Why Medicaid for Flint, and Medicare for Montana?

Leftover sends this, an exploration as to why the folks of Flint, Mich., were given Medicaid for their toxic water, and the folks of Libby, Mont., were given Medicare for life. Writes Donna Smith at Common Dreams: Governor Snyder pressed the Feds to expand Medicaid coverage to children and youth under 21 years old and to …

An open casket

There is a history of mothers who lose sons too senselessly of insisting on an open casket. Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie, certainly did so. In explaining why she wanted her 14-year old son’s brutalized body to on display, she said: “There was just no way I could describe what was in that box… No way. And I …

He caved

On Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in the words of one lobbyist, significantly rolled back his proposed corporate taxes, and he proposed the legislature allow him to cut up to 1.5 percent of any line item in the budget. Whee! The budget process in this state is pretty crappy as it is, and this just …