The coalition Health Equity For All is launching a series of television commercials and print ads to promote Obama's healthcare reform. The ads appeal to minorities, linking the healthcare debate to the civil rights movement. It places the blame of high health costs on insurance companies that are supposedly only concerned about profits. And it asks viewers to contact their senators, urging support for healthcare reform legislation before the U.S. Senate.
With a population of approximately 178,000 people residing on an island roughly one-seventh the size of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the union, the U.S. territory of Guam rarely captures much attention in the minds of the average American. However, as the government prepares to expand a military base in Guam at a cost of $15 billion, that situation may change.
The Supreme Court will soon face its first post-Sotomayor test concern Second Amendment liberties. The landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case last year overturned the D.C. ban on gun ownership, maintaining that Second Amendment liberties could not be abridged in the federal district.