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March 13th, 2017 - 5:00 pm § in Hypocrisy

The Futility of Living in South Carolina

My brother in law, William Quick, lives in South Carolina.   Bill writes about his devotion to traditional liberal causes … things like racism, environment, and healthcare while choosing to live not just in the Palmetto state but in North Charleston where a white cop intentionally shot a flee[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 1:56 pm § in America, Donald Trump

BREAKING NEWS: Under TRUMPCARE 52 million people would be uninsured in 2026 based on CBO’s calculations (28 million are uninsured right now)

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis says that “Trumpcare”  will lead to 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2018 and 24 million by 2026, “Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under c[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 7:50 am § in Misc.

Racism

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March 13th, 2017 - 3:50 am § in Misc.

Before Italians were white: Anniversary of a mass lynching

John Parker, who helped organize the lynch mob, later went on to be governor of Louisiana. In 1911, he said of Italians that they were “just a little worse than the Negro, being if anything filthier in [their] habits, lawless, and treacherous.” For those who now consider Itailian-America[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 2:45 am § in Misc.

US HEALTH SPENDING

Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an outlier The graph below shows the relationship between what a country spends on health per person and life expectancy in that country between 1970 and 2014 for a… OURWORLDINDATA.ORG[...]

March 13th, 2017 - 1:09 am § in Misc.

Seattle’s Crisis? Is it about housing or about taxes?

http://www.seattletimes.com/…/more-money-for-homeless-seat…/ Another great column by Danny Westneat at the Times. More money for homeless? Seattle consultants said no last fall Six months ago, two consultants told the city of Seattle it could shelter most of the homeless without any additional m[...]