Politics

One of the great things about County Kerry in Ireland is that it makes photography easy. Maybe too easy. Basically, you just pull off the road every once in a while, point your camera in a random direction, and take some pictures. They'll all be great. But let's start out with [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
That video at the top is one my son made for Covered California, telling his story of why the ACA matters so much. Sure, we might live in an ACA-friendly state, but Adam's story isn't any different from many in every one of our 50 states. He matters. We all [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hannah Levintova reports that Elizabeth Warren has introduced legislation in response to the Equifax hack: The bill, titled the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act, would require credit reporting agencies to offer customers free options to impose or lift a “credit freeze” that stops the sharing and selling of personal credit [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While I've been tromping around in Ireland, I see that this chart from Thomas Edsall has been making the rounds: Edsall comments on this and other recent poll results: What happened in the interim? The answer is obvious: the advent of Donald Trump….Michael Barber and Jeremy C. Pope, political scientists at Brigham [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
California has an affordability problem. The median cost of a home is $505,800—up $321,000 from five years ago. Homelessness is also on the upswing, with more than 118,000 people without shelter—more than any other state in the country. Californians “are living during the worst housing crisis our state has ever [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While Kevin's on vacation, we've invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. Early Friday morning, the Cassini spacecraft ended it's 20-year-long journey as it burned up in Saturn's atmosphere. One last look…Explore the final @CassiniSaturn pics, taken just hours before its fateful plunge into the planet: https://t.co/dyewjqLoiZ pic.twitter.com/NeOxO8EFHR — NASA (@NASA) [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I may be traipsing around in Ireland right now, but the miracle of technology has allowed me to make sure you get your weekly dose of cat. Here is Hopper cooling herself off from the afternoon heat in the underbrush of the jungle that is our backyard. Next week I [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While Kevin's on vacation, we've invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. As Republicans have tried to rip apart Obamacare this year, one of their most frequent rhetorical strategies has been highlighting areas of the country where there might be zero insurance plans sold on the insurance exchanges set up [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Here is my new blogging home: This is not intended to make anyone jealous. It's purely informational. Also, I met one of my neighbors this morning: I told him I had just arrived from America, and his reply was, “Bah.” I guess that's appropriate. [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The expression on this little girl's face is priceless. I took this picture at Disneyland, on the raft leaving Tom Sawyer's Island, and I figure she's either bored by the whole TSI experience or annoyed at being forced to leave so soon. Hard to say which. But she's definitely projecting [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source

 


 

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