HEALTHCARE

American healthcare is sh*t. Why doesn’t it change?

This article is in my “Political Analysis” and “Policy Opinions” sections.

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This graphic tells you everything you need to know about US healthcare (forgive the animation, I was feeling bored).

Look how much the US spends on healthcare:


2020 ELECTION

Donald Trump has morphed into Ronald Reagan. No, that’s not a good thing.

This article can be found in my “Political Analysis” section.

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Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was a masterclass in how not to run a campaign.

All I have to say is:

The 1980s called. They want their campaign strategy back.

I’ve argued before that Trump ran a smart campaign in 2016:

“Trump hammered Hillary Clinton on voting for the Iraq War (which has killed 200,000 civilians since 2003). …


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PRESIDENT

Donald Trump and Joe Biden illustrate a quick example

This will be an opinion article.


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HEALTHCARE

COVID-19 has exposed the flaws with our healthcare system, including how easy it is for people to lose insurance

For more articles on policy and COVID-19, check out my main publication — The Cynical Report.


2020 Election

Trump is in too big of a hole

This article can be found in my “Political Analysis” section.

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Speculation about Joe Biden’s running mate is rampant. He’s supposed to announce it this week, so people are dying to know.

But amidst all this hype, let me say this:

Biden’s vice-president pick (probably) won’t matter.

Here are a few reasons why.

1. Trump’s Approval Rating Is Low

Before COVID-19, I thought that Trump was the favorite to win. Back in January, the economy was doing good enough that Trump could boast “I’m doing such a good job!”

Though people were arguably dissatisfied with Trump, Joe Biden may not have mustered the enthusiasm among voters that was needed to beat Trump. …


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Climate Change

How to save our planet and save money

This article can be found in my “Policy Opinions” section.


Politics

The good in his political record

This will be an opinion piece. For more policy analyses, objective articles, and political commentary, check out my main publication, The Cynical Report.

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

If you haven’t heard, John Lewis — former civil rights hero and Congressman — died recently. He’s had lots of positive press for his civil rights career.

But what’s going unnoticed is his record as a politician. He had an interesting career, so let’s talk about it in detail.

For the most part, John Lewis was an anti-establishment maverick. He stood up to political insiders and didn’t sell out to big donors. …


Climate Change

Could green energy be a good investment?

This article can be found in my “Policy Opinions” section.

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Many people logically fear that taking actions against climate change could disrupt the current energy industry and increase the government’s debt (as the government would increase spending on green technology). In other words, it could disrupt the economy.

But let’s consider that climate change itself could disrupt the economy and lead to billions of dollars in economic losses. Let’s run down the specifics.

Money Lost from Climate Change

Money spent on climate-related disasters

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), as of 2017:

“Over the last decade, the federal government has incurred direct costs of more than $350 billion because of extreme weather and fire events, including $205 billion for domestic disaster response and relief; $90 billion for crop and flood insurance; $34 billion for wildland fire management; and $28 billion for maintenance and repairs to federal facilities and federally managed lands, infrastructure, and waterways.” …

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Rohan Upadhyay

A daily dose of skepticism is wise. Editor of “The Cynical Report.” Contributor for “Dialogue and Discourse.”

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