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Another Psychologically Troubled Individual with a Gun, another Military Contractor with Security Clearance






Another Psychologically Troubled Individual with a Gun, another Military Contractor with Security Clearance What does it add up to? –another mass shooting, another crime at a federal facility, this time the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.   No need for lengthy soul-searching. The shooter had already been identified as psychologically troubled, before Monday’s mass killing. Aaron Alexis was displaying symptoms often associated with schizophrenia… Read More

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“Well regulated,” part 2: Strict constructionism means paid lobbyists?






“Well regulated,” part 2: Strict constructionism means paid lobbyists? Picking up where the previous post left off– “Well regulated” was praise in this country at the time America was born. For eighteenth-century American colonists, well-regulated was everything the ridiculous Georges on the English throne were not. The Swiftian, satire-worthy courts under the British kings were repudiated in the law courts of the new United States,… Read More

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Long-term care and pedicures






Long-term care and pedicures Of all the weaknesses in American health care, long-term care facilities display the worst. Regular hospitals have their problems; that medical word ‘complications’, as in the familiar phrase ‘died of complications after surgery’, indicates the long-running problem our hospitals still have with keeping clean. Indeed, even a hospital with state-of-the art resources for organ transplant, for example, can show a baffling… Read More

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