93 percent of U.S. counties aren’t recovering

Leftover sends this, a Wall Street Journal blog on the slow recovery that really isn’t much of a recovery for most people. From the blog post: As was the case in 2014, when just 65 counties had fully recovered, most of those that bounced back are in states benefiting from the energy boom. Last year, …

How the gender wage gap shrinks economic security for women

Leftover sends this, a Wall Street Journal blog┬áthat shows just how the gender wage gap affects older women who often rely on Social Security benefits, which are tied to the wages earned. Even as far off as 2030, the gap won’t dissolve. And check out this Kaiser Family Foundation’s interactive tool, as well (and thanks, …

We have so far to go

Most likely, you’ve already seen this, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby making her announcement on Friday that six Baltimore police officers will be charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The 35-year old state’s attorney and daughter and granddaughter of police officers, more than proved herself, as did her staff, each of whom conducted independent research. …

The death of Obamacare? I didn’t even know it was sick.

Arguments are ongoing at the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell, the third Obamacare (Affordable Care Act to precise historians) case to reach that august body. Add to that some 56 attempts to repeal the thing by elected officials who oughta know better. And because they don’t, I will helpfully post this. A tinge more …