Be polite to your friends.
Police said officers responded to a 911 call about the shooting around 4:40 p.m. and found 21-year-old Joshua Allen dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to report, the 911 caller said “I need an ambulance fast, my brother was messing with a gun and it went off accidentally hitting his best friend”.
NJ.com’s Jerry Schneider is reclined (figuratively) to give Delta’s CEO a lecture.
David and Thom Hartmann explore the history of voter suppression (aka, “rule by an elite white male majority”) efforts in the U. S.
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Will Bunch reflects on the double-standard. A snippet; follow the link for the complete essay.
There are two law books in Donald Trump’s America, separate and unequal — a draconian one for the poor and the marginalized, and one bookmarked with a get-out-of-jail-free card for the politically connected. There’s even more to this, though, than people realize. If you’re a wealthy white-collar criminal, you don’t even have to know the president to get a break from his Justice Department.
In a major investigative piece that got buried in the rubble of Trump’s assault on democracy and the New Hampshire primary, the Huffington Post’s Michael Hobbes found that punishment of white-collar crime has plummeted to unthinkable depths during the current administration.
Jean de la Fontaine:
My local rag tells the story of Thomas Downing, a child of slaves who became the “Oyster King” of mid-1800s New York City.
It’s a fascinating read.
In The Denver Post, Colorado Lieutenant Governor Diane Primavera explores the high cost of American health care and argues that it really doesn’t have much to do with the cost of caring for persons’ health. A snippet:
Americans pay twice as much for our health care than those living in other developed nations, and in exchange, we enjoy middle-of-the-pack results and the lowest life expectancy in the developed world.
So if all the money we spend on health care isn’t making us healthier, then where is all the money actually going?
The short answer is that it’s going to the middlemen — insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals — whose business model is to act as a tollbooth standing in between patients and caregivers like doctors and nurses.
Follow the link for her evidence.
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