Health and Wellness

Open thread for night owls: African Americans, Asians yet to recover income lost in Great Recession

Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute writes—10 years after the start of the Great Recession, black and Asian households have yet to recover lost income: Today’s Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2017 shows that while all race and ethnic groups shared in the growth in median household incomes […]

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US State and Local Governments Rake in $40.8 Billion in Gambling Taxes

US governments on all levels, federal, state and local, received $40.8 billion in tax revenues from the rapidly growing gambling industry in 2017. The sector contributed $261 billion to the United States economy and employed more than 1.8 million people, a new study by Oxford Economics reveals. The research, published this week by the American […]

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Episode 24: ONE STATE LEFT

CDT 2018. Montana. Dixie catches Perk, and they hike around fire closures as she makes her way through the final state of her Triple Crown. CDT Gear List: Camera Gear Used: PCT Gear Lists: Desert – Sierra Nevada – Cascade Range – AT Gear List: Take A Thru-Hike: Dixie’s […]

Health and Wellness

Michigan health director to stand trial for manslaughter in Flint water-related deaths

This post was written and reported by contributor Dawn R. Wolfe through our new Daily Kos freelance program. A Michigan state official at the heart of the Flint water crisis is heading to trial for manslaughter. Nick Lyon, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is accused of being at least partially […]

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North Korea's state newspaper claims the US is secretly plotting to 'unleash a war' while continuing to negotiate 'with a smile on its face'

KCNA/Reuters North Korean state media has accused the US of plotting to “unleash a war” on North Korea while continuing to negotiate “with a smile on its face.” Sunday’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea, called out what it claims were US military movements in the region as practice […]

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Nevada's Dean Heller looking for a world of electoral hurt in supporting Trump's SCOTUS pick

Nevada’s Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Senate Republican in 2018, has already said that he’s in the tank for Russian asset Donald Trump and Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That despite the fact that he’s the lone Republican senator up for re-election in a state that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Heller met […]