Robert Reich: Even Social Security’s current inflation adjustment understates the true impact of inflation on the elderly. That’s because they spend 20 to 40 percent of their incomes on health care, and health-care costs have been rising faster than inflation. … Continue reading
National News: NRA Task Force Recommends Training School Personnel Who Want To Be Armed http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/02/187546/nra-paid-study-calls-for-armed.html http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/02/176024971/nra-task-force-recommends-training-school-personnel-who-want-to-be-armed http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/asa-hutchinson-cops-schools-criminal-records What are the states doing about gun control? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/02/what-are-the-states-doing-about-gun-control/ Quietly and behind the scenes, gun research and regulation has been stymied http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/02/187543/quietly-and-behind-the-scenes.html Background … Continue reading
My apologies for any screwy formatting, WordPress likes to buck spacing easily. National News: Weekly Review — The Supreme Court considers skim-milk marriage, a hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay expands, and Egyptian scuba divers sabotage SEA-ME-WE-4 harpers.org/blog/2013/04/weeklyreview2013-04-02/ Median Household … Continue reading
By Connor Gibson Crossposted from Greenpeace USA. A recent flood of Koch-supported think tanks, junk scientists and astroturf groups from inside and outside of Kansas are awaiting the outcome of a bill this week that could stall progress on the … Continue reading
Never forget when he bravely banded together with our Attorney General and the Waukesha County Sheriffs to budget for your pubic safety.
National News: And that’s the way it was: February 11, 1990 — South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela is freed from prison after 27 years http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/and_thats_the_way_it_was_febru.php Federal Prison Population Spiked 790 Percent Since 1980 thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/07/1552751/federal-prison-population-spiked-790-percent-since-1980 Police seeking Dorner … Continue reading