Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Laureate

[I first saw Ronan Farrow when he was a noontime CNN News host (or whatever those talking faces are called) two or three years ago. At the time I thought he was a smarmy pretty-boy airhead. Apparently I was wrong, … Continue reading

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ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster Management, Futures, Governance, Information, Media, Resource Management, Small Island, Tourism

Sarah Kliff, VoxCare: Workers Who Work Would Lose Coverage

CHART OF THE WEEK CBPP I’m still not over this finding. To me, it just seems hard to justify Medicaid work requirements when they can lead to people losing their health insurance when they are, by any reasonable definition, working. … Continue reading

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From our sister blog — WMWWGr8T

via The “EPA Medallion” — Who Knew? But for those of us of a certain age, let’s go back to 1970, in this note from the nostalgia site Weird Universe (sort of a joke): January 1970: The White House guard … Continue reading

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The Psychological Toll of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric and Policy

from the extraordinary magazine, Undark <https://undark.org/2018/04/05/immigration-daca-trump-border/&gt; CROSS SECTIONS / News & Features Exploring the Psychological Toll of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric and Policy A study of psychological distress among U.S. Latino parents is one of the first to look at the mental … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget — Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWI I

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post. Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII The abuse of data from the 1940 census has fueled fears about a citizenship question … Continue reading

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Harassment on Eric Holder’s Watch at DoJ

from the NY Times — lead in the Sunday print edition: POLITICS At the Justice Dept.’s Death Penalty Unit, Accusations of Favoritism, Gender Bias and Unwanted Groping By KATIE BENNER                  MARCH 31, 2018 … Continue reading

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