The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.
I run a Communist YouTube channel for young people, and I'm noticing some of them are romanticizing revolution but forgetting about the working class - for example, on health care.
We join with those who hail this legislation both as a measure that will save lives now and begin curbing the insurance industry, and as a giant first step to further reforms.
Bravo to the health care activists who are cranking out the phone calls and participating in rallies across the country to say "finish reform right," despite stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill.
My 88-year-old mom, who fell and broke her arm some eight weeks ago, had to endure a two-pronged battle - with herself and with the health care system.
The mainstream media, via The Washington Post, has apparently seen fit to join the rabid right's revival of the old anti-Communist crusade.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey seems to be getting a lot of press recently.
There he was on Christmas Eve: Senator John Kyl, pumped with anger, calling the just passed Senate health care reform bill "a massive, very bad assault on liberty."
What if I told you that by supporting the 1935 Social Security Act you would be selling out the working class and capitulating to right-wing special interests?
As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."