Category: Opinion

Editorial: Las Vegas massacre cries out for response

The issues Congress should address are well-known: Ban assault-style rifles and limit the size of magazines. Expand background checks on guns purchased in so-called private sales, such as gun shows and over the Internet. Make it more difficult for people with mental health issues to buy guns.

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The hypocrisy of Marco Rubio

Before the vote, Rubio persistently refused to meet with Floridians who wanted to tell him how the bill would hurt them. He was immune to warnings from the health insurance industry, the American Medical Association and other informed voices that the so-called “skinny repeal” bill was a dagger aimed at the heart of American health care.

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This is what you get when you elect Republicans

This has been quite a week in Washington, a week full of terror, intrigue, suspense, backstabbing and outright chaos. While we might not have been able to predict the particular contours of the catastrophe that complete GOP rule has been, we should have known it would turn out something like this. Guess what, America: This is what you get when you elect Republicans.

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Chuck Schumer: A Better Deal for American Workers

Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy. They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year’s election. American families deserve a better deal so that this country works for everyone again, not just the elites and special interests. Today, Democrats will start presenting that better deal to the American people.

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Senate’s revised health care bill still bad for Florida

If it were possible to make the original Senate bill worse, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell succeeded. He included Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to offer bare-bones health coverage that would provide far fewer benefits, cap annual payments or deny coverage to patients with a history of pre-existing conditions. 

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