'Petty politics' deep-six bill to make calamari RI's official appetizer The Providence Journal PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rep. Joseph M.McNamara is blaming "petty politics'' for the death of his bill to make calamari the official state appetizer.
Marilee Ritchie Hird's insight:
Maybe it's not "petty politics" but a petty bill. Who would present such a dumb thing?
Did Justin Carter make a threat, or a sarcastic joke? That’s the question in the case of the New Braunfels, Texas, teenager arrested for a comment posted on Facebook that’s generating national attention.
Death by a thousand cuts is the biggest health risk in America today.
The most recent slice: delay the requirement for employers of over 50 to either offer health insurance or give employees access to the state health insurance exchanges.
This wound to wellness is a strategic stall. Business was encouraged by some to resist preparing, the low penalty cost of non compliance made the risk acceptable, and group-think empowered them to fight until the 11th hour.
Strike another victory by temper tantrum. The kings of part time and minimum wage threw themselves on the ground, kicked and yelled, and held their breath until their lobbyists won the day - with more cuts.
The states who prepared exchanges in compliance with the law will have a year to wait for the huge numbers of employees that were expected, removing the economy of scale and bargaining power of health insurance consumers AGAIN.
This is just more smarty pants political gaming, the kind that led to a weak and confusing bill in the first place. Death by a thousand cuts has been the opposition plan all along.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Twenty-one current and former employees of a nursing home for Alzheimer’s patients in Georgia, including its owner, face a total of more than 70 criminal charges for allegedly abusing elderly patients,...
By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – Volunteer watchman George Zimmerman suffered “insignificant” injuries in the fight in which he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a medical examiner testified on Tuesday, as...
MOUNT CARMEL, ISRAEL--The Natufian hunter-gatherers who lived in Raqefet Cave some 14,000 years ago are the earliest known prehistoric people to systematically bury their dead in cemeteries, and they may have been ...
By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle (Reuters) – The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United...
Italian police have found 13 suspicious money transfers through the Vatican bank, a newspaper said Tuesday, reporting that a senior cleric arrested last week allegedly offered his own accounts to transfer money for his friends.
I’m traveling and it’s a holiday, so I’m not posting for the rest of the week. But I thought you’d all enjoy a picture of this asshole, who was protesting women’s basic human rights (for their own good, of course!
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s younger brother, who had been missing for more than a week, was found dead on Wednesday in a Wyoming mountain range, but no foul play was suspected, authorities said.
A nation defined by politics Washington Post (blog) I have one plea for the Fourth of July: While I have no problem with saluting the military, the primary focus on Independence Day shouldn't be the troops, because the United States of America...
The Atlantic Wire The 'Proof of Heaven' Author Has Now Been Thoroughly Debunked by Science The Atlantic Wire A book called Proof of Heaven is bound to provoke eye rolls, but its author, Eben Alexander, had space in a Newsweek story and on shows...
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, is expected to face charges for incitement to racial hatred in France, after the European parliament voted to lift her parliamentary immunity.
Is new coal power really dead ? Business Spectator Outraged at this event, the climate sceptic wing of the Coalition push through with a gutting of the Renewable Energy Target and energy efficiency policy.
Religion may bring eternal happiness -- but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the Gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.
Close to 100 women have fallen victim to “rampant” sexual attacks in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during four days of protests against Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
'Parrot dinosaur' walked on all fours, then graduated to two (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) A baby in a dinosaur costume can do a laudable imitation of how a young dinosaur might have behaved.