|Concerns spike as police seek to medicalize tactics that end in arrest deaths
The national outage over authorities’ excessive use of force, especially against black men, may take law enforcement, first responders, politicians, and critics into a murky and nightmarish area — cal … Continue Reading
|With half of a terrible ’20 now done, can federal torpor on pandemic change?
The nation shudders into the second half of 2020, months deep into an unchecked Covid-19 pandemic that has infected 2.8 million Americans and killed roughly 130,000 of us. America has become the coron … Continue Reading
|Nursing homes ‘dumping’ residents and defying ordered safeguards
Owners and operators of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have mounted a “nimfy” (Not My Fault) defense for the tens of thousands of deaths and infections of their residents during the … Continue Reading
|As J&J ‘trims’ talc loss to $2.1 billion, Bayer sees $10-billion-plus Roundup fix
Leave it to corporations, even with the pressure of the civil justice system, to figure billions of ways to never say they are sorry — and to leave consumers hanging about problematic products and pra … Continue Reading
|GOP keeps insisting on a health care showdown. Voters may give it to them.
In the middle of a pandemic with a novel virus that has infected at least 2.5 million Americans and killed roughly 127,000, and with 20 million people jobless, what is a prime Republican response? The … Continue Reading