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We’ll know today whether or not the Roberts Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. If it does, millions of Americans will keep the insurance coverage they currently have (thanks to the act) while millions more will gain coverage by 2014. Women, in particular, have a lot riding on today’s decision as they have in many ways gained the most under Obamacare. Should the bill go down, we’ve got a sense of what life will look like thanks to Mississippi and Missouri, two states both facing a shortage of medical providers and clinics able to provide reproductive health care. Of course, that doesn’t mean the women in Missouri and Mississippi don’t need that care. It just means they can’t get it.
The American nuns on the nine-state tour to advocate against the Ryan Plan deserve to be pistol whipped, according to one conservative talk show host. That is what conservative talk radio has become, folks– a platform for advocating assault against nuns who minister to the poor. Keep it classy, GOP.
A judge has refused to stop the voter purge in Florida despite the fact he was presented with actual proof of voters wrongfully taken off voter rolls.
This is a very smart look at the myth of the model minority and the damage it brings.
Is the Tea Party revolution over? Cripes do I hope so.
Seriously. Why does college cost so much?
Anna Klenke makes the case that kids are more creative now than in 1985. What do you think?
Jezebel has this piece on being a mom and a pothead. I really look forward to the day smoking pot is no longer an issue, but in the meantime, this is a pretty funny read.
Can you imagine a general election without a bake-off between First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney? It would mean we’d have to ask the women for their opinions on things like health care, and contraception and equal pay. Yeah, cookies are definitely better.
On that note, Nora Ephron has died and words have failed me. RIP and thank you.
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