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Connect the Dots – Margaret Flowers, MD, Green Candidate for Senator – 09.14.16

Listen to Margaret Flowers, MD, co-founder of Popular Resistance and #FlushtheTPP as she discusses her Senate run in the state of Maryland. A frequent guest on Connect the Dots and a long time champion of Single Payer Health Care, Flowers will discuss with Alison Rose Levy the role of third parties in breaking the two party duopoly and the deadlock it creates for democracy and protecting our environment.

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Gaius Publius – The Goal of the Neo-Liberal Consensus Is to Manage the Decline

If you think of the country as in decline, as most people do, and you think the cause is the predatory behavior of the big-money elites, as most people do, then you must know you have only two choices — acceptance and resistance. Why do neo-liberal Democrats, like the Clinton campaign, not want you to have big ideas, like single-payer …

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Kevin Gosztola – Clinton Campaign Relies On Rumors And Dishonesty To Attack Sanders

From misleading voters about what Bernie Sanders would do to their healthcare to creating the perception that Sanders is dishonest about his involvement in the civil rights movement, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has developed a significant record of entirely disingenuous attacks. It is not as if presidential candidates should not attack each others’ records or their positions on key issues. …

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Scott Galindez – Hillarycare Won’t Cover Everyone, Berniecare Will

hile Hillary Clinton has made statements in the past in support of single-payer health care, she has never proposed it. Even in 1993, when she chaired Bill Clinton’s special commission on “universal” health care, she didn’t propose a plan that would have covered everyone. Like Obamacare, it had a mandate that said everyone has to buy into a private plan. …

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Bernie Sanders Just Introduced Legislation to Fund Free Undergrad Ed with Wall Street Transaction Taxes‏ – Deirdre Fulton

A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates on Tuesday praised Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) plan to use a so-called Robin Hood tax on stock transactions to fund tuition at four-year public colleges and universities. Sanders introduced two bills on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.—one to eliminate undergraduate college tuition fees for students attending public colleges and universities …

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This Can’t Be Happening – 03.18.15

Robert Zarr, a Washington DC-based pediatrician and president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a long-time leader in the campaign to bring single-payer health care on the Canadian model to the US, spoke with “This Can’t Be Happening!” host Dave Lindorff about why US health care is so complicated and expensive, and why the so-called Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), is doomed to fail, both at reducing costs and at guaranteeing health care access to all Americans.