October 19, 2014

The 19-Year-Old Who Died of Gangrene in Jail? The Story Is Worse Than You Thought

The 19-Year-Old Who Died of Gangrene in Jail? The Story Is Worse Than You Thought

In August 2013, a 19-year-old boy died naked on the floor of an Alabama jail cell. He didn’t die of a beating. He wasn’t stabbed or shot. He was a victim of a far more insidious form of violence perpetrated against poor, overwhelmingly black men and women. He died of gangrene. He died of neglect. […] Share this:...

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Politics

Why Dr. Oz Should Not Be the Ebola Czar

Why Dr. Oz Should Not Be the Ebola Czar

And Other Answers for Michael Reagan Conservative radio host Michael Reagan, son of former president Ronald Reagan told online newsrag Newsmax today that the president shouldn’t have appointed a political guy to be the Ebola czar. He’d much rather have TV medical charlatan Dr. Oz. photo by: Share this:...

Posted: October 18, 2014 by Deb

Religion

Purity Balls – What Really Makes Them Creepy

Purity Balls - What Really Makes Them Creepy

Are Purity Balls Creepy? Your answer may depend on your cultural upbringing – and that may make the whole concept even creepier. Share this:...

Posted: March 28, 2014 by Deb

Health

Cinnamon and…Antioxidants?

Cinnamon and...Antioxidants?

McCormick, the spice people, have a new angle — spices are HEALTHY. One-half teaspoon of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as a cup of pomegranate juice or 1/2 cup of blueberries. Who knew, right? Share this:...

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Politics

Elizabeth Warren, Asbestos and Travelers Insurance

Elizabeth Warren, Asbestos and Travelers Insurance

Did Elizabeth Warren side with insurance companies against asbestos victims? The Travelers insurance case is a lot more complicated than the media would like you to believe. Share this:...

Posted: September 21, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Obama & Clinton: Chris Hayes Nails the Difference

In last night’s MSNBC coverage of the Democratic Convention, Chris Hayes drew this contrast between Clinton compromises and Obama compromises. It’s definitely worth a watch. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And there’s some truth. Share this:...

Posted: September 6, 2012 by Deb

Media

Melissa Harris-Perry Does Righteous Anger Perfectly

In case you missed this on yesterday’s Melissa Harris-Perry, it’s must-see video. This is what righteous anger from a strong woman looks like: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Share this:...

Posted: September 2, 2012 by Deb

Politics

What MaddowBlog Missed About Romney’s Comment

What MaddowBlog Missed About Romney's Comment

Mitt Romney and the Republicans agree with the president that businesses benefit from public investments in infrastructure and education. They just think corporations shouldn’t have to pay for using them. Share this:...

Posted: July 19, 2012 by Deb

Politics

Birth Certificate vs. Tax Returns

Do you think the Obama campaign is drawing inspiration for their “where are the tax returns?” push from the birth certificate debacle? It’s been interesting watching and listening to this developing over the weekend. I’m hearing questions and comments about Mitt Romney’s tax returns that sound a whole lot familiar to a...

Posted: July 10, 2012 by Deb

Media

If You Thought Our Political Talk Shows Were Bad…

…check out what happened when two former Jordanian politicos squared off on a talk show on live talk show in Jordan. Share this:...

Posted: July 9, 2012 by Deb

Politics

More Romney Super PAC Ad Quotes

So I turn on the TV this morning and the first thing I see is Brian Baker, the general counsel for the Joe Ricketts Ending Spending super PAC that’s supporting Romney. For anyone who slept through yesterday’s hysterics, that’s the super PAC embroiled in controversy after the New York Times published details about the Jeremiah [&he...

Posted: May 18, 2012 by Deb
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