I'm not sure if this is as bad as it looks, but I'm interested in seeing what other people think. In danps's post on emergent party laziness, I commented that Greens were irrelevant in California, because other than the presidential race, there are none on our ballot. Boy, was I wrong.
Here's "top two" in a nutshell: Read more about The Emergent Party "Solution": Keep Them Off the Ballot? Now with Post-Election Update!
Today's antidote to gloom:
via Language Log,
In tonight's playoff game with the San Antonio Spurs, the Phoenix Suns will wear jerseys reading "Los Suns", in protest of Arizona's recently-enacted immigration-enforcement law.
We gathered in response to Barack Obama's invitation to all Americans to hold health care discussion groups and report back to him. Our input, Obama said, will inform his health care reform agenda. ...
Proponents of an Arizona ballot initiative that would have amended the state Constitution to prohibit single-payer and similar healthcare reforms are conceding defeat.
The CV Bugle has a good article on the Democratic primary for the first CD in Arizona. The good news is that all but one of the candidates supports Medicare for All. Read more about Medicare for All and the Dem primary for AZ first CD
PHOENIX — Arizonans will get to decide in November whether they want to block the state from imposing a universal health-care program, after all. ...
... State House Minority Leader Phil Lopes, D-Tucson, has proposed a universal health-care plan that would pool everything being spent by all parties on health care — including government, business and individuals — to set up a plan under which everyone gets the same basic coverage. Lopes has pegged the cost at close to $35 billion.
Challenger Howard Shanker specifically endorses a single payer system.
Chris Gramazio says we need to take the profit motive out of healthcare, but he does not specifically endorse single payer or HR 676. If you live in Arizona’s 6th CD, you might ask him. Read more about Today's single payer post: AZ Dems for HR 676
The The Sideshow points to the ever alert Bart Cop: Hospital Attempts Deportation of Woman With Inadequate Insurance
A gravely ill woman at risk of being removed from the country for lack of adequate insurance coverage awoke from a coma Tuesday.
The hospital has been seeking to return her to her native Honduras; her family took the hospital to court.