It’s interesting to note that PNC bank, of which we have a local branch, is a major financier for the mountaintop removal strip mining companies. Move your money! See the next post about Credit Unions.
In case you missed it, this is an article in Tuesday’s NY Times about Bob Woodward’s new book.
Sometimes the Letters to the Editor in the Times are among the best things on the editorial page. Today is such a day. Note especially the quotation from G.K. Chesteron.
Requests for help from Medicaid have grown 56% in the last ten years as more and more families and seniors reach out for help. It makes a good case for the 25% solution – funding our communities by cutting military spending – and Medicare For All – a health system free of the profit motive.
Our favorite economist writes about the white-hot anger among the rich. There’s talk of raising their taxes! You’d better read it, Muffy.
The number of people without health insurance is growing rapidly nationwide, with one of the largest increases in Pennsylvania. Thousands of people die every year because of missing healthcare or go bankrupt and lose their homes because they try to pay medical bills.
Except that farce is funny. Our friend John Grant looks at the Afghan corruption problem (clear it with Karzai!) and Sudan. Sudan? Get used to it.