Tuesday, May 3, 2016

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ Author Now Doubts His Father Was in Iwo Jima Photo - The New York Times

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ Author Now Doubts His Father Was in Iwo Jima Photo - The New York Times: "ing the Japanese on Iwo Jima. John Bradley died in 1994.

Mr. Bradley’s doubts tell a story about the fog of war, the efforts of a son to memorialize his father and the apparent willingness of the Marines to at first brush aside questions about one of their most historic moments.

The photograph was taken by Joe Rosenthal, a photographer for The Associated Press, during one of the bloodiest battles of the war. It was splashed across the front pages of newspapers throughout the country less than 48 hours after it was taken, and was an immediate source of patriotism and controversy. President Harry S. Truman used it to sell bonds to fund the war, Mr. Rosenthal brushed back accusations that it had been staged, and questions arose — and were apparently answered — about who was really in it.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chyna's Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager | NBC Southern California

Chyna's Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager | NBC Southern California: "The brain of former WWE star Chyna, who was found dead last week in her Southern California home, will be donated for research involving the effects of concussions, her manager said Tuesday."  'via Blog this'

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Denver's top marijuana power couple - Business Insider


Denver's top marijuana power couple - Business Insider: "Wanda James and Scott Durrah were seasoned entrepreneurs before they became the first African Americans to own a cannabis dispensary and edibles company in Colorado.  The cannabis industry has allowed them as a couple and business partners to pursue their three greatest passions: food and health, social justice, and enjoying marijuana. "  'via Blog this'

West Virginia's solution to the opioid crisis - Business Insider

West Virginia's solution to the opioid crisis - Business Insider: "The state hardest hit by the drug-overdose crisis — West Virginia — has taken guidelines a step further, creating an “Expert Pain Management Panel,” composed of pain specialists, pharmacists, and health-insurance representatives with the goal of taking on opioid overprescription and abuse in the state."  'via Blog this'

Why Republicans love comparing abortion to slavery - Vox

Why Republicans love comparing abortion to slavery - Vox: "The real "dehumanization," they argue, is denying women the bodily autonomy that abortion rights allow. But more than that, they say, the comparison is wildly offensive because it ignores the brutal history of reproductive coercion in slavery. "If you think about it, the claim that abortion is like slavery is exactly backwards," wrote Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check. "I’m not a fan of comparing anything to slavery that is not slavery, but I’m fairly certain that we can all agree that slaveowners systematically forced Black women to give birth." Slaveowners often used enslaved women as breeding stock to produce new future slaves. Women were raped by their masters and forced to bear the resulting children. They had no rights to their own offspring, much less their own bodies — they were sold or beaten if they couldn't or wouldn't reproduce, and if they did have children there was no guarantee they'd ever get to raise them."  'via Blog this'

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Curt Schilling posts anti-transgender graphic on Facebook - NY Daily News

Curt Schilling posts anti-transgender graphic on Facebook - NY Daily News: "As hard as he tries, Curt Schilling can’t seem to avoid being a bigot. The former MLB pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst has taken to social media yet again to post another tone-deaf and intolerant graphic. This time, Schilling used Facebook to target the transgender community."  'via Blog this'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn’t Changed Much | Here & Now


A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn’t Changed Much | Here & Now: "In April 2015, Freddie Gray was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change in both the police department and the political arena. A year later, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson takes a look at what has and hasn’t changed in Baltimore with community activist J.C. Faulk." 'via Blog this'

Friday, April 8, 2016

Donald Trump’s Health Care Ideas Bewilder Republican Experts - The New York Times


Donald Trump’s Health Care Ideas Bewilder Republican Experts - The New York Times: "Donald J. Trump calls for “a full repeal of Obamacare” but says that “everybody’s got to be covered.” Initially, he liked “the mandate,” a central feature of the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a penalty, but he backed off that position under fire from conservatives.

He would allow individuals to take tax deductions for insurance premium payments. But aides acknowledge that this tax break would not be worth much to people whose income is so low they pay little or nothing in federal income taxes. For them, Trump aides say, there would be Medicaid, which the billionaire businessman says he would not cut but would turn into a block grant to state governments." 'via Blog this'

In Texas, Concerns Over The Future Of State Medicaid | Here & Now


In Texas, Concerns Over The Future Of State Medicaid | Here & Now: "Texas lawmakers are debating the future of the state’s Medicaid program and looking at ways to cut services and costs. But a bigger question looms in the discussion: will a major chunk of the money even be there next year?" 'via Blog this'