FCC Ends Phone Rate Gouging of Prisoners’ Families
Somewhere in the logic of sending people to prison, we lost the core principle that time behind bars should be spent dissuading the prisoner from committing new crimes and helping him make restitution to his victim and society. We veered from a justice system that put people in prison to pay their dues and learn their lesson to one in which our treatment of prisoners | Read More »
Hi, Rhode Island! Enjoy your 10% #Obamacare hikes!
If you’re lucky. Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller has approved 2014 health insurance rates that he called “significantly lower” than those requested — but that still involve increases in premiums. [snip] For the majority of Rhode Islanders who get health insurance from large employers, rates will go up, on average, 9.5 percent to 12 percent.
Recovery? What Recovery?
Think about it. The bickering in Washington about whether to extend the Bush tax cuts is deeper than whether or not one class benefits or suffers. The tax cuts signify whether our economy can piece itself back together or remain stagnant. According to the Department of Labor, four hundred and thirty six thousand unemployment claims were filed last week. The unemployment rate has been flirting | Read More »
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