Month: June 2017

Time For Progressives to Leave The California Democratic Party

So this should be the last straw for every “P”rogressive in the California Democratic Party. In the 2005-2006 legislative session, Senator Kuehl introduced SB 840. The bill passed in both houses, and California was about to become the first state in U.S. history to pass single-payer legislation. However, the bill was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then again in 2009 the bill passed the appropriate committees in both the senate and assembly but was never brought to the floor. Then after Sentate Bill 562, a very similar bill to SB 840 that was vetoed by Schwarzenegger in 2006, cleared...

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Don Collins and the Population Bomb

Guest Post: Donald Collins’ article on the “population bomb” and the history of birth control is an intriguing look into how we must consider family planning in the grand scheme of our problem of population growth. Collins, a long time advocate of women’s reproductive health rights, discusses the importance of assuring family planning capabilities not just in the United States, but worldwide. After the invention of penicillin, many experts on population growth believed that access to the drug would lead to huge cuts in death rates as well as a rapid boom in population growth. This belief led to...

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