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HOW DID ABORTION RIGHTS COME TO THIS?  — Carol Hanisch charts how the right to an abortion began to erode shortly after the Roe v. Wade decision; Uber vs. the Cabbies: Ben Terrall reports on the threats posed by private car services; Remembering August 1914: Binoy Kampmark on the enduring legacy of World War I; Medical Marijuana: a Personal Odyssey: Doug Valentine goes in search of medicinal pot and a good vaporizer; Nostalgia for Socialism: Lee Ballinger surveys the longing in eastern Europe for the material guarantees of socialism. PLUS: Paul Krassner on his Six Dumbest Decisions; Kristin Kolb on the Cancer Ward; Jeffrey St. Clair on the Making of the First Un-War; Chris Floyd on the Children of Lies and Mike Whitney on why the war on ISIS is really a war on Syria.
Citizen Heal Thyself!

Conservatives Make Their Proposals for Healthcare Coverage

by CHARLES R. LARSON

Ted Cruze:  one packet of twelve aspirin, three Band-Aids, and four yards of clothesline.

Michelle Bachmann:  King James Bible and mandatory Sunday school attendance.

Paul Ryan:  $30.00 in food stamps per month for a family of four.

Eric Cantor:  CVS coupons.

Rush Limbaugh:  no money for contraception, but chastity belts.

Charles and David Koch:  a glass of formaldehyde.

Rick Santorum: four weeks of conversion therapy.

Charles R. Larson is Professor of Literature at American University in Washington, D.C.  Email: clarson@american.edu.