Tag: Crisis

Mar 19

Trump to unveil opioid crisis plan, including death penalty for drug traffickers

Donald Trump is set to announce his plan to solve the opioid crisis in a Monday afternoon speech in New Hampshire. And as he’s repeatedly foreshadowed, treatment and prevention will be an afterthought to brutality and mass incarceration: President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, …

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Mar 18

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: This is that constitutional crisis everyone has been talking about

What does a constitutional crisis look like? If you’re waiting for the the secret police to come knocking on your door, or the maybe a few tanks in the streets, or perhaps a few of the more vocal people around you to suddenly disappear, that’s not it. That’s not the crisis. That’s what comes after. The …

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Mar 13

Report Discovers Multinational Companies Found Even More Ways to Avoid Taxes Following the Financial Crisis

Since 2000, the amount these businesses pay in taxes has dropped by one third. As growing inequality has steadily increased in American society, major multinational companies have been benefiting from lower and lower tax rates the world over, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The paper conducted a study of the taxes …

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Mar 10

‘Our Health Care Crisis Won’t Be Solved Until We Get Private Insurance Out’

CounterSpin interview with Margaret Flowers on undermining single-payer. Janine Jackson interviewed Margaret Flowers about undermining single-payer healthcare for the March 2, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link New York Times (2/22/18) Janine Jackson: When you hear that Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon have a plan to “fix” healthcare, questions, shall we say, naturally arise …

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Mar 07

Pennsylvania Republican’s answer to the opioid crisis: ‘Restore traditional values’

As the opioid epidemic rages, this is what Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone, now running for Congress in a special election set for March 13, had to say to the mother of an addict: “We don’t have any more funding, OK? We’re going to try to cut the budget. So, where do I take …

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Mar 06

Opioid crisis: overdoses increased by a third across US in 14 months, says CDC

Results show opioid overdoses increasing across all regions and in most states, for most men and women and most age groups Opioid overdoses increased by roughly 30% across the US in just 14 months between 2016 and 2017, according to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC …

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Mar 03

Open thread for night owls: People who say what they’d have done in a crisis don’t really know

Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon writes: Don’t say what you “would have done” in a crisis. Your mind believes how you’d respond, but your brain has other ideas In the wake of the Parkland tragedy last month, the current occupant of the White House — a man who avoided serving his country in Vietnam because his feet hurt— …

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Mar 01

Cartoon: Trump’s proposal to protect schools – arm the crisis actors

Join Ruben Bolling at An Unlikely Story, in Plainville, MA on March 9, where he’ll be joined by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and talk about comics, his hit kid’s book series, The EMU Club Adventures, and the real-life monster that made him an author.  Info here. (Buy Book One here.  Buy Book …

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Feb 27

The Big Pharma family that brought us the opioid crisis

If the devil wears Prada, what do America’s most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough fatalities to decrease overall U.S. life expectancy at birth for the last two years running. Yet no police SWAT teams have pounded down …

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Feb 27

‘The left is creating a crisis’: conservative activists respond to Florida shooting

CPAC – the annual conference for conservative activists, which is sponsored by the NRA – occurred less than two weeks after the Parkland school shooting.  The Guardian spoke with attendees including Sebastian Gorka, Katie Hopkins and Mark Burns about gun ownership, Parkland conspiracy theories and policy reform in the wake of the massacre Continue reading… …

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