Medicare is celebrating it’s golden anniversary this year — 50 years of protecting seniors. Now, I could go on and on about Medicare. About how difficult it was for seniors before Medicare became law (only about half had hospital coverage, and even fewer had coverage for doctor’s visits). Or how hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans […]
Early this week, I went on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the epidemic of bullying against LGBT students in our schools. Despite this glaring problem, the Senate this week failed to pass my plan to fix it. Am I disappointed in this glaring failure to protect LGBT students in America? Yes. The […]
In its historic decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, the Supreme Court has finally made marriage equality the law of the land. All 50 states are now required to issue marriage license to same-sex couples — and all 50 states must recognize those marriages.
Two years ago today, marriage equality had a major “up” in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton signed marriage equality into law. Now all couples — gay or straight — can make a lifetime commitment of love and devotion to each other.
The collapse of Comcast’s plan to buy Time Warner Cable is a big victory for anyone who watches TV or uses the Internet. But it won’t be the last time the interests of consumers clash with the desires of big corporations in the media and technology space. Here are five lessons from this fight I think we should keep in mind going forward.