- Most health plans will have to insure children with pre-existing medical conditions starting on or after Sept. 23.
Bob Herbert tells it like it is in his column today. He says we've lost sight of how to build and maintain a flourishing society.
We could always start to rebuild by making it easier to join a union....
Jon Walker has a great post over at firedoglake pointing out that Americans OVERWHELMINGLY care more about jobs than the deficit.
The disconnect between the Washington elites, who have been swept up in deficit hysteria, and the rest of the country couldn’t be more stark.
He couldn't be more right.
Here's the poll.
As Law Takes Effect, Obama Gives Insurers a Warning New York Times
Census: With jobs scarce, Rust Belt cities decline Associated Press
Louisiana Police Pull Over Activist at Behest of BP Mother Jones
Two moderate Republican senators from Maine, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, are standing in the way of a jobs bill that would extend unemployment insurance, raise taxes on investment managers and aid the states (thus preserving jobs).
AFSCME and Americans United for Change targeted the two senators in this ad, which will run in Maine.
Jobs are slowly coming back, according to the Wall Street Journal. Indiana and Texas doing better, but only 12 states and the District of Columbia had more jobs in May than they did a year ago.
The peerless Dean Baker sounds a warning: the wingers will soon be making another run at privatizing Social Security and Medicare.
Today he writes: