At 80, Wanda Witter was dismissed as mentally ill as she fought with Social Security over the money she insisted she was due. She was right. Source: ‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000. – The Washington Post
The politics of chronic underinvestment. Source: System Overload – The New Yorker
If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs | ThinkProgress.
“New York’s Junior Senator, Doggedly Refusing to Play the Part – NYTimes.com”
Robert Alexander says Washington warned of the “continual mischiefs of the spirit of party” — a phenomenon being played out by the tea party Republicans today. Washington (George) got it right
WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria