January 2013

Salem, Oregon Rally for Universal Healthcare - Feb. 4th

Health Care for All-Oregon, HCAO, is a statewide, grassroots effort to change Oregon’s constitution to include health care as a human right and to find a way for all Oregonians to have health care throughout our state. There are over 60 Oregon organizations organizing to make this happen to make Health Care for All a reality and on Feb 4th we are expecting thousands of their members, families and friends to show up on the capital steps in Salem for the opening day of the 2013 legislative session.

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As We Celebrate the New Year...

Thoughts from the past to ponder as the New Year begins (from a speech by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, 1888):

A New Year's Wish List...

The U.S.'s representive government does not seem to be working - not in its response to Al Qaeda (and terrorism) and certainly not in its laggard and inadequate response to recent devastations that both natural and man-made disasters have occasioned.

Democrats Need To Reclaim the Word Freedom Now

Thom plus logo The big debate among democratic circles is about the word socialism. It really needs to be about the word freedom. Billionaires claim that freedom means no taxes for the billionaires. Industrialists claim that freedom means no regulation for their industries.