The Canadian Progressive: Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits

Southeast Alabama Medical Center, a public hospital in rural Alabama, forces poor patients to surrender their legal protections before they can receive treatment, clearing the way for the facility to seize funds from their pay or bank accounts to cover medical debts. The post Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits appeared ...

LeDaro: Trump’s At It Again

I can’t help but wonder if we pay too much attention to Donald Trump, but like the scene of a car accident, onlookers are compelled to watch. Trump is an arrogant bully, there is no other way to say it. This is well laid out in this Huffington Post article: Recently, Trump has been handing ...

Eclectic Lip: How Libertarians brought America Big Religion and Bigger Lawsuits…

(originally written Nov 2010; uploaded Aug 21, 2012 as part of my Great Upload of Musings…  for balance, I’ll soon post the follow-up which praises some portions of libertarian philosophy which are very dear to my progressive heart.  Politics makes for strange bedfellows, and I’m not above shacking up with occasional allies.  🙂  )   ...

Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (photo by Michael Morel). Late hip hop pioneer Adam “MCA” Yauch has explicitly prohibited any posthumous use of his music for corporate advertising. In a copy of his will obtained by Rolling Stone this week, the Beastie Boys rapper states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may ...

Left Over: Left Over 2012-07-31 11:30:07

Hundreds of women join RCMP harassment lawsuit While reading through the comments  posted under this article re the pending RCMP harassment lawsuits, I ran across one comment that was so stereotypically unenlightened that I had to respond..the poster stated that he “was much more interested in finding out if the RCMP were going to be ...

DeSmogBlog: Oil and Gas Industry Moves to Silence Critics

shutterstock_49157602.jpg At an industry public relations conference last year, Michael Kehs of Chesapeake Energy described a Wall Street Journal op-ed to gathered oil and gas officials, saying it pointed out the industry's "credibility problem." “And I’m sure some of it relates to defensiveness,” Kehs added. (MP3 Audio)  Small wonder. For years, the oil and gas industry ...