A Hopeful Direction for Healthcare

Last week, I wrote about the Swiss health care system as a potential model for the United States. For those who haven’t read it: Switzerland has an all-payer system in which private insurers together negotiate […]

Swiss Superiority, Without a Single Prayer

The holes in American healthcare, and how Switzerland’s example can patch them By NATALIE GUBBAY Last week, the New York Times published an article titled “Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would […]

Erasing and Removing, Rather than Rehabilitating

The erasure of history is nothing new. White people erase history every day by denying the role of their own elected policy—from government law-and-order initiatives to their local town permitting processes—in maintaining racial hierarchy in […]

Race, Politics, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

The complex and often problematic identities associated with modern music Classic rock is “the music that defined a generation”—and that rock and roll came to be defined as white is little contested. Within the music […]

Is Nutrition a Right or a Privilege?

The Farm Bill is a notoriously bland piece of legislation, and Congress’ inability to pass and reform it has come to symbolize the political polarization of what should be non-partisan issues. The last Farm Bill […]

Colorado Springs isn’t for Us

While I was walking into town this past Sunday, a young man, around 30 years old, stopped me and asked if he could talk to me for a minute. I noticed the monitor around his […]

The Tricky Definition of Third World

The problematic nature of “third world,” and how we might go about correcting it. The “third world” has long been a mystery to those discussing it. The term originated in the Cold War, used to […]