Time For A Vote


“I think a lot of those people (protesting against the bill) today demonstrated this is not about health care. It’s about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful.”

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, after anti-health care protestors resorted to ethnic and homophobic slurs against Democratic members of Congress.

The health care bill goes up for a vote in the House today.

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →