Daily Clips: April 6, 2017

Andrew Sullivan talks about his expectations for the next few years: Sullivan is a bright light in the conservative movement (which means he’s essentially a modern day Democrat). His viewpoints on Trump’s follies so far are enlightening and humbling. He has a terrible segment on LGBT and Black Lives Matter…you’ve been warned.

Mark Meadows wants the AHCA to take even more from the poor: Trickle Downer of the week.

Jeff Bezos Says he is selling $1 billion a year in Amazon stock to finance race to space: Sure would be useful if Washington had a capital gains tax.

If California adopts universal health care, it will be a model for the whole country: 

California may be the state to show the way forward. In February, Senate Bill 562 was introduced to create a single-payer health-care system that would cover all 38 million Californians. The program would eliminate copays and insurance deductibles, and “inpatient, outpatient, emergency care, dental, vision, mental health and nursing home care” would be covered. The funding specifics have not yet been provided, but this is still a significant step forward in the fight for universal health coverage.

Nordstrom brothers’ compensation doubled last year as retailer struggled: Not an Onion headline.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.