Thirty-five years ago, babies born in the U.S. had an infant mortality rate equal to Germany. Today, American babies die at twice the rate of those in Germany.
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. ...
As Jeremy Epstein notes on his Freedom to Tinker blog , in great detail:
"If your States election was held in 2014 using the AVS WinVote touchscreen Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machine,
I really wanted to write about it because I saw that there were a lot of people that didn't understand some of the finer points of free trade agreements and they wanted to understand those before ...
Senator Bernie Sanders is running for President.
From Vermont Public Radio :
VPR News has learned from several sources that independent U.S. Sen. Bernie ...
Update: Good lord -- Baltimore is burning! Please let this end.
There have been many great diaries today on the tragic rioting in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Tasini's "...
The insanity of negative interest rates is one of the most under-reported, under-appreciated developments in recent days.
For instance, consider this . JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to ...
Making new an old-fashioned party-building ...
I have a heavy heart this evening.
I've been living back in Wisconsin coming up on three months now, and nothing much has changed since I left over 20 years ago. It is the same Green Bay, the same ...
if one can take a break from the personality driven politics in the US
in a country where 36% of the "citizens" cannot name the current VP
and consider that in this country which was the first ...
That was the first offensive thing my boss said to me today. It was not the last. We were building a lawn irrigation system for a large house with a small yard in downtown Chicago. Everything was ...