It's increasingly difficult to figure out which of the numerous organizations claiming to offer "reproductive health services" actually provide termination referrals and which are merely sham clinics established by right-wing religious activists.
The Indiana National Guardsmen refiled a lawsuit in Houston federal court alleging that KBR knowingly allowed soldiers assigned to guard the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in southern Iraq to be exposed to a toxic chemical known to cause cancer.
It turns out, toddlers who tell lies do better as adults. Whether this is surprising news about child development, or a sad statement about the kind of society we live in depends on how you define "better."
Pre-Madoff, hedge funds were all the rage. They had figured out a way to make money in any market. Trillions of dollars flowed into their coffers. What a difference a big fraud makes. Now many of these funds claim they were also victims of Madoff.
Perhaps my point will be more memorable for the use of a whimsical metaphor, but this issue is no laughing matter. Not when you're sick, or watching a loved one die, or casting their ashes in a canyon.