Good Reads for Socialists August 2017

The Washington Socialist <> August 2017

Tom Edsall recaps all the ways conservatives have eroded the Affordable Care Act, and the theory behind it. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/opinion/health-care-obamacare.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

The semiofficial history of DSA, by somebody (Joe Schwartz) who was pretty much present at the creation… http://www.dsausa.org/a_brief_history_of_democratic_socialists_of_america_1971_2017

Short and comprehensive new piece by Harry Targ, Purdue political economist, on the change in class structure that has made socialism more relevant and apparent as an alternative to more people.  Touted by Andy Feeney via the CCDS listserv. http://heartlandradical.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-material-reasons-for-current.html

A recent account of next steps in health care advocacy keyed to the collapse of the Senate effort and the likely struggles still to come, from Baltimore-based Popular Resistance: https://popularresistance.org/newsletter-fight-for-health-care-begins/

Another very recent piece on health care next steps, from the Sanders Institute, apparently circulated to members of Congress: https://www.sandersinstitute.com/blog/health-care-research-paper-delivered-to-congress

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