President Obama surprised the nation Friday afternoon when he unexpectedly preempted press secretary Jay Carney’s daily White House press briefing to deliver remarks on the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial. I have an upcoming commentary on the speech but for now here it is in its entirety. In bold are the parts that I […]
Diverse Issues in Higher Ed: Rand Paul Brings Republican Party Message to Howard University
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a speech at Howard University as part of Republican efforts to remake their brand and reach out to minorities in the wake of Mitt Romeny’s failed presidential bid. Judy is quoted in this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article on Paul’s speech.
Just the Facts: How the Affordable Care Act Helps Women
With the biggest legal battle over the President’s health care law settled, its time to end the political wrangling and start educating the American people about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Many who oppose the law are unclear about what’s in it. The law provides real, tangible benefits for everyone, but women stand […]
Race and the Fight Against Obamacare
Featured on The Huffington Post and theRoot.com With resistance to President Obama’s health care law culminating with the Supreme Court deciding the fate of the most important social policy since enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the failure to win popular support for health care will be studied for many years to come. Racism […]
Health Care Showdown: How Did We Get Here?
Cross-posted on The Huffington Post and Politic365 Passing the Affordable Care Act was no easy feat. The legislative and political battle over health reform was sharply drawn along ideological lines. After months of political wrangling and Tea Party protests that underscored fundamental differences on the role of government, the public option was off the table […]