Federal judge in Texas rules all of Obamacare to be unconstitutional | Alternet

In a ruling that was quickly dubbed as “insane” by critics, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the entirety of the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — was unconstitutional.It appears the law will still technically be in place while the case goes through appeals, however.

Source: Federal judge in Texas rules all of Obamacare to be unconstitutional | Alternet

The Significance of The Common Wind

I intend to speak of both the title of Julius Scott’s book, The Common Wind, and the common wind itself.It’s a great title. Scott gets it from William Wordsworth’s sonnet of 1802 to Toussaint L’Ouverture. Scott quotes the seven lines of its second half.
Though fallen Thyself, never to rise again,
Live and take comfort. Thou has left behind Powers that will work for thee: air, earth, and skies There’s not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee; thou hast great allies; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and Man’s unconquerable mind.

Lines which mix subject and object or Man and Nature. Julius Scott asks us to interpret the common wind as the exultation, agony, love, and unconquerable mind of the masterless people of the Caribbean in the freedom struggle.

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