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5 Things An Angry Old White Man Wants To Say

By David Rutter

As an angry, old, white man, I will give this country one more chance with the clear understanding that I might just walk out the door and never return.

America is pissing me off. Seriously.

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Posted on June 4, 2020

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Posted on April 1, 2019

5 Things An Angry Old White Man Wants To Say

By David Rutter
I will give this country one more chance with the clear understanding that I might just walk out the door and never return.

Posted on June 4, 2020

Police Using Rubber Bullets On Protesters That Can Kill, Blind Or Maim For Life

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
"Kinetic impact projectiles" are no picnic.

Posted on June 3, 2020

Condemnation | Chicago Lawyers vs. CPD

By The Chicago Council of Lawyers & Chicago Appleseed
Chicago's long history of anti-black racism is well-documented and palpable, but the violent actions of police over the past several days showed a general lack of restraint, disregard for public safety, and intolerance for dissent that feels eerily similar to those in 1968.

Posted on June 2, 2020

Nursing Homes Fought Federal Emergency Plan Requirements for Years. Now, They're Coronavirus Hot Spots.

By Bryan Furlow, Carli Brosseau and Isaac Arnsdorf/ProPublica
Trump's election, American Health Care Association lobbyists argued, demonstrated that voters opposed "extremely burdensome" rules that endangered the industry's thin profit margins.

Posted on May 30, 2020

'Here We Go Again' | Richest Hospitals Sitting On Billions In Cash Got Golden Bailouts Compared To Those Serving The Poor

By Jon Queally/Common Dreams
"If you ever hear a hospital complaining they don't have enough money, see if they have a venture fund."

Posted on May 26, 2020

Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

By Julie Rovner/Kaiser Health News
Just as more people become eligible as the economy plummets.

Posted on May 21, 2020

The TSA Hoarded 1.3 Million N95 Masks Even Though Airports Are Empty And It Doesn't Need Them

By J. David McSwane/ProPublica
TSA officials stockpiled a huge shipment of N95 masks they knew they didn't need even after two agency officials asked to donate them. Airport traffic fell 95 percent, and the masks have sat unused as hospitals searched desperately for them.

Posted on May 20, 2020

'Last Responders' Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

By Michelle Andrews/Kaiser Health News
The COVID-19 death toll is far worse than we know.

Posted on May 19, 2020

The Costs Of The Shutdown Are Overestimated

By Richard Holden and Bruce Preston/The Conversation
And outweighed by the benefits.

Posted on May 18, 2020

'Reopening' Will Kill (A Particular Set Of) People

By Negin Owliaei/OtherWords
As other countries have shown with far more grace, the alternative isn't shutting down forever - it's investing in testing and social safety nets.

Posted on May 14, 2020

The Bailout Is Working - For The Rich, As Usual

By Jesse Eisinger/ProPublica
The clearest illustration of that came on Friday, when the government reported that 20.5 million people lost their jobs in April. It marked a period of unfathomable pain across the country not seen since the Great Depression. Also on Friday, the stock market rallied. Here's why.

Posted on May 13, 2020

How Climate Change Is Contributing To Skyrocketing Rates Of Infectious Disease

By Abrahm Lustgarten/ProPublica
Climate change is even bringing old viruses back from the dead, thawing zombie contagions like the anthrax released from a frozen reindeer in 2016, which can come down from the arctic and haunt us from the past.

Posted on May 8, 2020

What History Tells Us About COVID-19's Disastrous Impact On Black Households

By Malcolm Glenn/New America
Nothing short of catastrophic.

Posted on May 12, 2020

Trump's EPA Rejects Science, Endangers Public Health, And Ignores The Law. Here's The Latest.

By Chris Frey/The Conversation
Refusing to tighten standards on fine particle pollutants will kill up to 50,000 people a year.

Posted on May 7, 2020

The Sham Of Corporate Social Responsibility

By Robert Reich
American corporations are sacrificing workers and communities as never before in order to further boost runaway profits and unprecedented CEO pay. And not even a tragic pandemic is changing that.

Posted on May 11, 2020

A Life Of Heat 'Near Unlivable' For More Than 3 Billion People In Just Decades, Climate Report Warns

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
More than one billion people are expected to live in untenably hot climates by 2070 "even in the most optimistic outlook" presented by the study, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Posted on May 6, 2020

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