Writing this week

As I’ve been reading through the week, I’ve tried to keep a list of the best stories around for anyone interested in news, politics and excellent writing to read.

Health insurance story What happens to health coverage when you’re poor, but not poor enough? The last few paragraphs are incredibly truthy no one talks about the poor, because most Americans “act like embarassed millionaires” We definitely need to come around to the notion that most of us will never be wealthy and even a middleclass life is a dream for most of us.

The collapse of religiousity Certainly worth noting, that more people are willing to identify as atheist in the United States. I don’t think that many people changed their convinctions, they’re just more willing to say they don’t believe in a big guy in the sky or an elephant woman or whatever.

Some kind of law for a bit more privacy. Remember when we learned law enforcement can search phone locations without approval from a judge? Well, there’s a bill out there now to address the lack of privacy and security US citizens face every time we use our cell phones.

Loneliness and technology. I posted this as soon as he got to the part about being happy living by the sea leaving messages in bottles. So yeah…it’s funny and reflective.

In the world of science, a new company is fact-checking research. I love the idea of this. I wish I could find the link to the original Reuters story, but there it is in all its copied glory on HuffPo.

What were you reading this week?

P.S. Check out “The Plutonium Files” by Eileen Welsome  for some serious reporting, writing and all-around “the government hates its citizens” terrifying truths.


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