Georgia Lawmaker Suggests Quarantining HIV+ People

Georgia state Rep Betty Price

Discussing the high cost of medical care and the potential to infect others, Georgia state Representative Betty Price (R) suggested quarantining people living with HIV. Her comments came as a part of a House committee meeting on Tuesday about access to health care. Price – a medical doctor and wife of now-former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price – offered […]

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New Post-Las Vegas Dana Loesch NRA Ad Stokes Violence

Though conservative pundits decried anyone attempting to engage in discussion of sensible gun control measures in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre just under three weeks ago, a new NRA advertisement featuring conservative fearmonger Dana Loesch appears to stoke the very political tensions that have led to violence over the last few months. The ad follows a similar video […]

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Age, Health & Being Fit For Public Office

Vox recently ran an article about the healthcare perks that members of Congress enjoy while they are working hard to deny poor Americans access to basic health insurance. Here’s the WTF section of that article: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington. “At […]

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Louisville Pub Enters the National NFL Protest Conversation

TK's Pub in Louisville Enters the National NFL Protest Conversation

TK’s Pub in Louisville is the latest small business to enter the NFL protest fray after owner Todd King announced yesterday he is removing all NFL paraphernalia from his restaurant. His stance mirrors that of many other white conservatives: that black athletes should not be allowed to protest racial injustice by silently kneeling during the national anthem. “We don’t like […]

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Invisible Issues: Mental Health Care in Developing Countries

mental health

Mental health is a serious problem in countries all over the world. However, for people in developing countries, it can be even harder to find access to adequate help and support. Without the resources they need to properly handle mental health issues, these citizens can be left feeling lost, alone and out of control. Finding adequate mental health support can […]

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Oklahoma School to Illegally Force Students to Stand During Pledge

Stuart Public Schools in Oklahoma will illegally force students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Stuart Public Schools in Oklahoma will require students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance despite federal law prohibiting public schools from engaging in such conduct. The change in policy comes amid the national discussion about NFL players peacefully kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and systemic racism. According to the new policy: Stuart Public School respects […]

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At Fox, Tomi Lahren Continues Attack on Protesting NFL Players

At Fox, Tomi Lahren Continues Attack on Protesting NFL Players

Tomi Lahren spent the better part of the last year attacking black athletes kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice. She’s not only targeted the group en masse, but has singled out players like Colin Kaepernick (who began the movement) using dog whistle (and sometimes outright racist) arguments. Now – using her new Fox News position […]

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Tyranny Of The Minority

Tyranny Of The Minority

A recent op-ed in the Washington Post revisited what has become an interminable discussion: why, when poll after poll shows a majority of Americans in favor of stricter gun laws, has Congress not responded? When it comes to guns, why are our Representatives so unrepresentative? The authors–E.J. Dionne, Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann— acknowledge the outsized influence of the NRA, but then […]

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American Exceptionalism

The AR 15 - weapon of choice in mass shootings

“American Exceptionalism” has meant different things at different times. Usually, however, the meanings ascribed to that phrase have been positive. Over at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Parlor, however, “El Jefe” has described a far less rosy aspect of our exceptionalism. As a country, the US is 4.4% of the world’s population, yet we own 42% of the world’s guns.  Let that sink […]

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