt to Outlaw BDS; Voter Fraud Bait & Switch; Globalization; If Capitalism Failed; Venezuela; Net Neutrality and Herbert Marcuse; CFPB done in your state?; and

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Reader Comments: Trumpcare: What happens when - Play-by-Play from Planned Parenthood; Attempt to Outlaw BDS; Trump's Voter Fraud "Bait & Switch"; Clancy Sigal; Spicer bails; Globalization; If Capitalism Failed (we wish) - Greek workers find solution; Rosa Luxemburg; Yugoslavia's Socialism; Venezuela; Net Neutrality and Herbert Marcuse; High Noon remembered; New Website - What has the CFPB done in your state?

Friday Nite Videos | July 7, 2017

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I’m With the Banned: Trailer. Greg Palast Confronts Kris Kobach About Crosscheck Voter Purging Lists. GOP Senators Can't Escape Health Care Protests. Jay-Z | The Story of O.J. Honest Government Advert - Visit Puerto Rico.

28,600 Lives Per Year

James Hamblin The Atlantic
How much mortality in the U.S. will increase if the Senate passes its health-care bill, according to a new analysis by Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, titled “The Relationship of Health Insurance and Mortality: Is Lack of Insurance Deadly?”
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