LBJ Launches Medicare: ‘You Can’t Treat Grandma This Way’ Yes, our health system is broken, but broken systems can be fixed — not easily, but they can be fixed. By Bill Moyers | July 30, 2017 Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car … [Read more…]
Trump’s unfitness for office is a scathing reduction of the first six months of the Trump administration.
It is difficult to put the size of the planets into perspective, but a photo of earth superimposed over the Jovian Great Red Spot does a very good job of showing just how really big Jupiter is in comparison to earth. Great Red Spot Eats Earth! [to scale] 2017-07-18 17:40 UT Credit : NASA / … [Read more…]
From MARILYN SUZANNE MILLER in the NY Times today, July 22, 2017, Why Are the Baby Boomers in Such a Bad Mood? Cut to: The Present. I recently asked a neighbor how old she was: Nervous, reluctant, she said, “Oh, 60 or 61.” This conveys the ennui of today’s “new middle age” baby boomers, immersed … [Read more…]
Another piece from the NY Times today, July 18, 2017, this one by Fran Quigley (Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law) and the full article can be read here. How’s this for a great deal? The United States government funded research and development of a new vaccine against Zika. … [Read more…]
Lovely article in the NY Times of July 18, 2017 from Walter M. Shaub, Jr., former head of the Office of Government Ethics. The article can be found here and is a fine reminder of what has transpired in the first six months of the Trump administration. The cascading effects of the president’s departure from … [Read more…]
From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – A predictable nuclear accident at Hanford. From May, 2017.
Always good to read Chompsky’s views and, as usual, he clarifies the issues in today’s State of the Union. From the New York Times, July 5, 2017. On nuclear war, actions in Syria and at the Russian border raise very serious threats of confrontation that might trigger war, an unthinkable prospect. Furthermore, Trump’s pursuit of … [Read more…]
Sonoma Democrat, 10 December 1857 Indians.— On Tuesday last, some twenty of the native Indians passed through this place on their way to the Reservation. They had been living, as they informed us, near Bodega, and becoming satisfied that the lot of those living on the Reservation, was more desirable than their own, had concluded … [Read more…]
An in-depth article covering the data gathering on opioid and street drug use, who has data and the problem of getting good data today. From the folks at FIVE THIRTY EIGHT . com …