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Can The Constitution Stop The Government From Lying To The Public?

By Helen Norton/The Conversation

When regular people lie, sometimes their lies are detected, sometimes they're not. Legally speaking, sometimes they're protected by the First Amendment - and sometimes not, like when they commit fraud or perjury.

But what about when government officials lie?

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Posted on January 14, 2020
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Posted on April 1, 2019

Can The Constitution Stop The Government From Lying To The Public?

By Helen Norton/The Conversation
When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.

Posted on January 14, 2020

Study: Lack Of Insurance Cause Of Survivorship Gap In Minorities With Cancer

By UIC
This is the first study to use statistical mediation methods and a large cancer registry database to quantify the extent that adequate health insurance is a factor in the stage of breast cancer diagnosis among a diverse population of women in the United States.

Posted on January 10, 2020

Entire Species Are Being Wiped Out

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Ecologists say half a billion animals may have been killed by Australia's wildfires.

Posted on January 4, 2020

E-Mails Show Trump Administration Knew Migrant Children Would Suffer Mental Problems Once Separated From Their Families At The Border. Then They Ramped Up The Practice.

By Susan Ferriss/Center for Public Integrity via The Texas Tribune
A 10-year-old held in a shelter for two months was found on the floor, crying and holding his hand. "My hand hurts because I got mad about my case and I hit the wall," the boy said. A 12-year-old boy reported "suicidal ideations" after separation from an aunt and a cousin. A 9-year-old girl said her uncle was murdered by a local gang.

Posted on December 21, 2019

In Medical Billing, Fraudulent Charges Are Legal

By Elisabeth Rosenthal/Kaiser Health News
What I'm talking about here were the bills for things that simply didn't happen, or only kind-of, sort-of happened, or were mislabeled as things they were not or were so nebulously defined that I couldn't figure out what we might be paying for.

Posted on December 19, 2019

Affordable Mental Health Care Getting Even Tougher To Find

By Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News
"We would never permit this for heart disease or cancer."

Posted on December 17, 2019

Grading Illinois' Economic Development Transparency: C-

By The Illinois PIRG Education Fund
"It's often easier for citizens to see when a state hands a company $50 for printer ink than when it hands a company a million dollars to relocate its headquarters."

Posted on December 12, 2019

E-Mails Show Water Contractor Knew About Lead Risk In Flint

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
Executives at a water company contracted to assess the water system in Flint privately expressed concerns that residents "might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water."

Posted on December 11, 2019

Protocols Of The Elders Of The Republican Party

By Mike Lofgren/Common Dreams
Lunatic conspiracy theories are the heart and soul of today's GOP.

Posted on December 9, 2019

5 Ways Trump And His Supporters Use The Same Strategies As Science Deniers

By Lee McIntyre/The Conversation
All ideology supports the reflex to believe what you want to believe.

Posted on November 29, 2019

MUSIC - The Decade's Top 100 Chicago Rap Songs.
TV - NASA TV's Upcoming Spacewalks.
POLITICS - Lying & The Constitution.
SPORTS - Corrupt IOC Bans Protests.

BOOKS - The Fall Of 1987.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - United's New Carhartts.


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