Salon: The Right’s Healthcare Revolution is a Scam

“The consumer-driven healthcare revolution,” trumpeted one conservative think tank a few years back, “has only just begun.”  Now, for anyone who has ever been inconvenienced by an encounter with the healthcare system – or even worse, been on the receiving end of poor quality care, a medical error or a misdiagnosis – a greater focus on “consumer” satisfaction might sound like just the right medicine for American healthcare …

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Truthout: Is Fixing Stop-and-Frisk Worth the Bother?

Is fixing “stop and frisk,” the NYPD’s policy of frisking first (mostly blacks) and asking questions later – whether unconstitutional or not – even worth the bother?  Not according to former first deputy police commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) John F. Timoney, who, in a New York Times Op-Ed last month, bemoaned the “real costs of policing the police” when it came to reforming the controversial policy…

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