The paralysis of politics in Congress has us turning our attention away from Washington and looking at the states: What can the Democrats do when they control a state government? Like California? Democrats there are proposing dramatic changes in health care, extending coverage to everyone below the federal poverty line — regardless of immigration status. Sasha Abramsky reports on that — and on the more radical proposal, also before the California Legislature, to create a single-payer health care system for all California residents.
Also: American universities in the 1960s: was the golden age destroyed by radical students protesting the war in Vietnam and racism in America? For some answers we turn to historians Ellen Scheer– her new book is The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s.
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