Gore Supports Single Payer and State Department Closes War Crimes Office
In today's headlines:
- On Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore became the latest prominent Democrat to speak in favor of single payer. Proponents of a single-payer healthcare plan are organizing to urge Congress not only to stop the effort to repeal Obamacare, but to pass a bill that would guarantee Medicare for all.
Al Gore: "The private sector has not shown any ability to provide a good, accessible, affordable healthcare for all. I believe, for example, we ought to have a single-payer healthcare plan."
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has moved to close the State Department’s office tasked with holding war criminals accountable. This week, the head of the Office of Global Criminal Justice told his staff he was being reassigned elsewhere and that the office’s work would be rolled into another part of the State Department. David Scheffer, who was the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, said, "This sends a strong signal to perpetrators of mass atrocities that the United States is not watching you anymore."