Five Useful (But Disheartening) Articles On Current Events From NYT And HuffPost

This blog is mostly my study notes on medical topics I review and want to have easy access to (my Categories list and the search function on the blog helps me keep track of my of posts which are just notes on the subjects I have studied).

But occasionally I post links to non-medical topics that I want to keep track of. And here are five useful (but disheartening) articles about current events.

Don’t Let Mick Mulvaney Fool You: He’s Trying To Kill Welfare 07/01/2018 08:23 am from the HuffPost.

Trump’s Welfare Policy Is Unjustified, Punitive And Cruel 06/03/2018 08:22 am ET from the HuffPost. [Actually, the policy is that of all the Republican politicians and their paymasters. Trump is just a tool of those folks. Jeb and the others would do the same.]

The Supreme Court’s Arbitration Ruling Undercuts The Court System 05/25/2018 01:23 pm ET Updated May 25, 2018 from the HuffPost.

Here is a NYT article on childhood hunger: If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry   July 1, 2018.

Here is a NYT article on Civility, White America’s Age-Old, Misguided Obsession With Civility which includes a great quote from Dr. King. Dr. King said:

Dr. King aimed some of his harshest words toward advocates of civility, whose concerns aligned with the hand-wringing of many of today’s politicians and pundits. From his Birmingham jail cell, King wrote: “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’.” Dr. King knew that whites’ insistence on civility usually stymied civil rights.

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